Wayfair launches augmented reality feature for Android

If you've ever sold something on eBay before, the first thought you had after selling an item is probably something along the lines of "OK, how am I going to ship this?"

eBay has updated its Android app to include a new augmented reality feature that helps you figure out what box size you'll need to use to ship your stuff, via Android Police.

The tool will be added to the main eBay app for users with Android phones capable of supporting ARCore technology, and uses motion tracking and environmental understanding to place real-world items inside virtual shipping boxes of various sizes.

eBay turned to Google's ARCore to help create a mixed reality solution. You can move the box around and then check from all angles to determine if it's a good fit or not.

The whole process should take just a few seconds using your phone's camera and display. Below are a range of stand sized boxes to pick from, so you just have to scroll through the boxes until you find one which fits the item you're selling. It's also easy to navigate to.

If you're wondering why more companies now allow their employees to take part in so-called "Hack Weeks", this is a great example.

Augmented Reality can be used for all sorts of things, but retailers have started using it to show you what certain objects might look like inside your home - like a digital try-before-you-buy.

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