ok, I managed to get to someone at sphero who understands what I am talking about. However the response is a little disappointing:
"We unfortunately do not have an open API on any of our Disney products. We decided to cancel ifttt since it was the least used feature in the app and we wanted to but our efforts more into features that have the most value.
I apologize for the disappointment."
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko