Friday, December 9, 2011

Tech: iGrill Thermometer Now Part of Omaha Steaks' "Steak Time" Free iPhone App


iGrill Provides “Steak Time” App the Ability to Cook by Temperature
as Well as Time

December 8, 2011, CantonCT – iDevices, LLC, the creator of the award-winning iGrill Bluetooth® cooking thermometer, announced today the integration of the iGrill functionality into the Omaha Steaks’ “Steak Time” iPhone app. “Steak Time,” Omaha Steaks’ free app which debuted earlier this year, provides the tools for preparing and serving the perfect steak every time.   iGrill, a temperature probe cooking thermometer with a long range Bluetooth® connection, has been integrated seamlessly to upgrade the Steak Time app, now giving the user the ability to cook by temperature, as well as by time.  

The iGrill function enhances the “Steak Time” app by allowing the user to monitor the internal temperature of the items being grilled or smoked up to a distance of more than 200 feet, making it ultra-convenient for slow roasting and smoking food preparation.

Key Features of the iGrill-enabled “Steak Time” App from Omaha Steaks include:

·        Multiple cooking timers and temperature tools allow users to set food preparation timers directly from within recipes and view active times and temperatures from anywhere in the app.
·        Conversation cards feature provides a host of interesting facts and questions to help liven up the dinner discussion.
·        Social media integration allows users to share recipes and tips with their friends on Facebook and Twitter.  It also allows Facebook users to see their friend’s posts on a world map showing locations.
·        “Buy Now” buttons appear in grocery lists allowing them to purchase Omaha Steaks products. 
·        Ability to browse the Omaha Steaks store from within the app. 

Priced at $99.99, iGrill is available in black or white through, Apple stores & online, Radio Shack, Walmart and Best Buy.  In addition, iGrill is now available in Apple stores in Europe.  iGrill comes with two iGrill probes and display unit equipped with long-range Bluetooth®, 4 AA batteries, and two free useful iGrill Apps downloadable on iTunes.

The “Steak Time” App is available for free from the App Store on iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, or at “Steak Time” users can purchase the iGrill temperature probe directly through a link within the “Steak Time” app.

iGrill is the first in a line of products created by iDevices geared towards the Apple lifestyle. For more information, phone: 1-888-WE-iGRILL(1-888-934-4745). 

iGrill – Now You’re Cooking!

About iDevices

iDevices develops App-enabled products that incorporate wireless connectivity to Apple devices.  In 2010, iDevices successfully developed and launched iGrill, a Bluetooth-enabled cooking thermometer. iGrill connects to iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad via long range Bluetooth connection, allowing the user to monitor and control the iGrill using the free custom iGrill App.

iDevices is currently developing a variety of new products for its own product line while also working in conjunction with other companies through its iDevices Consulting division.  All of these products incorporate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to all Apple platforms.

About iDevices Consulting

iDevices Consulting partners with companies, inventors, and developers to App-enable their products and bring new ideas to market. Through iDevices’ own product development, the company has gained extensive experience in every stage of development, allowing them to bring products to market in a very efficient manner.  iDevices handles all aspects of the electrical and industrial design, as well as complete App development. This control ensures projects the highest success rate in the most timely manner possible.

About Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company that markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response marketer of premium beef, available to customers by calling 1-800-960-8400, online or at retail stores nationwide.

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