Though Nest products are gorgeous, many have wondered just how they’d work in unison with other connected home products. As the platform race for your smart home is heating up, Nest is announcing their Nest Developer Program, which makes it possible for other devices to work with Nest’s current and future products. The news brings the functionality to at least one device you might already have, too.
According to Nest, the program is “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.” Nest is already lining up some heavy hitters for the program, too. The Jawbone UP24 can let your Nest know when you wake up, leading Nest to set your home to the temperature you like.
Google Now will also work with Nest! Starting in the Fall, you can tell Google Now to set your home to a particular temperature, and Nest will respond. If you have a Whirlpool washer and dryer (that have the hardware/software, of course), Nest will know you’re away, and keep your clothes fresh. The dryer can also slip into an energy efficient mode while you’re out.
Logitech’s Harmony remote also works with Nest, letting you adjust your temperature without getting up. LIFX bulbs can also be set to flash red if excessive CO levels are noticed. Have a Mercedes Benz? Your car can let Nest know when you’ll be home, so your house is the right temperature when you walk in the door.
Nest will also be at I/O this year, hosting a session called “Nest for Developers” on day 2. Developers interested can pop in to find out more. Aside from functionality with Google Now, the rest of the features listed are available right now.