The Perfect Egg Timer App: Making Breakfast with an iPhone

Weekends are the best time to just chill and kick back. Sometimes I’d choose to unwind with a group of friends at a cafe for brunch and there are also days where I just feel like having some alone time. And when I’m having one of these anti-social days, I’d have to pamper myself with a good breakfast so I’ll have the energy to keep up with my backlog of American TV series.

The fastest way to make a good and healthy breakfast is to cook up some eggs, toast some bread and have a glass of milk or juice. Speaking of eggs, there are a few ways to prepare them, but of course when I’m feeling really lazy, I’d just boil them up and eat it without much thought.

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Have you ever been frustrated by not being able to get your boiled eggs right? They are either too soft or too hard? Well now, no matter where I am or how big the eggs are, there is a solution. I’ve downloaded The Perfect Egg Timer from the iTunes App store as it was listed under the Staff Favorite section and it cost a mere US$1.99. And I was in the mood for some retail therapy.

What I really like about the app is that the timer calculates the exact cooking time based on the egg size, altitude of your location and temperature. Can’t get any more precise than that, eh? In order to measure the exact size of the egg, you can simply place it on the iPhone screen and set the size using your fingertip to the nearest millimeter. You can then determined your altitude manually or just automatically by GPS. Apparently, eggs cook differently at different heights. You can also tell your iPhone if you have kept your eggs in the fridge or room temperature and how you like your eggs done – soft-boiled, hard boiled, or something in between. I like the white hard and my yolk wet but not runny.

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The timer also has a screen to show you approximately how your egg looks like on the inside during the cooking process. You can then determine when you want to remove it or just leave it until your iPhone rings the alarm.

Brilliant ain’t it? No wonder it has been the voted the #1 “Lifestyle” category bestselling iPhone app in Germany, Austria, UK and Switzerland.


The Perfect Egg Timer is now on sale at the iTunes store

9 Responses to The Perfect Egg Timer App: Making Breakfast with an iPhone
  1. CUMI & CIKI
    March 21, 2010 | 2:43 am

    yes, it's so cute.. my sis' iphone has this and my little niece hayley was showing me how to cook and egg! too cute :P

    (love your real life shot btw.. v vivid!)

  2. minchow
    March 21, 2010 | 3:05 am

    Hahah, ok gotta hand it to ya, this is def one golden yolk of a point for Camp Iphone! Eat your heart out indeed, Blackberry fanboys!

  3. Sean
    March 21, 2010 | 3:07 am

    wah, that's both useful and fun! how long before we start seeing the cooks at yut kee, pappa rich and other kopitiams start using that app to boil their eggs! i like my yolks partly runny, partly solid-squishy, which seems tricky to get (is it even possible though?)…

  4. Chaokar
    March 21, 2010 | 3:24 am

    oh my, i love the application. more reasons for iPhone ay.

    I just bought a cook book last weekend on eggs. argh.

  5. spunkz
    March 21, 2010 | 5:13 am

    Calculating the size of the egg too? WAO! Sure gets one eggstatic. ^t^

  6. Life for Beginners
    March 21, 2010 | 6:55 am

    Unegglivable! An eggstatic discoveggery! Devil and I totally welcome you to our homes to demonstrate this eggredible application… :D

  7. qwazymonkey
    March 21, 2010 | 7:17 am

    C&C: I can play masak masak with Hayley then

    minchow: 10 points for team iPhone!!

    Sean: hmm well guess it'll need a lilexperimenting to get it
    right. I'm easy when it comes to my eggs

    chaokar: nak pinjam buku. But can't lend u my iPhone in return. Lol

    spunkz: yea! Incredible innit?

    LFB: what's innit for me?

  8. Lyrical Lemongrass
    March 22, 2010 | 8:48 am

    My success rate with eggs is about 50%. I think I need the app to make my husband proud of me again…

  9. Wandernut
    March 28, 2010 | 1:34 am

    This is so awesome.

    But I need to get an iPhone :P