PALO ALTO, Calif. — Nest Labs Inc. has announced plans to begin working with developers on new ways to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat through integrations such as home appliances and home automation. By introducing a web application programming interface (API), Nest said it is taking the first step toward working with partners to build a simple, secure, and connected experience for the home. Its developer program will officially kick off in early 2014.

Nest said it is interested in working with developers — from individuals creating their own apps to established companies — who create products, apps, or services that work with the Nest thermostat.

“Since we launched in 2011, there’s been steady demand from the developer community for Nest to create an API,” said Matt Rogers, Nest founder and vice president of engineering. “While we’ve always wanted to create a Nest Developer Program, our first priority was to build a great product, customer experience, and team. We’ve defined what the Nest experience should be. And now we’re getting ready to open our doors.”

Nest also announced its first partner in the developer program, home automation company Control4.

“We’ve been working with Nest to bring our customers and installers a level of integration that previously hasn’t been available with the Nest Learning Thermostat,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice president, products at Control4. “For customers, the partnership means they’ll be able to control their Nest thermostats through any Control4 interface such as a remote, touch screen or mobile app.”

“We are working with Control4 because their open platform is designed to make all the devices in the home work together. It’s the perfect opportunity to integrate with a partner who sees the same opportunity to create a great customer and installer experience as we do,” said Rogers.

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Publication date: 10/14/2013

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