PALO ALTO, Calif. — Nest Labs Inc. has announced the launch of its Nest Developer Program, which makes it possible for Nest and the more than 5,000 developers who’ve expressed interest in the program to work together to create interactions among Nest products and others — both inside and outside of the home. Nest said the program allows everything from lighting to appliances to fitness bands and even cars to connect with Nest products.
“The Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect alarm are already helping people save energy, stay comfortable, and improve home safety — but that’s only the beginning,” said Matt Rogers, founder and vice president of engineering, Nest. “Our goal has always been to bring this kind of thoughtfulness to the rest of your home and life — and that’s what the Nest Developer Program is all about. To kick off the program, we’ve worked with iconic brands like Mercedes-Benz and Whirlpool, as well as new industry leaders like Jawbone and LIFX, to build seamless, secure, and practical ‘Works with Nest’ experiences for the home.”
Works with Nest integrations that are available now include:
• IFTTT – Create your own connections with one simple statement: “If This Then That.” For example, “If my Nest Protect detects smoke, then send a text message to my neighbors.”
• Mercedes-Benz – Your car can tell the Nest Learning Thermostat when you’ll be home so it can start heating or cooling at exactly the right time. You don’t end up wasting energy when you’re not home and you’re comfortable the moment you walk in the door. You can also safely check on the status of the thermostat while driving.
• Whirlpool – If the Nest thermostat notices you’re away, it can have your Whirlpool washer and dryer keep clothes fresh and wrinkle-free when the cycle ends. The dryer can also switch into a longer, more energy efficient cycle when you’re away. And if you’re enrolled in Rush Hour Rewards with a participating energy provider, Nest can let Whirlpool know when an energy rush hour is about to happen, and the washer or dryer will delay the start of the cycle until the rush hour is over.
• Jawbone – Nest knows which temperature you like and the Jawbone UP24 band can tell when you wake up. Working together, Nest will start to heat up or cool down the home before you step out of bed.
• LIFX – If Nest Protect detects elevated smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) levels, LIFX light bulbs can flash red to let you know there might be danger and help signal those who are hearing impaired. And when you’re on vacation and your Nest Thermostat is in Away mode, LIFX can make it look as if someone’s home by randomly turning on and off lights throughout the house.
Additional integrations launching this fall include:
• Google – Just speak a command, “OK Google. Set Nest to 75 degrees,” and the Nest thermostat will do as you say. And with Google Now, you can be on your way home, and your thermostat will start heating or cooling before you get there.
For more information and to learn about new Works with Nest products, visit nest.com/works-with-nest.
Publication date: 7/7/2014