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Ayla Networks Teams With SideChef to Help Appliance Manufacturers Deliver Smart Cooking Experiences to Consumers

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, is teaming with SideChef, an award-winning cooking software developer, to help manufacturers of kitchen appliances design forward-thinking smart cooking experiences for consumers.

The SideChef app helps inexperienced cooks master the basics and allows more advanced cooks to accelerate their proficiency. By incorporating Ayla IoT platform technology along with SideChef content and mobile expertise, manufacturers of ovens, ranges, cooktops, hoods and other kitchen appliances can more quickly design smart appliances that transform consumers’ cooking experience.

For instance, connected appliances integrating Ayla IoT platform connectivity with the SideChef mobile app can automate, monitor or prompt various steps of the cooking process, such as preheating an oven, lowering the temperature of a cooktop to a simmer, alerting a consumer that it’s time to flip a steak or add herbs to a sauce, or suggesting the best cooking mode for a particular recipe.

“Building smart cooking capabilities into hardware appliances themselves takes the SideChef concept to another level, which we believe today’s cooks and aspiring cooks will appreciate,” said Kevin Yu, CEO and founder of SideChef. “As soon as we came across Ayla, we recognized that partnering with them, and capitalizing on their underlying IoT technology expertise, will help both companies grow a network of appliance manufacturers and partners globally.”

“It makes good sense for Ayla and SideChef to team up in working with kitchen appliance manufacturers worldwide,” said Rod McLane, senior director of marketing for Ayla Networks. “SideChef’s award-winning mobile software provides ‘sizzle’ at the front end, while Ayla’s comprehensive IoT platform technology provides the back-end connectivity, security and reliability needed for high-performing smart cooking experiences.”

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco Investments, the International Finance Corporation, Mitsui, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Ants Capital, 3NOD, Linear Venture, SJF Ventures and Acorn Pacific. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.

About SideChef

SideChef is an interactive cooking app that assists in the kitchen just like a virtual sous chef with unique step-by-step recipe navigation. Expanding on the brand’s growth as a software developer and robust recipe library, SideChef offers integrated culinary content and connectivity into smart kitchen appliances to unlock the next generation in the consumer cooking experience. For more information please visit www.SideChef.com.

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