A while ago, we revamped the website for Porto Fiscardo and Zavalata self catering holiday apartments and recently we received a request from them to use a currency converter on their rates page. After testing a couple of options, we found that Curry – Currency conversion Drop down menu was perfect for the task. Curry is a self contained, (almost) self generated currency converter for many different currencies.
By default Curry uses the currency conversion figures found at Yahoo finance. Curry uses yql and you can see a live example of the exact code here.
You can supply your own currency rates via an object where the key is the currency name and the value is a number to use for the conversion.
Curry can also be used interchangeably with openexchangerates.org.
The setup is really simple
There are various options including changing the base rate, adding your own currency symbols and changing the source of the currency data.