> we discovered that running an action under development is impossible if you have the Web and App Activity permission, which lets Google keep a record of your actions, disabled.
Our boiler went bang, so needed a new one - we went with a Combi as that was on our "todo" list for the future anyway - along with that came a need for a new controller and thermostat.
After much soul-searching I decided to swallow my objections, and let them install a NEST thermostat, on the basis that it'd probably save me money on heating, and I could trivially segregate it away onto it's own restricted wifi.
So, one of the selling points of NEST is the app, and the ability to see why it's changed the heating etc (as it "learns" over time).
Which brings me back to "Web and App Activity"
You can't use the sodding NEST App with a google-apps domain, freebie google domains only. You _can_ share access to the app via the Google Home with a google apps user, but *only* if the entire domain has "Web and App Activity" turned On.
So, you get to choose between
- Giving Google Permission to record basically everything you do
- Not being able to use the main fucking selling point of the product
We went with option number 2.