Starting from Android app version 0.9.6 and iOS app version 0.8, SPIN remote SDC-1 is able to operate independently from your smartphone or tablet for infrared and profile switching functionality.
After having set up SPIN remote with the desired commands it will continue to work even when there's no smartphone/tablet nearby. Connecting with a SPIN remote will push the current phone's configuration for that particular SPIN remote to the remote and update the internal links. Your own configuration for that SPIN remote will be loaded and set instantly. If you haven't previously configured that SPIN remote, you'll have to set it up just once.
Commands for smart devices such as Sonos and Philips Hue will still require your smartphone/tablet to act as a bridge. If there's no connection, SPIN remote will blink red three times to indicate the lack of connection: