Nest + Developers: Making Homes Safer, More Energy Efficient and More Aware

  Nest + Developers: Making Homes Safer, More Energy Efficient and More Aware

 Nest Developer Program Launches with First Works with Nest Integrations from
                 Jawbone, LIFX, Mercedes, Whirlpool and More

 Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Lead Thoughtful Things
             Fund to Fuel Ideas for Expanding the Conscious Home

Business Wire

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- June 24, 2014

Nest Labs, Inc. ( today launched the 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 meaningful
interactions among Nest products and others – both inside and outside of the
home. More than just linking and remote controlling the devices in your home,
the Nest Developer Program allows everything from lighting to appliances to
fitness bands and even cars to securely connect with Nest products, bringing
the conscious home to life by making those homes safer, more energy efficient,
and more aware.

“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.”

Featured 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.”
  *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 even 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
  *Logitech – With the press of a button, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate
    universal remote can dim your lights, turn on your TV and start a movie.
    Now, it can also set the temperature on your Nest Thermostat, all from the
    comfort of your couch.
  *Mercedes-Benz – Your car can tell Nest when you’ll be home so your
    thermostat 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 your thermostat while driving.
  *Whirlpool – If your 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 your washer or dryer will delay the
    start of the cycle until the rush hour is over.

Additional integrations launching this fall include:

  *Chamberlain – Open your garage with Chamberlain, LiftMaster or most brands
    of garage door openers when you arrive, and Chamberlain MyQ can tell Nest
    you’re home. Close it on your way out, and your thermostat can go into
    Away mode so you don’t waste energy heating or cooling an empty home.
  *Google – Just speak a command, “OK Google. Set Nest to 75 degrees,” and
    your 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.

“When we first heard about the Nest Developer Program, we knew we wanted to be
a part of it,” said Phil Bosua, LIFX founder and CEO. “Nest brings a whole
other dimension to LIFX. Who would have thought by combining Nest products and
LIFX products, we could help save lives?”

“We’ve been working with Nest to create a home experience that is both
purposeful and thoughtful,” said Brett Dibkey, vice president and general
manager of Integrated Business Units for Whirlpool Corporation. “Now, your
thermostat can interact with your washer and dryer to keep your clothes fresh
until you need them, and even help you save energy.”

And these are just the first of many Works with Nest experiences that will be
possible with the Nest Developer Program. For more information and to learn
about new Works with Nest products, visit

Tools for Developers

With the Nest application programming interfaces (API), all developers – from
global corporations and small companies to startups and hobbyists – can access
Home and Away states, smoke and CO alerts, and peak energy rush hour events to
build interesting and meaningful integrations while maintaining control of
their own user experiences. In all instances, Nest customers must authorize a
connection before any data is shared. The Nest Developer Program provides
developers with all the tools and support they need to start building across
iOS, Android and the web, as well as the ability to leverage the Works with
Nest logo in their product marketing. And to ensure communications between
Nest and other products are secure, Nest uses industry-standard SSL for
encryption. For more information about the Nest Developer Program, including
Nest’s privacy policy or how to start building with Nest, visit

Developers who are registered for Google I/O can also attend Nest’s session
titled, “Nest for Developers,” on Thursday, June 26, at 2:00 PM PDT to hear
Matt Rogers and team discuss the program.

Thoughtful Things Fund

To fuel promising Works with Nest ideas that expand the possibility of the
conscious home, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will lead
the Thoughtful Things Fund to provide developers an opportunity to secure the
support and visibility necessary for getting projects off the ground.

“Nest is a great example of how the right idea can change the world,” said
David Krane, Google Ventures General Partner. “We invested in Nest because we
believe in the company’s vision for the connected home. Nest has delivered on
that early promise, and now we’re ready to support the next generation of
founders and companies to push the boundaries in this space.”

Developers can submit their ideas at

Privacy and Security for Nest Customers

Nest believes in being open and honest about how we use customer data and we
do everything we can to protect customer information. For authorization, we
use the industry standard OAuth2.0. In addition, we require that our
developers let users know what information they’re requesting and why they’re
requesting it. That way, when users choose to authorize a connection between
their Nest device and another product, they understand exactly what they’re
authorizing and how it will benefit them. Nest limits the amount of data held
by developers by not sending them personally identifiable information about
users or permitting them to retain more than ten trailing days of data. Users
can choose to disconnect an integration at anytime. If for any reason they
decide to delete their Nest account, Nest will automatically disconnect any
active integrations, as well as erase their personal information from Nest

About Nest

Nest reinvents unloved but important home products, like the thermostat and
smoke and CO alarm. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple,
beautiful and thoughtful hardware, software and services. The Nest Learning
Thermostat™ and Nest Energy Services offerings address home energy
consumption, and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ helps keep people
safe. Nest products are sold in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, and are installed
in more than 120 countries. The Nest Learning Thermostat has helped save more
than 2 billion kWh of energy to date. The Nest Developer Program makes it
possible for Nest devices to interact with other products to help people save
energy, improve their safety, and stay comfortable in their homes. For more
information, visit


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