Nest Mobile for Android and iOS updated with support for second-gen thermostat, new features

If you’re one of the lucky owners of the Nest Learning Thermostat, you’ll want to update your Android or iOS app to reflect some significant changes to the software rolled out to device recently. Coinciding with the company’s smaller, lighter and more metallic second-generation Nest, the Android app now supports all devices running Android 2.2 Froyo or higher, including the Nexus 7 tablet. The iOS app has been updated to support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

The app allows you to control, wirelessly, the temperature inside your house. This includes connecting over the internet to turn on or off the heat or air conditioner in a cold or hot streak.

Nest was originally created by Tony Fadell, the designer and co-creator of the original iPod. Unlike most thermostats, Nest actually uses its sensors to determine whether the house should be cooled or heated; it doesn’t wait until your input before it’s too late. The resulting savings are quite significant, especially if you’re the kind of person who’s reluctant to turn off the heating in the winter because you don’t want to come home to a cold house. You can set the Nest to turn on the heat a day before you return from vacation, for example, and save a bunch of money in the process.

The full app changelog for both apps is below:

– Now works with all Android devices (Android 2.2 “Froyo” or above), including tablets like Google Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
– Optimized for the 4-inch Retina display on iPhone 5 and iPod touch
– Improved speed and stability
– Support for the 2nd gen. Nest Learning Thermostat
– Support for System Match features (Early-On, Heat Pump Balance, True Radiant)
– Ability to remotely lock your Nest
– More info in Energy History
– Nest Learning is now called Nest Sense
– Now also available in French and Spanish
– Overall bug fixes and improvement

Download Nest Mobile for Android or iOS.

Via: Android Central