I have been pretty impressed with my nest and it’s great features. It has brought the power bill down at least $100 over the summer season.
There is one thing that the Nest Mobile app lacks, a widget.
So, I built one
AutoRemote and the eventghost nest plugin make this possible yet again.
It was a pretty simple scene to create, only took me a day, in comparison to my other scenes that have taken much longer.
The variables are set by using autoremote then the magic happens from there.
If the air conditioning isn’t on you’ll see a screen like ..
Of course, this is a little more than a thermostat widget. It also has the outdoor temperature, heat index and humidity on the bottom of the screen, the nest leaf if you are earning one. You can also see the ambient temperature and humidity (in the home) at the top of the screen.
Last but not least, control of the thermostat! I made this controllable in two ways. If you are used to the nest app, you can touch in the same areas that you would in the app on the top or bottom of the temperature screen. The other way is to move the dial just as if you were setting it manually.
But of course, there’s more! Absolutely need the Nest app? Just press on the “nest” logo to launch the app or long press on it to dismiss the widget.
If you want this widget, please contact me for more information by leaving a comment, I’ll be selling the macros and profiles that make this possible after I finish the heating side of it (it’s almost fall!)
I will have a short video up when this goes on the market to show you how to use it!