With more people owning an iPhone, several members of the kitchen and bath industry have decided to jump on board the “There’s an app for that” trend.
Hansgrohe AG and Napoleon Fireplaces and Grills both introduced iPhone apps that aid designers and homeowners alike.
Hansgrohe has unveiled the Hansgrohe@home app, an application for virtual bathroom design that enables users to try the new fittings in the company’s PuraVida line in their own bathrooms at home. Users start by taking a photograph of their bathroom on their phone. They then touch the display to highlight the current fitting and remove it from the image. The new PuraVida fitting is then inserted precisely in its place.
In the hearth industry, the “Napoleon Fireplace” app allows users to configure a fireplace, stove or insert on their phone. They start by choosing a fireplace, stove or insert, as well as doors, insets, logs, rocks, trims, color and mantels. Once completed, they can also take a picture of the room, upload it to the app and see what the fireplace would look like.
Consumers can directly upload their completed images to Facebook, where they can share and collaborate with friends and family.
iPhone and iPod Touch users can access both the Hansgrohe and Napoleon apps by downloading them free from the iTunes App Store.