When we think of Smart Homes and appliances, the refrigerator is probably the first thing that should jump right out at us. It is the first thing we go to to satisfy our thirst and hunger. Instead of getting up and going to look in the fridge to see what ya got, just pull out your ‘ol smart phone on the couch and take a look.
What, you say? Use your phone? Yes, unless you are living under a rock somewhere, you wouldn’t know that the Smart Fridge has the ability to view what is inside, utilizing in-fridge cameras, Bluetooth, IOT (Internet of Things), etc. You can do away with the grocery list and view the inside of your fridge from the store. How cool is that.
Internet refrigerator (also known as Smart refrigerator) is a refrigerator which has been programmed to sense what kinds of products are being stored inside it and keep a track of the stock through barcode or RFID scanning. This kind of refrigerator is often equipped to determine itself whenever a food item needs to be replenished. Source: Wikipedia.
Look at the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator, for example. This bad boy has a 21.5-inch full HD LCD screen, wifi enabled, allows users to share images, pin photos, post calendars, share and update those calendars, and leave notes.
Using the Samsung Smart Home app, users can see what is inside the fridge by which the Samsung has three internal cameras that take a picture every time the fridge door is closed.
The “Groceries by MasterCard” app supports the latest versions of both Android and iOS, said MasterCardspokesperson Chaiti Sen. It lets consumers order groceries from FreshDirect and ShopRite.
“We have a strong relationship with both … and they share our vision of connecting consumers to stores in a way that is most convenient to them,” Sen told TechNewsWorld. More grocers will be added to the app as the rollout continues through this year, through MasterCard’s partnership with MyWebGrocer.