TapMeasure is made by Occipital, a computer vision startup based in San Francisco, CA and Boulder, CO. We also make 360 Panorama, Structure Sensor and SDK, Bridge and Bridge Engine, Skanect, and Canvas.
Canvas and TapMeasure are sister products, both falling under the Augmented Home focus within Occipital. We believe that the home is going to be the first place where "spatial computing" — software that interacts with its physical surroundings — starts to directly impact everyday life, and it's already happening. These two products are just the beginning of a wave of 3D sensing and AR/VR related products that are going to change the way we capture, collaborate around, and make decisions about physical space. That goes for both professionals and consumers alike.
TapMeasure is a great day-to-day utility for getting quick single measurements, basic 3D floor plans, and other spatial tasks — all on just an iPhone. Canvas, however, is the ideal solution for creating a high-fidelity model (of a room or a whole house) that you can bring right into professional design workflows (SketchUp, AutoCAD, Revit, etc). Because it uses Structure Sensor — Occipital's 3D sensor for mobile devices — the results are much more precise, detailed, and powerful.
The Canvas bundle is more expensive: $399 for the hardware (includes our structured light depth sensor, iPad precision bracket, and Wide Vision Lens), and then $29/scan if you choose to use the optional Scan To CAD service. However, with the extra cost and hardware comes a much richer model:
We think they go great together and expect many customers to use both products — as two different tools in your “spatial arsenal” for different kinds of tasks. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about which product is best for your needs!