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Nest Announces New Smart Home API 38

Posted by Soulskill
from the looking-forward-to-a-cloud-based-toaster dept.
mpicpp writes "Today, in advance of Google I/O, Nest has officially announced a new developer program and API that will allow other companies' smart devices to communicate with Nest's Protect smoke alarm and Learning Thermostat. Among the companies that Nest is partnering with for this initial publicity push are IFTTT, Jawbone, LIFX, Logitech, Mercedes-Benz, Whirlpool, Chamberlain, and Google itself—the latter two companies will release Nest-compatible features this fall, while the others are all available today.
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Nest Announces New Smart Home API

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  • Who gives a shit? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by AuMatar (183847) on Wednesday June 25, 2014 @12:15AM (#47312413)

    Its a thermostat. When I'm cold, I'll walk over and turn it up. When I'm warm, I'll walk over and turn it down. I don't need it to be internet enabled, and don't want the annoyance of some bug or exploit fiddling with it. Not everything needs to be set from your smartphone. It may make sense for a large warehouse or office building, but there's 0 point in a home device.

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