Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sent cooking thermometer iGrill’s website into meltdown for two hours on Monday morning after updating his Facebook status noting he is using an iGrill to cook a Fred’s steak.
The status forwarded the social network’s users to the iGrill website to check out what Zuckerberg was writing about.
The device notifies users when their grilling food is ready for consumption via Bluetooth to iOS devices, but now allows users to check out what their friends are cooking around the globe through Facebook.
“I updated my grilling app, iGrill, today and it now has Facebook integration that lets you see what other people are grilling right now around the world. Awesome. I’m making a Fred’s steak,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook account.
iDevices CEO Chris Allen, who created the iGrill, was overjoyed by the news but denied any foul play was involved in Zuckerberg’s post.
“We were caught totally off guard by Mark Zuckerberg’s post and the immediate influx of traffic,” Allen said. “We had quietly released this update for our users earlier this month and were waiting for it to gain traction, but this obviously gives us a huge head start, thus a quick add on of servers and bandwidth was needed today!”
“We are excited to see how this unfolds, but I would like to dispel the rumours that iGrill or iDevices received any investment from Mr. Zuckerberg to date, although we would welcome the opportunity to work with him, this is not something that has occurred yet.”