Bitcoin Price Image Generator

The bitcoin price image generator is a simple tool that creates a dynamic image of a price in BTC, based on a fixed USD price. The resulting image can be embedded in a forum post, for example, and it will always show an up-to-date BTC equivalent price. This is useful when you want to show a price for something in BTC, but you want the price to be pinned to a USD value (and not have to update your post every day as the BTC/USD exchange rate fluctuates). This tool relies on the global weighted average from BitcoinAverage.

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Source available on GitHub.

The advanced version of the tool allows for a choice of currency (BTC or LTC for now). Read about it below.

Usage

Simply build a URL of the form:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/img/<price_in_usd>

Where <price_in_usd> is the price you want in USD.

You can also add an optional color argument to change the color of the text:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/img/<price_in_usd>/<color>

The color code should be an html-like hex code (for white: ffffff or fff or simply f). See wikipedia for more info. The background of the image will be transparent.

Example

Say you want to sell an item for $10. You can generate an image using:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/img/10.00

Which will yield the image:

If you want to change the color (to more closely match the text in your forum post, for example), use:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/img/10.00/00f

Which yields:

You can then embed the image in your post using that URL. In BBCode, this would be:

[img]http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/img/10.00[/img]

Higher resolution images can be generated by including a device pixel ratio in the url path:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/img@2x/10.00

Which yields:

Note that this will require scaling the image down using CSS. In the above example, the <img> tag includes the inline style height: 11px.

Advanced Version

The advanced version is available to allow changing the display currency, and allow for fancier options in the future. The URL format is of the form:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/advimg?price=<price>&currency=<currency>&color=<color>&dpr=<dpr>

Arguments:

Example:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/advimg?price=10USD&currency=BTC&color=f00&dpr=1x

Balance Checker

An additional tool allows you to check the balance of any bitcoin address using the API from blockchain.info. Simply build a URL of the form:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/balance/<address>/<color>

As in the basic version above, the color argument is optional and accepts html-like hex codes.

Example:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/balance/1E765eZrLQnhANCmgBSu3Hy2DbZktEFQ7h

This endpoint also includes a high resolution form:

Example:

http://btc-priceimg.herokuapp.com/balance@2x/1E765eZrLQnhANCmgBSu3Hy2DbZktEFQ7h

by Ford Hurley (1E765eZrLQnhANCmgBSu3Hy2DbZktEFQ7h)