We loved playing with hue, Philips smart wifi-connected lightbulbs so were pleased to hear that they’ve open up their platform to third party developers. They’ve already released an app that makes the light change to the beat of music – which seems like an obvious and wonderful extension of the technology. There are also apps that play nice with ZigBee-based motion sensor and thermostat devices.

Got an idea or a question? Join Hue’s developer forum at where Kevin Toms (the designer of Football Manager) will provide technical support. Kevin can also be reached via Twitter @philipsHuedev