Those with Nest Learning Thermostats (www.nest.com) don't have an official app to control the device with their Windows Phone (the story of our lives). A third-party app was available, but has been pulled from the store. Fear not as we've got some good news as Sharkfist Software has released wpnest, a compatible app that allows you to manage the thermostat. There's more to it as the developer has made everything open source, enabling others to get involved to help shape the app for the future.
If you're not familiar with the Nest Learning Thermostat, it's essentially a Wi-Fi-enabled programmable thermostat that can help save you some coins. Before cracking on with use, wpnest allows you to log into your Nest account. From that point on, it's possible to set and display temperature; configure between heat only, cool only and heat + cool modes; and the app will display a leaf when power is being saved. The UI is sleek looking and everything fits in with Microsoft's modern design.
Finally, both away and fan modes can be set while on the move. It's the perfect solution for someone who desires to control their thermostat while not at home, or in a room some distance away from the device. If you're interested to learn more about what's coming in the future for wpnest, check out the Trello page for features and functionality that' in the works or filed in the backlog. Should you wish to see something added, be sure to contact the developer.
We're happy to see wpnest arrive on the store since another unofficial app was recently pulled. You can download wpnest from the Windows Phone Store (works on both Windows Phone 7 and 8). If you're a developer or simply wish to check out the code and more, check out the project over on Github.
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