YumvY is a cooking service described as GPS for cooking, designed to provide step by step directions to allow even those unfamiliar with cooking to get good results.
The team has chosen Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for their first apps, saying the Metro UI was a very good fit for their project.
"Eight years ago, I put a computer in my kitchen," says YumvY founder Sari Louis. "I quickly realized that while there were lots of great recipes available online, they didn’t help me prepare a great meal. Frankly, I needed help. As a young man, I had not learned to cook before I went out on my own, and wasn’t very good at it. Going out to eat every night gets expensive, and eating too much fast food leaves you feeling unwell. I knew there had to be a better way-a better lifestyle."
Louis chose to release native apps for the new Windows platform-first Windows 8 and now Windows Phone 8-because Microsoft’s new design language makes the content pop by reducing the clutter in the user Interface. "YumvY’s goal is to make the cooking process as easy and transparent as possible," sates Louis. "The new Windows UI was a great fit in that regard."
Just like the GPS system in your car, YumvY will walk you through the process of cooking a meal, step by step start-to-finish without getting lost. Just tell it what you want to cook, how many are cooking, and for how many. YumvY then dynamically combines the steps from all the recipes, figures out how best to order them, splits them among any number of cooks, and walks each of them through the process step by step, automatically creating timers and reminders as they are needed.
More than 75,000 people have subscribed to YumvY’s Cooking Companion to-date. Users can download the YumvY Cooking Companion app for Windows 8, the Cook with YumvY app for Windows Phone 8, or go to www.yumvy.com to use on their tablet or laptop. The YumvY app and service are free.
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