Without further adieu, I bring you the Unofficial Nest Widget!
The instructions for installation are on the market page and I’ll go through some of the main functions of the widget in this post.
After careful consideration and hours spent in development it was time to “pull the trigger” and make this public. Previously, I was waiting for the official API from Nest to come out, however the Google acquisition of Nest Labs has apparently held things up and, I didn’t want users like you to suffer any longer, without the use of this widget.
Currently, the widget supports one thermostat, but in the very near future, it will support multiple Nests, even with multiple accounts.
At installation you must install the widget from the store and EventGhost to get information to and from the thermostat. The plugin instructions are here: http://goo.gl/vDDaRp or in the app at first run. The app will also guide you to a link for all the downloads you’ll need for your PC.
Once you get it fully installed, you can run the app and start getting data from the thermostat.
The instructions to use the app are pretty simple.
On the Nest’s screen, you can press on the upper half to turn the temperature up, and the lower half to turn the temperature down. If your Nest is in range mode press the upper left to bring the heat set-temperature up and the lower right to set the heat temp lower. Same goes with the cool; upper right and lower right of the screen bring the Nest’s set-temperatures for cooling up and down.
To make the widget disappear, there are a few ways of doing this. First, you can shut your phone’s display off. If there is an incoming call, it’ll also disappear. For normal use, just long press on the Nest’s logo (top-middle in the black ring) and the widget will disappear.
To change the thermostat’s primary mode of operation, you’ll find that in the lower half of the ring. Just press on the grated area in the bottom half of the ring, also known as the Nest’s sensor area. A menu will appear to prompt your input for what mode you desire for the thermostat. After that, you will see the Nest Widget go into the mode you selected after reporting is complete.
If you need to open the Nest’s Official app from the widget, just tap on the Nest logo on the top of the ring.
For the ZooperWidget:
Once you have all the data from the Nest, you can install the ZooperWidget and place it on your home screen. The app is free in the market and you can get it by visiting:
Once you install that, long press on a blank area of your home screen, find “1×1 Zooper Widget” and then press on the widget to open the configuration and choose “Unofficial Nest Widget”. In most cases, you should never edit anything on this widget, however, the only thing you’ll need to edit is the “Widget on tap” should open the “Nest Widget”.
After you are at your home screen, you should be able to press that widget and the larger widget will appear to allow you to adjust temperatures or mode operation on your thermostat.
I hope you enjoy this.