How To Use the ARLOOPA App: A Step-by-Step Guide (2020)
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How To Use the ARLOOPA App: A Step-by-Step Guide (2020)

Launching its AR Studio earlier this year, ARLOOPA made creating and having Augmented Reality experiences so much easier.

Read also: How to make AR experiences in the ARLOOPA Studio

All the content activated in the ARLOOPA Studio is visualized by the ARLOOPA App, which is an intuitive platform designed to help you easily experience augmented reality for educational, promotional, entertainment or personal needs.

However, if you’ve never used ARLOOPA or another AR app before, understanding how to use it might be a bit challenging!

But don’t worry.

This article is a step-by-step guide to help you get started with the ARLOOPA app quickly. I’ll also cover the tool’s key features to help you and your brand make the best use of it.


The ARLOOPA app is an AR visualization tool that brings the physical and digital worlds together as one.

It places virtual content into your real environment through your device’s camera, creating fantastic, interactive and valuable experiences.

The app is especially popular due to the value it adds to remote education for students from around the world.

ARLOOPA’s key features include:

  • Marker-based, markerless and location-based AR
  • Video, photo, GIF recording
  • Social sharing
  • In-app 3D objects library with diverse categories, such as animals, vehicles, educational objects, etc.

How to Use the ARLOOPA App (Step-by-Step Guide)

ARLOOPA makes it super easy for anyone to experience virtual objects in their real space — but if you’ve never used the tool before, this can still be tricky.

To help you out, here’s a step-by-step guide to using the ARLOOPA App the right way.

I’ll cover the steps for experiencing:

  • Marker-based AR
  • Markerless AR
  • Location-based AR

Getting started with ARLOOPA

Step 1: Download the ARLOOPA iOS or Android app from the App Store/Play Store.

Step 2: Sign up or sign in to ARLOOPA by following the on-screen instructions.

Note: The first 100 experiences can be viewed without signing in.

Starting a Marker-based AR Experience

Use the marker-based AR option if you’ve activated your own marker in the ARLOOPA Studio and have it at hand or head to the ARLOOPA website to get some sample markers.

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Step 1: Open the ARLOOPA app and tap on the scanner icon to open the scanner.

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Step 2: Hold your device’s camera up on the marker and wait till it recognizes the marker. You’ll see a red loading circle with percentages. Once it reaches 100%, your experience will start.

Step 3: Once you see digital content on your marker, you can go ahead and tap on the pin icon at the upper corner of the app. This will pin the digital content to the screen so that you can move the device away from the marker and the content will stay there.

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Starting a Markerless AR Experience

This is probably the easiest way to experience AR with the ARLOOPA app.

Step 1: Open the ARLOOPA app and you will see a range of categories. This is the 3D models library.

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Step 2: Choose a category by tapping on it. Next you’ll see different 3D models. Tap on one to choose it.

Step 3: Point your device’s camera to the floor or another flat surface to recognize it. The 3D model you chose will now appear in front of you!

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Starting a Location-based AR Experience

You can create your own location-based AR experience in the ARLOOPA Studio (learn how) or you can look to see if there is already an AR activation near you.

Note: Location-based AR experiences can only be viewed when you are physically present at the particular location.

Before getting started, make sure that the location services (GPS) are turned on on your device.

Step 1: Open the ARLOOPA app and tap on the Map icon.

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Step 2: Use your fingers to zoom in and find red pins like in the picture.

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The pins that have the ARLOOPA logo on them are active for you to view. Those that don’t are the ones that cannot be viewed due to their distance from where you are located.

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Step 3: Tap on a red pin with the ARLOOPA icon. A pop up will open above it showing its name. Tap on the name of the pin.

The hidden digital content will now appear in front of you!

Taking photos, videos and GIFs and sharing online

Step 1: During any AR experience, tap the drop-up menu at the bottom center of the screen. The hidden menu will be revealed.

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Step 2: Tap on the photo, video or GIF icon to capture your AR experience. The media will be saved on your device’s galley with a folder called ARLOOPA unless you choose to discard it.

Step 3: Use the Share icon on the upper right corner of the screen to share your maker in case of a marker-based experience or a link to the 3D model in case of a markerless experience.


Most people have struggled to find an easy all-in-one AR visualization tool that would be free to use. ARLOOPA can be the tool to cater to all your needs for experiencing augmented reality content.

Just follow the instructions in this ARLOOPA app guide and you’re all set to experience engaging and useful AR scenarios, share with friends and followers or enrich your TikTok videos with virtual content!