Problem: Construction projects often suffer from inefficiencies and inaccuracies in material estimation, leading to wasted resources and increased costs.

Solution: An AR-based mobile app that uses augmented reality to help DIY enthusiasts and small construction business owners calculate the amount and type of building materials needed for their projects. It would provide accurate estimations by overlaying digital information onto the physical space using a smartphone or tablet camera.


AR technology no-code app development platform user-generated content scalability

IndustryBuilding Materials

UniquenessThe unique selling proposition is the blend of user-generated content with AR for DIY building estimations. There are few direct competitors merging AR with DIY material estimations on a no-code platform.

1%market share

Market shareGiven the interest in DIY projects and a trend towards tech integration in construction, capturing 1% of small-scale construction projects and home renovations within a $100 billion industry could be feasible.

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Time to launch3-6 months.

Ideal funding$0 - $5,000 (subscription to a no-code platform, basic marketing and domain costs) (approx)

  1. AR Material Estimation Tool: Users can point their smartphone or tablet at the construction area and receive immediate material calculations.
  2. Material Cost Calculator: A feature that takes local prices into account to give an immediate cost estimate based on the material requirements.
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Roles neededsolo entrepreneur (requires multitasking across roles), augmented reality advisor (possible on a consultancy basis).

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Marketing strategy
  • Content Marketing: A blog with DIY home improvement tips incorporating the use of the app.
  • Social Media Campaigns: Leveraging visual platforms like Instagram, sharing user-generated content and success stories.
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Monetization options
  • Freemium Model: Basic features are free with a subscription for advanced features.
  • Affiliate Marketing: Referral fees when users purchase materials through the app from partnered suppliers.
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Legal riskData privacy laws for collection of user data; intellectual property concerns with user-generated content. User can use standard privacy policies and monitor content rights closely.

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