LOUISVILLE, Ky. – February 9, 2021 – GE Appliances (GEA) today announced that it will team up with the family management app, S’moresUp. Through the integration, users with connected appliances from GEA brands, led by its innovation leader GE Profile™, will be able to assign household chores based on notifications from their appliances. For example, users could assign a family member to fold laundry once they receive the alert that the dryer cycle is done, or they might be assigned the task of putting away the dishes once the dishwasher cycle finishes. Users can also send reminders and rewards when a task is completed.
“We are always looking for partnerships that enhance the meaningful technology that our suite of connected appliances is built on, and S’moresUp is a useful tool that makes an impact for families,” said Jeremy Miller, commercial director of SmartHome Solutions for GE Appliances. “Now more than ever, parents are stretched thin and household chores pile up as many of us are doing everything from home. This app builds on the alerts that we already offer through our connected appliances and helps organize household tasks so everyone in the home can lend a hand.”
In research among 1,000 families, S’moresUp found that time is the biggest challenge, and being responsible is the most important value for families. It also discovered that more than 75% of parents remind their kids daily of chores, which is why it aims to take the chore out of chore management.1
“GE Appliances is a natural fit for us since so many chores revolve around appliances, and we hope to further our mission to help parents teach critical life skills with this collaboration,” said Priya Rajendran, co-founder of S’moresUp and mom of a school-aged teen. “To date, we have more than 300,000 users, 135,000 happy families in 140 countries and 14 million chores assigned, and we can’t wait to watch this community continue to grow with great partners like GE Appliances.”
This integration will be available on the more than 600 Wi-Fi–enabled appliance products manufactured by GE Appliances. The S’moresUp app, available in the App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon connects with the SmartHQ appliance management system for GE Appliances. In addition to the chore management platform, the app also offers features such as a family calendar and dashboard, assistance for kids to self-manage screen time, assistance for parents to manage their children's online school assignments, personalized insights for parents and more.
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About GE Appliances
GE Appliances strives to make the world a better place, and its team is committed to leading in the communities where employees live and work. A purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization, GE Appliances believes there is always a better way. It sells products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE® Appliances, Haier and Hotpoint brands. Products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, water heaters, wine & beverage and small appliances. For more information, visit www.geappliances.com.
About SmartHQ Management
SmartHQ is an end-to-end smart solution that solves real-life issues that owners and partners face throughout the entire product lifecycle, including SmartHQ Distribution, SmartHQ Management, SmartHQ Home, and SmartHQ Service. With more than 60 years of experience dedicated to the builder channel, GE Appliances is the only manufacturer to unify smart technology, making us the easiest to do business with, manage, use and service. As the leader in smart technology, GE Appliances offers more than 450 connected appliances across brands, including GE Profile which leads in innovation by fully integrating with our consumers to provide better, faster results. To learn more, visit www.smarthqpro.com or download the SmartHQ app.
S’moresUp is a family organizer that creates data-driven parents. It provides parents tools to help their kids learn critical life skills and healthy habits while managing chores, allowances and schedules through a secured private family network, where a family’s data is safe. The app, which helps raise independent, responsible and financially savvy kids, was founded by technology veterans Priya Rajendran, a software engineer and busy mom who led the PayPal Wallet team, and Reeves Xavier, former tech lead at PayPal and Intuit. To find out more, please visit http://www.smoresup.com.
1 Based on the data collected from a series of surveys and more than 100 interviews conducted by phone and in person in the summer of 2017 during the research for S’moresUp using Craigslist and SurveyMonkey of parents with school-age kids living in greater Austin, Seattle, New York and the Bay Area.