10-08-2013 10:20 PM
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  1. anthonypham's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I have finished my app and am looking for some beta testers who own multiple Nest Thermostats. I only have one so my testing was only with mock data; I would like some people with real/live data.

    Edit: The app is now in the store! http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/st...4-d29a817cf23e

    Thanks,
    Anthony
    Last edited by anthonypham; 10-01-2013 at 01:07 PM.
    08-20-2013 09:56 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks for bringing a new app to the attention of the members of WPCentral. This app looks interesting and useful. Good luck with your app, and please feel free to visit the other forums and to interact with our members.
    08-20-2013 10:44 AM
  3. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    I'd like to test ...though it says I do not have permission to download :(

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    09-02-2013 09:37 AM
  4. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    I'd like to test ...though it says I do not have permission to download

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    09-02-2013 09:37 AM
  5. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    I'd like to test though it says I do not have permission to download

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    09-02-2013 09:37 AM
  6. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Sorry...i did not mean to post so many times...app is giving me problems

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    09-02-2013 09:39 AM
  7. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    I have 2 nest thermometers in my house

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    09-06-2013 12:57 PM
  8. MadSci2's Avatar
    I have two Nest Thermostats. Please PM meor indicate how I can download your App.

    thanks!
    09-06-2013 05:27 PM
  9. MadSci2's Avatar
    and I also am told I don't have the necessary permissions :-(
    09-06-2013 05:30 PM
  10. anthonypham's Avatar
    Sorry for the late reply everyone, I went on a vacation for a little bit. I got in contact with Gary Johnson (creator of wpnest) just before leaving for vacation and got some advice from him about my app. I am in the process of reworking the UI and will update you guys when I am ready for testers again. Hopefully sometime later this week, it just depends on how much time I have to dedicate to the rework.

    Thanks.
    09-08-2013 12:23 PM
  11. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Thanks for the update! Thank you for putting together this app

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    09-08-2013 11:16 PM
  12. anthonypham's Avatar
    I have finished reworking my UI! There are still some minor things here and there that need to be tackled, but I think I am ready for testers. Please PM me your email address if you have a Nest thermostat (or multiple) and would like to participate in the beta.

    Windows Store Beta Link

    Thanks!
    Last edited by anthonypham; 09-18-2013 at 10:19 PM.
    09-18-2013 10:07 PM
  13. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Anthony, the app looks great! My initial feedback is that I like the way the app looks and I like that I can easily see both of my thermometers and several settings. I did find that how to change the temperature was initially not apparent. I have now figured it out but perhaps a more obvious/easy/accurate control scheme would be better. Thanks for putting together this app! So far it is outstanding!



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    09-23-2013 08:49 AM
  14. anthonypham's Avatar
    Anthony, the app looks great! My initial feedback is that I like the way the app looks and I like that I can easily see both of my thermometers and several settings. I did find that how to change the temperature was initially not apparent. I have now figured it out but perhaps a more obvious/easy/accurate control scheme would be better. Thanks for putting together this app! So far it is outstanding!



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    Thanks for the feedback! Would you mind either posting or sending some screenshots of your multiple thermometer setup to wellnezted@outlook.com ?

    I initially had a different control scheme, but I reworked the entire UI to try to prevent trademark infringements (which is most likely the reason why the previous nest apps are no longer published).
    09-23-2013 06:25 PM
  15. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Makes sense. I just downloaded the new update and it will no longer open on my phone. I have a Nokia 1020. I will send screen shots



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    09-23-2013 08:04 PM
  16. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Of course I can't send the screen shots now since I can't open the app anymore



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    09-23-2013 08:05 PM
  17. anthonypham's Avatar
    Of course I can't send the screen shots now since I can't open the app anymore

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    Try uninstalling it and reinstalling it, I made some naming changes to some of the files which may have broken the update.
    09-23-2013 09:34 PM
  18. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Thanks that worked! It seems like this new version is easier to adjust the temperature on( either that or I have become more used to it). I actually like the adjustment method. Maybe if there was something to a first time user a clue on how to adjust. Some additional thoughts: 1) would be great if we could swipe to move to the 2nd thermostat instead of using the arrows on the bottom. 2) It would be cool if info on both thermostats showed on the big live tile instead of just the first thermostat



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    09-24-2013 08:24 AM
  19. anthonypham's Avatar
    Thanks for the screenshots, it looks like the mock data worked.

    • I thought about adding a tutorial of sorts, but as you know I spent most of my time reworking the UI. Perhaps I will add the tutorial at a later time, I think having the app on the market sooner will be beneficial for those who do not have any nest related app installed
    • The swiping on the Pivot actual moves through locations, that's why I added the arrow buttons to go through thermostats. I'm not sure how many people have multiple locations setup on their nests accounts, if there aren't many perhaps I can rework the pivots in the future.
    • I will see what I can do about handling multiple thermostats in the big live tile.

    Example of multiple locations and thermostats with mock data attached.
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    09-24-2013 09:56 AM
  20. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Sounds good. I agree with your point on getting it to the market. I has the old nest apps on my 920 but when I upgraded to the 1020 I could not control my nest. Thanks again on getting this awesome app out!



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    09-24-2013 01:29 PM
  21. anthonypham's Avatar
    I looked into adding information for other thermostats into the live tile, but I just can't think of a good way to do it. Since the tile only shows you one count I think that data may be misrepresented or more confusing if I were to add information from other thermostats.

    While I was poking around the live tile I noticed that my time to target calculations were off and fixed it. In addition, I added the capability to add the program to the lockscreen. You should see an update for the beta in a few hours.

    Also, I went ahead and submitted the app for review to the WP Store, so it may be live in a few days. :)
    09-24-2013 06:06 PM
  22. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Thanks for the update. Adding to lock screen is cool. Congrats on the app!



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    09-25-2013 02:35 AM
  23. Marcus Roof's Avatar
    where is this app? what is happening to the nest apps? is nest shutting them down?
    09-30-2013 10:58 AM
  24. anthonypham's Avatar
    I submitted the app last week and it finally got certification. I just published the app into the store, it should be live soon.

    Thank you for all those who helped to beta test!

    where is this app? what is happening to the nest apps? is nest shutting them down?
    From my understanding, yes. Which is why I reworked my UI in hopes that it won't be.
    10-01-2013 10:31 AM
  25. MadFoodScientist's Avatar
    Just purchased and downloaded. Thanks for making an app for us nest users!

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    10-02-2013 09:14 PM
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