Winner of the SunPress competition!

Finally, we’re pleased to announce the winner of our SunPress competition. We had a bounty of entries and after much debating we asked two of the entrants to go back and make their plug-ins a finished article.

Our final winner is David Fiske, who developed SunPress Exchange – a very clever plug-in to take sunshine’s RSS feeds and give you the ability to convert the prices to GBP/EUR/USD, and present it in a cool widget that you can theme to your own design. It could, for instance, look like this:


David apparently isn’t a Apple fanboy, so he’s opted for Amazon gift vouchers instead! David is recently married (congrats!!) and intends to spend the vouchers on the stuff that was missing from their Wedding Gift List!

In David’s own words:

“My original idea was to create a widget to parse Sunshine RSS feeds. A simple idea but nothing special. After searching the web, I noticed an interest in sunPress from overseas affiliates. I refined this idea to not only parse RSS feeds but to convert the currencies into Euros or US Dollars. The result is an RSS parsing plugin that can display accurate and up-to-date prices in British Pounds, Euros and US Dollars. Any Sunshine RSS feed can be used and each blog post can have a different feed specified, each displayed in a sexy looking box underneath each post.”

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Congratulations again to David and many thanks to everyone who took the time to enter!

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5 Responses

  1. David FiskeBy David Fiske on 18 March, 2009

    Many thanks to both you and Chris Clarkson for voting for my plugin. It was my first step into the world of WordPress Plugins and I’m very pleased with the outcome. I’d certainly love feedback from users and would love to develop this plugin (and others) as far as I can.

    Thanks for your congratulations about becoming married too. Nearly on the two month anniversary :D

  2. Rob BarhamBy Rob Barham on 18 March, 2009

    Well done David. Your first wordpress plugin ? What a result !
    I will be using it and I will contact you with an idea for V 1.1

  3. Paul W.By Paul W. on 18 March, 2009

    Thanks Joost for doing the contest and congrats David on winning the competition! I can see why you are the winner. I did a plugin for the competition and know how hard it was to come up with something truly original. I really like what you created! Good luck finding all you need on Amazon for your new marriage. ~Paul

  4. Durward SobekBy Durward Sobek on 24 March, 2009

    Congratulation to the competition winner and I think these activities should be appreciated well.

  5. VinodBy Vinod on 28 May, 2009

    I was not aware of the competition, I would have given a try if so, Anyways congratulations to David.