I don’t let IFTT connect to my Smart Things either
I don’t have Ubi.
I prefer to have an app that runs on my network that controls things. I don’t know who is behind Smart Tiles so how do I give them the keys to my home ?
I am OK with Amazon Echo because it’s amazon and I feel I can trust them because of how well their systems seem to be built.
No Offense to the developer of Smart Tiles it’s not just who are they but also how secure are they. Hackers are getting too aggressive to just ignore the possibilities.
Same reason I don’t like web sites that consolidate your financial data by connecting to all your bank accounts. Many people use these but I like to keep such access private.