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Crank GUI Services: Why Vorwerk & other billion dollar brands work with us.

By Alecia O'Brien on Nov 5, 2019 2:48:43 PM


As a cutting-edge software company focused on brilliant user experiences, we make sure we're always in-the-know when it comes to the latest innovations in the tech world, so we're always ready to help the next group of innovative leaders. We're noticing that more and more, smart technologies are giving people back the time they currently spend on doing day-to-day activities around the house. This includes smart kitchen tech: planning, preparing, and cooking food...

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The 3 hottest embedded UI  trends to see at Smart Kitchen Summit 2019.

By Alecia O'Brien on Sep 25, 2019 9:16:28 AM



The kitchen is becoming one of the tech scene’s fastest growing spaces. It makes sense: the kitchen is the center of the home – where we nourish ourselves, bond with our families, and socialize with friends.  New technologies are bursting into the smart kitchen scene with the intent to give people back the time they currently spend planning, preparing, and cooking food. It’s a long-awaited combination: food ecosystem meets modern tech.

We have our own insights about where kitchen tech is going through our work helping customers develop cutting-edge consumer products, especially as it relates to those with embedded UIs. But to get a fresh perspective, we decided to talk to Michael Wolf, publisher of the Spoon and creator of the Smart Kitchen Summit (SKS), to ask him what epic trends we could expect to see at this year’s show in Seattle, Washington.

The 3 hottest kitchen trends to see at SKS 2019 are...
Trend #1: Consumer products with multi-modal inputs 
Trend #2: Software-defined appliances
Trend #3: Embedded projection screens

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Crank Software embedded GUI development at CES

By Jennie on Jan 3, 2019 10:34:24 AM

With the holiday season now in our rearview mirror, it's time for what many technology lovers consider the most wonderful time of the year. That's right, it's time to get your geek on at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, in Vegas! And speaking of geeks, we are sending a couple of Crank's finest.

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Reimagining embedded UI design at the smart kitchen summit

By Jennie on Nov 8, 2018 11:28:00 AM

***I asked Nick Deeble, our enterprising sales manager, to pass along his thoughts and musings regarding his recent attendance at the Smart Kitchen Summit. Rarely short on words, Nick had the opportunity to talk with a lot of attendees about their challenges with developing UIs for appliances.***

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