This project was completed as part of the MComp Web Design and Development course at Edge Hill University.
The scenario for this assignment was that a self-contained currency converter needed to be constructed, that could be added to a website. The currency converter had to obtain the current exchange rates and be responsive. The styling of the currency converter was not to be a major consideration; however, it should be assumed that this would be added to doggiegadgets.com for customers to use.
The currency converter was created as a standalone application and was designed specifically for mobile as it would be used as a widget. The currency converter gets the current exchange rates and converts to the five most popular currencies (as of April 2018). A webpage for a product from doggiegadgets.com was downloaded and the currency converter was implemented into it.
The currency converter was implemented in a webpage from doggiegadgets.com, however rather than integrate it as a standalone widget, it uses the prices in the page to complete the conversion. The page contains a retail price which has a line through it and a sale price. When a currency is selected, both of these prices are converted using the converter and the prices are updated to reflect the new currency. An additional feature of the website implementation is that the prices can be changed back to GBP. Other than these additional features, the implementation is identical to that of the standalone currency converter.