CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2014
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. Headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan and operating in more than 130 countries, Whirlpool has over 69,000 employees worldwide.

Connected to the Internet, Whirlpool’s line of Smart Appliances can be monitored and controlled by customers from anywhere using mobile devices. Currently, Whirlpool provides Smart Appliance apps for Android devices and iOS devices, which include iPhones and iPads.

Our Windows 8 Apps for Smart Appliances complete the suite of apps by enabling customers to monitor and control their Smart Appliances using any Microsoft Windows 8 device, from phones to desktops.

Sharing a common look-and-feel, the mobile and desktop versions provide customers with a seamless experience across multiple devices.

Windows Live Tiles, which populate the start screen of Windows 8 devices, provide dynamic, at-a-glance information about connected Smart Appliances without requiring the apps to be open.

Cortana, the speech synthesis and recognition software for Windows Phones, is integrated with our Windows Phone app, allowing for hands-free commands and notifications.

Our Windows 8 Apps for Smart Appliances use the Windows Universal Applications framework provided by Microsoft and is written in C# and XAML.