Google App for iOS Gains Nest Integration

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nestimageFollowing last week's major redesign, the Google app for iOS has seen yet another update today that adds Nest integration. With the over-the-air update, Nest owners can now use the Google app to control their Nest thermostat systems, in addition to the standard Nest app.

As detailed by VentureBeat, along with in-app controls, Nest owners can also use the built-in Google Now voice commands to change or set the temperature.

On your mobile device, open the Google app and either tap the mic or say "Ok Google" to get started. Then say, "turn the temperature to 70 degrees". In Chrome, either tap the mic or type directly in the search box to set the temperature.

The Google app will also bring up Now card notifications based on location to help users adjust temperature even when away from home.

Google for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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74 months ago

Right. My loss. Keep trying, skippy.


If Nest is better, and you're just not getting it because of some irrational hatred of Google, it is your loss.
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74 months ago
Nice, guess we will start getting ads for heating and AC services now. :) "Joes Heating and Air, We noticed your temp is a bit high, call us for a system tune-up"
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74 months ago
Please make an iOS 8 Widget!
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74 months ago

That's a pretty big if. I don't think nest is better at all. I've looked into it, it doesn't suit my needs.

I'm not sure from where you've drummed up this "irrational hatred of Google" you're assigning to me but google's privacy policies and actions did effect my decision. Which was, in fact, rational. But thanks anyway.

Privacy issues notwithstanding, the main reason I chose the honeywell over the nest was I want the thermostat to do what I tell it, not try to "learn" what my needs are. The learning aspect was intriguing enough to warrant a closer look, which I gave it. It doesn't suit my needs. It may very well be terrific for other people.


I'm surprised you use the internet all.
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74 months ago

Everyone seems to forget about iAd... why is that?


Nest is owned by Google whose sole business is harvesting disturbingly huge amounts of private information about you and serving you ads, via Google Ads, based on that data. If you think Google does anything else, you're mistaken - anything else Google does is just a front to collect information about you and serve ads based on it.

iAd is a competition service from Apple.

Thus they wouldn't use iAd because they'd be handing their source of income over to their opponent for no reason.
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74 months ago
"Google, what is the temperature of my room?"

Checking...
Uploading data to servers...
Contacting NSA...
Storing information for an indefinite amount of time...
Analyzing possible ad opportunities...
Comparing customer search history to this request...

"The temperature is 70 degrees. Would you be interested in buying some sunscreen?"
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