People have such low expectations of smart home technology. None of the stuff on the market today is actually very smart.
Not even if you use IFFFT. You're still severely limited, especially given the potential of the hardware.
If I were the product manager at Philips, the Hue lights would basically behave like magic. You'd walk around your house and the lights would follow you around. You'd enable the daylight extension feature and the system would match outdoor conditions. You'd enable the daylight simulation feature and it would help you with your S.A.D. by giving you a summer-like daylight cycle in the winter. You'd turn off a light in a room every night and turn it on every morning, and one day you'd notice that the system had learned to do that on its own. THIS is what I expected when I heard about smart lighting. Instead, what we have is basically a glorified remote control and some useless colour effects.
As for other smart home devices? They seem really gimmicky too.
I saw a fridge in the electronics store today that would help you keep track of the food in your fridge and propose recipes for you, which is good, but it was also the most expensive fridge in the store, which is not good. I can make up my own recipes. What I *actually* want from a smart fridge is this: Every food item has an RFID tag added in the factory that stores the barcode and expiration date, and when the food is placed in the fridge, the fridge will detect it and keep a list of foods about to expire so you can plan what you're going to eat first. That's the #1
thing I want a smart fridge to do, and no one's working on making that happen.
These companies aren't trying to create useful products. They're just catering to technology fetishists.