by Joe White
April 15, 2011
MagicPlan is a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which allows users to create interactive floor plans with their iDevice's camera. Currently, the application is available to download for free. The introductory video for this app (which we've embedded below) is very impressive. As you can see, MagicPlan allows users to create sophisticated floor plans of multi-story buildings in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is stand in the center of a room, point the camera at a corner, and press the capture button. Once you've worked your way around every corner of the room, hit "Done," and the floor plan will be created. As explained by the application's developer:
MagicPlan is the only application that MEASURES, DRAWS and PUBLISHES an INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN on the web, just by taking pictures with your iPhone 4 or iPod Touch (4th generation). MagicPlan is not another floor plan drawing application. MagicPlan revolutionizes the real estate market! Without MagicPlan, making a floor plan can take up to several hours, especially when the house is furnished. With MagicPlan, EVERYONE CAN CREATE A FLOOR PLAN IN FEW MINUTES ONLY. [sic] You do not need to call a tech land surveyor, an architect or a web developer.We've embedded MagicPlan's introductory video below for you to check out. Take a look at it, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Alternatively, you can download MagicPlan in the App Store - it's currently available for free.