ThingstAR integrates lots of great features, so I can only highlight my favorites here. Be sure to check the app out, it is really good! Really Really!
Place your favorite things in your physical environment using Augmented Reality. Move, scale and rotate them with your fingers.
You can easily share models with your friends. The models are shared as usdz files that can be viewed on all AR-capable iOS devices.
You can also bookmark your favorite things, making them available through the quick access menu (just tap the boat in the top left corner).
A beautiful light and dark theme make exploring even more fun. The theme automatically adjusts to your system setting.
Answers to most common questions.
It is likely that the app doesn't have permission to use the camera, which is needed for the AR view. Go to the settings app and open the settings menu for ThingstAR. Then allow camera access to discover AR models in your environment.
There are two main reasons for this to happen. Either the app doesn't have the permission to write to fotos. In this case go the settings app and open the settings menu for ThingstAR. Here you need to allow write access to fotos for screenshots to be saved. The other reason may be that the fotos app has no albums, then you just need to open the fotos app and create one.
As ThingstAR relies heavily on ARKit it is only available on AR capable devices. The following devices are currently supported:
As the feature set of ThingstAR is heavily based on ARKit, which is not available on Android, it is not very likely that there will be an Android version anytime soon. But let's talk iPhone. As ThingstAR is a content driven app, it is in my opinion best suited for large screens, like on iPads. But if there is a real interest in an iPhone version, let me know.
ThingstAR uses the Thingiverse API to search and download things and related files. But there may be temporary service interuptions (downtimes) to the API due to infrastructure upgrades or server issues. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about that. Please try again later.
The answer is a clear: Maybe. It basically depends on the amount of models, quality of the service and if it offers an open API. If there is a real additional value to the app (and its users), I will definitely check it out!