The Tado thermostat is already a smart device, rivaling the Nest Learning Thermostat in several ways. Today the company is announcing an API and IFTTT integration, which will drastically upgrade the Tado’s capabilities.
As Tado founder and CEO Christian Deilmann said in a released statement, a device’s user experience is paramount. “The key differentiator between a good product and a great product will be the digital user experience – how good is the user interface, how seamless will it integrate into our lifestyles and how well do different devices and applications communicate with each other.”
Like the Nest before it, the Tado thermostat will soon work with IFTTT, allowing the owner to set all sorts of recipes and functions. And since IFTTT works with most connected devices, the partnership opens up a world of possibilities. For instance, users will be able to, say, set the thermostat to a lower temperature just by initiating an UP24’s sleep mode. Or when the owner leaves the house, an IFTTT recipe could be set to turn off the lights and lock the door.
The company is also today announcing an API to lure developers and partners to the platform. Tado bills itself the as leading smart thermostat in the Europe and reportedly works with 95% of all heating systems including boiler systems. And with today’s announcements, the company looks to extend its lead in Europe.