Packhelp

Mobile apps

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Overview

Background

One of the most challenging Packhelp’s problems was how to help their clients better measure products before making a purchase. Customers asked them a lot about it and they tend to send them samples, which was completely inefficient. Packhelp decided to make use of Apple’s latest AR technology included in iOS 11 to solve this problem.

packhelp.com
AR
e-commerce
mobile
services
Deliverables
iOS
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Approach

Our iOS team created the app using ARKit, a new framework that allows you to create augmented reality experiences for Apple’s mobile devices.

Packhelp is our first application developed exclusively for iOS 11, without any backward compatibility. We wanted to get rid of some old habits and embrace some of the new APIs such as Codable protocol, Safe area - aware layout and, of course, ARKit. The last one made us go back to high school and refresh math skills a little. Eventually, we managed to pack (sic!) it all in a simple yet very useful app with many custom UI elements.

The app allows you to:

  • discover - browse all available box types and dimensions,
  • design - browse all your designs,
  • visualize - see your box design come to life using Augmented Reality,
  • measure - use transparency mode to see which box will fit your items,
  • compare - compare the products in real life and choose the right one.
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Results

After three months of work, we created one of the first solutions using ARKit in e-commerce. You can simply place a box on your desk and view it from all angles. It saves your time and capital. The app is also integrated with web panel so you can log in to visualise your design from web-app.

Download the app and check out the potential that AR brings to our lives. We can't wait to see how other companies are going to use it!

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