Introduction It is 2014 and the mobile is the new frontier, we are probably past the transition point of going from mainstream web to mainstream mobile in terms of usage and its a hopelessly messy affair for developers. If web development appeared untamed and wild and ugly back in the 90’s then mobile development is now a whole new level of ugliness. Like the albatross that was Internet Explorer, Android today are the developer’s new albatross.
After smashing my smartphone screen (a Sony Xperia S), I got a quote for a repair because foolishly I hadn’t insured it. After hearing the quote I politely said no and hung up. An alternative option would have been to try and repair the screen myself, however I didn’t want to take the risk of further damage, besides life is too short for that kind of hassle. Since the phone was still functional, bar the cracked screen I decided to carry on using it until I a replacement smartphone was available.