For the last few months I have been building an app (Smart AR Home) which lets you look at the things in your home and control them from your mobile app using Augmented Reality.
So far app supports only switches and dimmers for lights and I am planning to add more devices based on your feedback. I am curious what type of devices you are mostly using at home and in what scenarios you think the app could be useful and when it doesn’t make sense.
From my observations, simple turn on/off for the light is much easier done with devices like Alexa but whenever we need a better control over the device (like dimming), being able to pull the phone, look at thing and complete the action, might be a perfect case for the Smart AR Home.
The app is available on:
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SmartARHome
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1344696207
You need a phone that supports AR Core or AR Kit to use the app as it’s all based on Augmented Reality.
After installing, you will need to publish the smart app to let Smart AR Home integrate with your home. Step by step instruction is part of the app. Later, using any image or family picture or cover of the book, you will be asked to create synchronization point. From that point, you will place the devices in your home and app will use that point after each launch.
I appreciate any feedback, especially critical one that I could use to improve the app. I have some ideas for the next steps and improvements but I will share it later so it won’t influence your creative thinking.
App is of course free and at this moment I don’t plan to monetize it.
Thanks for trying it!