When did upgrading your phone become so complicated?
Why am I getting a new phone in the first place? Honestly, my current phone (Galaxy S6, which I got back in Jan 2016) still works fine for the most part. BUT since Samsung has decided to stop pushing/supporting updates for it, my work apps (I know, SO SPOOKY, having work have access to my personal phone!) all got wiped due to my device being “out of compliance”. It’s a little hard to say I’m “on-call” when I can’t respond unless I’m near my laptop.
So recently (or actually, not that recently now that this soon-to-be-explained saga has dragged on), I came up with a rather innocuous idea for my site Discoverit. The color scheme was a bit drab, but instead of just reskinning it myself, why not pull in a random color palette from one of the big palette sites on a user’s initial load and use that per session? Well, there were certainly details to figure out, but it didn’t sound impossible to do, so yeah, why not?
First things first: figure out how to make an api request and pull out the colors I wanted to use.
Which is where I ran into my first problem.