The team at mobile grilling app iGrill watched as their company servers crashed for two hours on Monday after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg praised the foodie app and it’s integration with recent integration platform based around Facebook.
The company’s services went down immediately after Mark Zuckerberg uploaded a post that read:
“I updated my grilling app, iGrill, today and it now has Facebook integration that lets you see what other people are grilling right now around the world. Awesome. I’m making a Fred’s steak.”
According to iDevice CEO Chris Allen, the company had “quietly released this update for our users earlier this month” and the company was “waiting for it to gain traction.”
Now that the company has received that traction faster than they had ever imagined, they were forced to scale their servers, allowing for a lot more bandwidth.
Allen then added:
“We are excited to see how this unfolds, but I would like to dispel the rumors that iGrill or iDevices received any investment from Mr. Zuckerberg to date, although we would welcome the opportunity to work with him, this is not something that has occurred yet.”
If you haven’t had the chance to use iGrill yet, it is a wireless cooking thermometer that works with iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad devices with the help of Bluetooth technology at ranges up to 200 feet away from the thermometer.
The new part of the iGrill software allows users around the world to see what other people are grilling through a Facebook embedded map. Users can than share information with their friends and subscribers.
The grilling app and thermometer can be picked up for $79.99 at igrillinc.com. Use the code “ZUCK,” and you will receive free standard domestic shipping.
Here’s a screenshot of the Mark Zuckberg iGrill post and the company’s server crashing response: