M.R.Srinivas Prasad, CEO, Philips Innovation Centre Bangalore shows the trio of connected consumer home products to the media ( Photo: IndiaTechOnline)
Philips unveils connected home appliances - all with a 'made in India' angle

Bangalore November 30 2014: Philips will shortly launch in India,  the Connected  Home Cooker, that   it unveiled earlier this year at the  IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.
Developed at the Philips Innovation Centre in Bangalore, thecooker is  a Wireless-enabled combination of a pot, blender, and electric cooker all  rolled into one.  You can sync it with smart phone or tablet  to your home WiFi network,  using  an app that provides inspiration and guidance throughout the entire cooking process, showing pictures of all the ingredients with step-by-step instructions on how to cook and combine them for a homemade meal. The AutoStir technology will also time the cooking process for you, giving the meal the necessary stirs intermittently. The India team is currently compiling an Indian cookbook before  launching the product here. Price not yet announced.

 Earlier this year, Philips launched the  Airfryer  in Indias. An accompanying app empowers the home cooks to make healthy food choices every day. The app inspires, guides and supports in the preparation of delicious homemade dishes via smart phone and tablet to help families get more from their Philips Airfryer and enhance the home-cooking experience. This app is accessible via the smart phone or tablet and puts an impressive range of tasty recipes at your fingertips.

Internationally the company had launched its connected coffee maker, the Saeco GranBaristo. It works wirelessly  ( via Bluetooth) with  tablet or phone through the Avanti app which features a selection screen for each of the types of coffee and different suggested options. You can scroll through to choose the one you like the most. It gives you the option to change multiple parameters: temperature, amount of coffee per cup and taste. You set these on sliders and once you've found the balance that suits you the most, you can save the settings as a profile.
All three smart living products have a  common feature -- apps developed in India at the Philips Innovation Centre.