We used an AR app to drop furniture in iconic Birmingham spots. Recliner at Railroad Park anyone?

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Want to drop a sofa in front of the Rotary Trail? Now ya can. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

You know Bham Now is all about the latest and greatest tech in Birmingham. So it’s probably no surprise that as soon as we heard about a new AR app that lets you place furniture anywhere you want, we had to give it a go.

Checkout our AR adventure, having fun with furniture in a few iconic Birmingham spots. Find out how you can use this technology on your own to make decorating your home SO much easier.

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5 local apps every Birminghamian should have on their phone, including Pointz

Use Pointz while visiting local places and earn free rewards! Photo via Pointz

When you’re trying to figure out what to do on the weekend or after work, how do you find out what’s going down around town in the Magic City? Turns out, there are several local apps that are designed to keep you in the know. Here are five to put on your radar.

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As Birmingham and Homewood kick electric scooters to the curb, Bird introduces 4 tech products to ‘help local governments incorporate and manage e-scooters’

Bham Now staffers Wade Cline and Cody Short take two Bird scooters for a ride in Southside. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Bird hopes its new GovTech platform will placate Birmingham, Homewood and all the other municipalities where the company operates in the U.S. Local governments can access it for free. Is this the answer to our scooter woes?

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GLOW: another exciting Birmingham startup that saves consumers precious time

Jim and Yazmin Cavale. Founders of GLOW. Via FB.

Some of the most successful startups and those often earning record profits and eventually selling for many millions are based on apps that facilitate. Apps that connect the consumer or user with a service provider, ones that save the consumer time…and simply make life easier.

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