Grilling App Crashes After Zuckerberg Praises It

iGrill makers thrilled with endorsement
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2012 3:20 PM CDT
Grilling App Crashes After Zuckerberg Praises It
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, Thursday, July 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Want to boost traffic to your site? Try getting an endorsement from Mark Zuckerberg. His Facebook post on the iGrill app caused so much traffic that it shut down iGrill's servers for two hours. The app is a wireless cooking thermometer for Apple touchscreen devices, and Zuck's post discussed how it works with his own site, tech2 reports.

"It now has Facebook integration that lets you see what other people are grilling right now around the world. Awesome," he wrote. "I’m making a Fred’s steak," he added, with a photo. Says the iDevices CEO: "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." The app is a pricey one: Figure about $80. (More Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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