Lowe’s Companies has released two apps that use Apple’s ARKit augmented reality tool. The one dubbed “Measured” empowers 6S or newer versions of the iPhone, in camera view, to accurately find the length of anything, and then save and share the data. “Envisioned” works with The Mine, a retailer of luxury furnishings. It allows a user to shop The Mine’s catalog, select an item, and view a high-fidelity, 3D, to-scale, rotatable image superimposed on camera view. Images can be saved and shared, and items purchased. The app is built on LIL 3D, Lowe’s Innovation Labs’ proprietary technology for 3D imaging. Lowe’s is a pioneer in the development of augmented reality applications for retail. Products of its digital development division include Holoroom, Lowe’s Vision, and In-Store Navigation. The first two technologies allow 3D visualization of Lowe’s products in a virtual room, and the third leads customers to the selected products. ARKit helps make the advanced technology more user-friendly.