- 08-28-2013, 11:20 PM #1
Anyone have any information why Nest Thermostat apps keep disappearing from the Windows Phone Store (USA)?
wpnest - An open-source app to control your Nest Thermostat : windowsphone
Nest Thermostat | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
for example, are gone. I just got a Lumia 1020, and need that app ported from my 920, but I'm stuck :(
I see one user here has a app in Beta, but not sure how to get in on that.
- 08-29-2013, 08:37 PM #2
- 09-06-2013, 05:02 PM #5
Well the guy (or guys) that founded Nest were responsible for the wheel on the iPod. So, yea, bias = to be expected. It's unfortunate. One would think in any business, you'd find it prudent to develop an app that captures the use of as many people as possible.
09-06-2013, 10:53 PM #6
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Just reformatted my phone and noticed both Nest apps gone, too. They aren't the only ones. Key Ring is gone now as well, with no reference to the Windows Store on their site at all anymore. :(
I can deal with things not being there in the first place, but to pull them, that's rough.
- 09-25-2013, 06:59 PM #8
- 10-02-2013, 08:28 AM #10
I just published my Nest thermostat app to the store yesterday, you can get it here wellNEZTed | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
I contacted Gary before releasing my app and I suspect the reason why wpnest was unpublished is because of trademark infringements. This prompted me to rework my UI and try to not infringe upon any trademarks. I originally had something similar to how Nest's website/wpnest/the other nest app looked, it is hard to envision something different when their implementation is so clean and familiar.
Hopefully my representation is decent enough for you all to use!
- 10-02-2013, 09:50 AM #11
you wouldn't have to make one at all if they published their own app. I actually called them and tried to get through to anyone in their development dept. They wouldn't transfer me so I ended up talking to a front lines person who said they didn't know anything and to ask the forums. why would the forum user base know if Nest doesn't know. your app is probably my most used app outside of the core stuff (text, email, calender).
to remotely control a thermostat in a big house is amazing. I've been asking why they don't make thermostats with RF remote (or network or even IR if you're line-of-site) control for over a decade. I've tried stuff from Smarthome...expensive, overly complicated. The Nest was a godsend and now everyone is following suit with their own offering...
Can you do one for KEVO next!!!!! Kwikset: Kevo - Bluetooth Electronic Lock
- 10-05-2013, 12:20 PM #14
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