iDevices upgrades iGrill app for iPhone 5
Clint Engel -- Casual Living, October 24, 2012
AVON, Conn. -- iDevices, LLC, the creator of the iGrill Bluetooth cooking thermometer, has upgraded the iGrill app for the new iPhone 5 and iPod Touch. The app has been updated, approved by Apple and is available in the iTunes App Store.
The iGrill app's new iPhone 5 features include:
• Retina Display: Clearer viewing of iGrill app through iPhone's enhanced 1136x640 pixel resolution retina display across a 4-inch diagonal widescreen display.
• Facebook: Integration with Facebook gives the iGrill community a view of each other's epicurean world (recently used by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who uploaded his iGrill steak masterpiece to his page with thousands of hits on the iGrill site).
• HD Camera: 1.2 megapixel HD camera allows users to upload crystal clear images of their food creations.
A new feature of the iPhone 5 is the further integration of Bluetooth 4.0, which was first introduced in the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5's Bluetooth 4.0 technology works with "idevices," creating a connection that consumes only a small percentage of the power of the previous version of Bluetooth 2.0. It also enables devices to be powered by small, coin-cell batteries or paper thin batteries, both of which iDevices is in co-development with its partners. This provides a significantly longer battery life and lower production cost. In addition, Bluetooth 4.0 also diminishes the need for users to go through the pairing process to connect their devices, making Bluetooth 4.0 device an easier experience for the end user.
"We are excited to see that Apple is focusing on the continued deployment of Bluetooth 4.0 technology with the iPhone 5," said Christopher Allen, CEO of iDevices. "It's these types of enhancements from Apple that allow companies, like ourselves, to continue to release cutting edge app-enabled products to the consumer. We are currently in development on a number of new Bluetooth 4.0 products and we are extremely excited to see the market's reaction to these new products."