Drop isn’t wasting time transforming itself into a recipe platform for connected appliances.
In the space of three months, the company has announced its second major appliance manufacturer win with GE, who the company announced would adopt its recipe platform with GE’s Wi-Fi enabled ovens. This news follows their September announcement of a partnership with Bosch to power a similar control of settings like temperature from within their recipe app.
For GE, who is taking a fairly open approach with their Wi-Fi product lineup, it’s another of a growing list of partners. They’ve also integrated with IFTTT as well ad added an Alexa skill by the name of Geneva that connects with 70 GE Wi-Fi connected appliances. Since the company’s acquisition (in June Chinese company Haier acquired the appliance division from General Electric), they have been extremely aggressive in adding new capabilities.
Drop continues to make a smooth transition from a company that makes consumer hardware (their first product was the Drop smart scale) to a platform company. The “kitchen guidance” platform space is looking to heat up in 2017, with Innit, Drop, SideChef and others continuing to partner and grow capabilities.