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PeoplePrints 3D

Augmented Reality (AR)

Opening in 2016, it is fair to say that PeoplePrints 3D has one of the most unique business models in the entire city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. PeoplePrints 3D creates miniature-sized statues of individuals by leveraging their in-store 3D scanning apparatus that contains over one hundred cameras. These statues are incredibly life-like in their detail!

The founder of PeoplePrints 3D realized that while his business could expand to more physical stores, there was an alternative. In fact, with this alternative he could expand without having to another location, sign a new lease, or purchase more equipment at all. Instead, he could expand the PeoplePrints 3D model on the road and on the go, all through a mobile app!

On the PeoplePrints 3D mobile app users take their photographs that can be turned into true 3D printed models. The mobile app takes advantage of augmented reality, now readily available via ARKit for the iPhone and eventually, ARCore for Android.

App users can create an avatar of themselves using the same technology to create a 3D printed statue while using it in an AR environment. Users can resize their avatars, pin them on locations, and place them wherever they desire. As an added bonus, they can also make their avatars come alive through animation.

The secret sauce to the app’s functionality is that real people from the PeoplePrints 3D team create the avatars. For their internal use, the PeoplePrints 3D team also has a custom built web app to manage their digital inventory, handle orders, and keep customers satisfied. This is a real-life service being provided in a digital format!

At the end of this project, PeoplePrints 3D will have everything they need to succeed with their latest product. They will have a fully functioning app for the iPhone that has a beautiful user interface, a companion website to handle customer support, and a custom built back-of-the-house web app to handle the day-to-day business operations.

Some of the technology that we supported when we created the PeoplePrints 3D app

PeoplePrints 3D was built as an iPhone application using Swift with ARKit (Augmented Reality) and with REST APIs, supporting iOS 11, iOS 12, and Android 8, Android 9. For the administrator and server-side, we used PHP with Laravel.

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