Let’s work together.

What if we could make home safer. More energy efficient. More thoughtful. That's the home we can build together.
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We have a web API that lets your product connect to Nest and use our learning, our insights. Now we’re working with Google to give you more: a full stack platform for building connected products and Weave, a completely new communications protocol. Sign up as a Nest Developer and we’ll keep you updated.

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Not just another on/off switch.

The Nest Developer Program isn’t about simply linking and remote controlling the devices in your home. Anyone can do that. This is about working behind the scenes to anticipate people’s needs and make their lives easier. And with the Nest Developer Program, we’re providing the tools to make that a reality.

Inside the Nest API.

Nest products don’t just hang on the wall. They interact with people and their homes. They learn from our users, communicate with local energy providers and work seamlessly with the complicated HVAC systems people have in their homes. And now with the Nest API, we’re letting you leverage what our products can do. By giving you access to Home and Away states, smoke and CO alerts, and peak energy rush hour events, we’re giving you the tools you need to build interesting and meaningful integrations, while still maintaining control of your own user experiences. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. So go for it. Build away.

Tools and Support. Every step of the way.

With the Nest Developer Program, we’re providing all the tools and support you need to start building across iOS, Android and the web. Our API servers use Firebase protocols to communicate with Nest in real-time. For authorization and authentication, we use the industry standards OAuth2.0 and SSL. Ready to get started? Our API documentation, code samples and testing tools will get you up and coding quickly. We’re also working with the Stack Overflow community to help answer any questions that might come up as you work.

Works With nest

See how others are working with Nest.

Nest is working with tinkerers and startups, as well as brands you already know and love. Here are just a few of the ways their products work with Nest.

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  • Your garage knows when you’re home. Or Away.

    Open the garage when you arrive, and Chamberlain 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. Get Connected >

  • Keep an eye on the time. And temperature.

    Change the temperature and set your Nest Thermostat to Home or Away right from your Pebble wristwatch. Get Connected >

  • Heat things up, room by room.

    WallyHome knows the temperature in each room. So it can help your Nest Thermostat know which ones to heat or cool. Get Connected >

  • Lights, shades and thermostat. There’s one app for that.

    Control your lights, shades and thermostat all in one place. The Lutron Caséta Wireless App lets you adjust the temperature and set your Nest to Home or Away from anywhere. Get Connected >

  • Design your own connections.

    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.” Get Connected >

  • On the road to a more comfortable home.

    Your car can tell Nest when you’ll be home so your thermostat can start heating or cooling at exactly the right time. It keeps you from wasting energy, and means you’re comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. Get Connected >

  • Come home to the perfect temperature.

    Driving home? Your Automatic car adapter will tell your Nest Thermostat to start getting your home comfortable before you arrive. Get Connected >

  • One app. For all your devices.

    With Insteon, you can control your entire home – lights, appliances, cameras, sensors and Nest – all from a single app. Get Connected >

  • Stay comfortable around the clock.

    Go to sleep and your Withings Aura Sleep System will set your Nest Thermostat to a comfortable night time temperature. Wake up and it will tell Nest you’re ready to start the day. Get Connected >

  • Set the scene. And the temperature.

    With the press of a button, your Logitech Harmony remote can control lots of things throughout the house to create the perfect scene. And now every scene can include a custom temperature. Get Connected >

  • If something’s wrong, you’ll know who to call.

    If your Nest Protect notices smoke or CO, your Ooma Telo can call and ask if you want to contact your local emergency services. Get Connected >

  • A brighter way to think about fire safety.

    If Nest Protect detects smoke or CO, LIFX bulbs can flash red to let you know there might be danger and help alert those who are hearing impaired. Get Connected >

  • Keep track of who’s home and who’s not.

    Life360 will tell Nest once everyone’s gone for the day so your thermostat knows when to stop heating or cooling the house. Get Connected >

  • It wakes you up. And your thermostat.

    Nest knows which temperature you like. And your UP24 band can tell when you wake up. Put them together and your thermostat will start to heat up or cool down your home before you even step out of bed. Get Connected >

  • Have a conversation with Nest.

    Speak up. ivee Sleek lets you control Nest with your voice. It’s an all-around smart clock that will also tell you when an energy rush hour is about to start or finish. Get Connected >

  • Warm up the house with Big Ass Fans.

    When your Nest Thermostat senses it’s getting cold in the house, it can tell your fan to go into Winter Mode and redirect hot air downward to help give your heater a break. Get Connected >

  • Loads of energy savings.

    If you’re signed up for 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. Get Connected >

  • ‘Works with Nest’ works with Google.

    Just speak a command, “OK Google. Set the temperature 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. Get Connected >

  • Arm your alarm. Save energy.

    Arm your Scout security system and it can set your Nest Thermostat to Away so Nest knows right away to stop heating or cooling your home. Get Connected >

  • Take charge of your energy savings.

    If you’re signed up for Nest Rush Hour Rewards, your Nest Thermostat can let your ChargePoint Home EV charging station know when energy is in high demand and electricity is most expensive. Learn More >

  • Thoughtful appliances work with Nest.

    Your LG appliances can work with Nest to help out when you’re not home. Once your Nest Thermostat notices you’re away, your fridge can go into an energy saving mode. Left in a hurry? LG will send you an alert if you accidentally left the oven on. Get Connected >

  • Hear your music. And your Nest Protect.

    Nest Protect works with your Beep Dial to turn down the music when something’s wrong. So you can hear what the problem is no matter how loud the music’s playing. Get Connected >

  • Get out in a flash.

    When Nest Protect senses something’s wrong, your hue lights can flash on and off to get your attention. Get Connected >

  • An enlightened way to save energy.

    Forgot to turn the lights off on your way out the door? As soon as your Nest Thermostat goes into Away mode, your LIGHTIFY lights will automatically turn themselves off. Learn More >

  • Stay cozy under the covers.

    Put a motion Cookie on your mattress and Mother will tell Nest when you go to bed so your thermostat knows when to cool things down. Wake up and Mother will tell Nest to start warming things up. Get Connected >

  • Put Nest on your lock screen.

    Quickly turn the temperature up or down. Or switch between Home and Away. Thessa lets you control your Nest Thermostat right from your iOS lock screen. Get Connected >

We take user privacy seriously.
And you should too.

We only share a limited amount of data.

With the Nest Developer Program, our goal is to make sure you have everything you need to build great integrations – without violating customer trust. Depending on the integration, that may include access to basic home and device data, HVAC system specs, smoke and CO status, Home and Away states, or Rush Hour Reward events. We only share the minimum amount of information necessary for an integration to work. And we don’t share any usernames, passwords, email or home addresses. Period.

We take extra steps to protect customer data.

Privacy is important. But so is security. All our connections use SSL. Which means communications between Nest and third-party developers are always encrypted.

When you trust Nest with your data, it's governed by Nest’s and .