When it comes to smart thermostats, Nest is the go-to brand that comes to mind for many. Unfortunately, Google bought the company a year ago. Although Nest remains separate from the monolithic search engine, the chances of an official Windows Phone app are slim. Enter third-party developers.
NestWP is a new third-party app for Windows Phone that looks very promising. Although there are a few Nest apps already for Windows Phone, they usually tend to be web wrappers for the Nest website. Nestle was a solid offering, but alas it is now unpublished (we'll try to find out why).
NestWP is a real app for Windows Phone, and it has a simple but Modern UI that Windows Phone users should enjoy. A quick update went out today for the new app that adds Fahrenheit (it already had Celsius) and a fix for the Live Tile. Other features include:
- Live tile (updates periodically and when the app starts)
- Setting temperature and away mode
- Supports multiple homes (structures)
- Voice commands to set the temperature and away mode
- Switch users
The app icon needs some work, but considering this app is free (for now) with no ads, NestWP is something to keep an eye on if you are a Nest user (like ourselves).
Now if we can just find a solid Windows 8.1 app for Nest.