Developed byGoogle Nest
Introduced2013 (2013)
IndustryHome automation
Superseded byMatter (standard)

Weave is a network application layer protocol and, in implementation, a comprehensive toolkit for building connected Internet of Things-class applications, with a primary and current focus on consumer and residential applications.[1]

Weave works across multiple IPv6-bearing link technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cellular, and Thread and has adaptations for Bluetooth Low Energy point-to-point wireless links.

On December 19, 2019, Google stated that it had "joined Amazon, Apple, and the Zigbee Alliance to form the Connected Home over IP working group... Google is contributing Weave as part of this effort." Due to this, Google has stoped development on Weave, replacing it with the new Matter (standard).[2]


Weave was originally created by Nest Labs and launched in and with its Nest Protect (1st Generation) product in 2013.[3] It has since been adopted and continued by Google following the Google acquisition of Nest Labs in 2014.[4][5] A second wave of architectural revisions were made to Weave to support the Nest Secure security system, the Nest Connect,[6] and the Nest x Yale Lock.[7] Since its acquisition of Nest Labs, Google has planned to integrate Weave with its own Android Things embedded operating system (codenamed Brillo) in order to create an end-to-end solution for IoT devices.[8]


Original author(s)Google
Initial releaseJune 28, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-06-28)
Stable release
4.1.0 / 2019-01-10
Written inC++
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X
LicenseApache 2.0

Google released its implementation of Weave as an open source project, OpenWeave, on GitHub in June 2017[9] under the Apache 2.0 license.

See also


  1. ^ "Weave". Nest Labs. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Developing a standard for the smart home industry". Google. 2019-12-18. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  3. ^ Brown, Michael (October 1, 2015). "With Nest Weave, Nest Labs seeks to establish a de facto connected-home standard". TechHive. Retrieved March 28, 2019
  4. ^ Constine, Josh (January 13, 2014). "Who Gets Rich From Google Buying Nest? Kleiner Returns 20X On $20M, Shasta Nets ~$200M". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Oreskovic, Alexei; Gupta, Poornima (January 14, 2014). "Kleiner Perkins, Shasta Ventures make about 20x their money on Nest Labs – Reuters". PEHub. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Tofel, Kevin C. (September 20, 2017). "Nest debuts Nest Secure home system and has a Thread router called Nest Connect". Stacey on IoT. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Price, Molly (January 8, 2018). "Nest x Yale Lock is a keyless deadbolt for Nest Secure". Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Google reveals Brillo OS and Weave connectivity schema for IoT devices". Postscapes. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Initial import". GitHub. Retrieved March 28, 2019