Release Notes

January 13, 2022

Device Access web application sample added

A Device Access web application sample app is now available. Use the provided directions to deploy a functioning web application to control Nest cameras, doorbells, and thermostats.

November 18, 2021

Support added for the Nest Cam with floodlight and Nest Cam (indoor, wired)

See the Nest Cam with floodlight and Nest Cam (indoor, wired) device guides for more information.

September 21, 2021

Support added for the Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery) and Nest Doorbell (battery)

See the Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery) and Nest Doorbell (battery) device guides for more information.

A new trait, CameraClipPreview, has been added for Nest Doorbell (battery). This trait supports the download of a clip preview, a 10 frame video file in MP4 format.

Event threads

Support for event threads has been added to select events in the API. See Updateable Notifications for more information.

Type Element Description
Event Motion event of the CameraMotion trait Motion has been detected by the camera.
Event Person event of the CameraPerson trait A person has been detected by the camera.
Event Chime event of the DoorbellChime trait The doorbell has been pressed.

Supported devices page

We've published a new page that lists supported devices by model and details the difference in API functionality between each as needed.

July 2, 2021

Error documentation updated

All error documentation has been moved out of the Reference tab and into an "Errors and Troubleshooting" section of the API Guides tab, and a new Authorization Errors page has been added.

Authorization quick reference

A new authorization quick reference widget, which provides a condensed version of the full authorization process, has been added to the Quick Start guide and the new Authorization Errors page.

January 20, 2021

Resource event payloads updated

A new field, resourceGroup, has been added to all resource event payloads. See Resource events for more information.

Unverified apps

We've published information on unverified apps on the Authorization and Google Cloud Platform Setup pages.

November 19, 2020

Building a Device Access Web Application Codelab

We've published a new Codelab, Building a Device Access Web Application. In this Codelab, you'll learn how Device Access works and build a web application that handles authentication and SDM API calls for a Nest Thermostat.

October 29, 2020

Client libraries

We've added Google API client libraries for the SDM API. See Client Libraries for a list of supported languages you can use to provide better language integration and improved security for your Device Access projects.

Guidance on event management and service accounts

We've added guidance on Pub/Sub event management and the related use of service accounts:

October 8, 2020

Partner Connections Manager (PCM) Error Reference

A reference page for errors encountered during account linking has been published. See Partner Connections Manager (PCM) Error Reference for more information.

September 22, 2020

Device Access launched!

The Device Access program is now live. See Registration for more information on how to get started.