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The Samsung Galaxy S3-New Ikea App To Sport Augmented Reality

News   •   Jul 30, 2012 09:56 BST

There are many great shopping applications available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 but the forthcoming new Ikea apps looks set to be one of the very best to date thanks to its use of augmented reality to create an unrivaled browsing experience.

Ikea are a Swedish company who have built an excellent reputation for producing affordable and stylish home furnishings and accessories. The company are currently hard at work producing their new application for the Samsung Galaxy S3 alongside augmented reality specialists Metaio. The launch of this software is set to coincide with their new 2013 catalogue and this physical booklet will play a big part in getting the most from the application. The app can be used as a stand alone shopping application but the real wow factor comes when you use it in conjunction with the catalogue. Once the software is installed users can simply hover their phone over a page of interest from the booklet. Rather than scan for QR codes that are used on many rival pieces of software this new app will actually analyse the images on the page and present you with a host of information on the phone. This info will range form videos and photographs to purchasing information. This app could signify a the start of a new generation of apps that use this type of technology to present users with the very best browsing experience.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the ideal application for not only this new Ikea application but also a variety of other apps that are available. The phone offers one of the very best screens around in the form of its large 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display. This screen offers superb colour reproduction and also some great viewing angles. Resolution wise the handset can display a high standard of 1280 x 720 pixels which enables the device to offer 316 pixels per inch. This means that video and photographs from the app are shown in great detail. The model also boasts some superb connectivity options which means that you can browse and shop from anywhere. For the best possible data transfer speeds a WiFi connection is advisable but the phone also supports 3G which is great for people who are on the move.

The forthcoming Ikea app for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is shaping up to be one of the best shopping applications available. Expect to see numerous other companies incorporating augmented reality into their software over the coming months.

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