Developers granted access to Nest Labs’ platform

June 26, 2014 12:03 am

Google Inc.’s Nest Labs has decided to open up its platform to outside developers, a big step by the thermostat and smoke-detector maker to establish itself in a crowded market to be the operating system for internet-connected devices in the home, Dow Jones has reported. The move will allow users to communicate with appliances from Whirlpool, cars from Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz, remote controls from Logitech International and other devices. Nest will share limited user information with Google and other partners, and people have to opt in for each new device, said Nest co-founder Matt Rogers.