Ever seen a sofa you *really* love but, cough, forgot to bring the measurements of the room it'll actually live in? Ikea, the geniuses behind doll beds for rescue cats and pretty much all the furniture in most of our homes, is launching an app that will let you see how items of furniture will fit in your house without you having to lug it home and build it.
The Ikea Place app will let you point your phone at the place you want the bed/chair/enormous pot plant and it will then place an accurate scale model in the screen so you can get a sense of what it will look like in the room – just like the augmented reality function in Pokémon Go, only with armchairs instead of Bulbasaurs.
Ikea Place will be available from October, when Apple launches its iOS 11 update, which will include Apple ARKit, an augmented reality playing field.
It will be one of the first apps to use the technology which is sort of like an inside-out version of virtual reality, in that it appears to bring things into your world rather than putting you in another one.
Other apps to launch will include a zombie game based on The Walking Dead, and a gif game, Giphy World, that will let you add gifs to your room.
And if you don't have an iPhone but want to play, don't worry: Google has announced that it will launch a similar program called ARCore to let developers work with augmented reality.