Slovenian manufacturer Gorenje caused a stir at IFA this month when it launched its iPhone-controlled fridge – but the company aims to produce everything you need for your kitchen – all controlled by your iPhone.

Electric Pig reports on Gorenje’s other products, a washing machine and oven, all of which can be controlled by the iGorenje software the company produces, which is free to download and works with the iPhone and (naturally) the iPod touch.

The software offers a range of presets for different uses and gadgets – cooking times, for example, or laundry cycles, and because you can control your devices from wherever you happen to be, Gorenje has taken a ‘Made For iPod/iPhone’ license, twinned the software to hardware, and created a kitchen system fans of home automation seem likely to get excited about.

Oh – and one more thing, the software is a web application, so you can still keep control over your domestic appliances using any internet-connected device that’s equipped with a web browser.

(Oh, and finally, trivia fans may be interested that Sony has launched its own ‘Made for Walkman’ scheme – we’ll see how many manufacturers sign up for that one…


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