Mobile App expands for ‘smart kitchens’ of the future
Irish tech firm Drop is set out to partner with big brand manufacturers such as Bosch, GE Appliances and Kenwood to make its ‘smart kitchen ambition a reality.
Taking advantage of the fact that large appliance manufacturers can’t make a kitchen OS (operating system) that could cater to other brands, Drop reached out to these appliance giants. Its aim is to move beyond the large kitchen appliance manufacturers building apps that ‘talk’ just to their own brands, Drop CEO Ben Harris said in an interview with the Irish Independent.
“There is a market pull, a need from end consumers, and a technology push for this integrated smart kitchen to be delivered. Whoever delivers on being that Kitchen OS is a multi-billion dollar company. And we are better placed than anyone in the world to deliver on that,” Harris said.
Drop started out as an interactive recipe app and measuring scale six years ago. Now its smart solution centers on its virtual recipe platform, which rewrites traditional recipes into a machine-readable format that can relay settings to appliances across the kitchen for an intuitive, interactive, step-by-step cooking experience.