True story: I was tasked by the lovely Mrs Lawson to buy some curtains that match our carpet during the January sales. I dutifully did so — and had to return to the shop straight away because they didn’t match at all. Mrs Lawson accompanied me, and with a withering glance at her incompetent mate, immediately found some correctly hued fabric, and all was well.
But what’s a middle-aged colour-blind bloke to do? I had early in the curtain procurement process decided against cutting a hole in the carpet in order that I may take a sample with me. (All other mistakes aside, this was a correct decision.)
So, in order to ensure that I would never again repeat the mistake, I set out to make an app that would allow me to capture the colour of an image straight from my camera. Of course, it had to be a web app rather than a native app, because we’re web angels, not proprietary devils.