You may have noticed the new market price display on the left recently. It went live earlier this week and has been improved over the old version.
The purpose of this article is to go over the new features and also announce the widget release.
New FeaturesObviously the look and feel has been revised. Here's what we've added.
Primary new features:
- Historical (12-hour) chart,
- Additional currencies.
- Atlcoin panel; and,
- Retail Index.
The retail index is the first of it's kind in the industry and shows what bitcoin is actually selling for in the real world as opposed to market rates. This is done with a formula based off the market index but including P2P platforms such as Localbitcoins, Bitquick, and Paxful in addition to OTC and wallet sellers such as Coinbase and Bitit.
This is a real world price and what an average individual is likely going to pay an a bitcoin ATM, OTC, or through a P2P trade.
The chart (1) of recent history shows bitcoin performance for the last 12 hours and serves as the backdrop for the utility.
We've added support for 26 currencies and four slots for presentation on the display. By default those currencies are: GBP, CNY, AUS, and EUR.
The new altcoin panel supports an index for ETH, ETC, LTC, ZEC, XMR, and DASH.
Smaller features include illuminations on update and configuration for design melding and preferences. The rest of this article is technical in regards to configuring the utility for use via parameters.
Widget 2.0 Public ReleaseThe widget is now available for public use as well. It is free of change and configurable. Here's how to implement the price widget on your website or blog and how to configure it's display.
NOTE: This is not an automatic upgrade, those using widget 1.0 will continue to see widget 1.0, you must physically replace the code to upgrade to widget 2.0.
Chart Color Config
The chart backdrop can be presented in any color by passing the desired colors RGB value. Note the widget uses RGBA so the alpha parameter (opacity) must also be passed.
To configure the chart color use variable c and the RGBA values concatenated. For instance, to present a gray chart color, then values are R=23, G=23, B=23, A=1 (a is for the opacity so 0.5 would be 50% opaque).
This would concatenate into 0230230230.1 (pad to 3 digits preceding 0's). Thus the call would look like this:
The widget is also SSL compatible, simply replace "http" with "https".
To install the widget on your website or blog. Use the below code:
Let us know id you implement the widget and if you have questions, concerns, or complaints or would like to suggest a feature, contact email@example.com for assistance.