Automatic Currency Conversion For The iTunes Affiliate Portal

27 April 2014

For some reason, I sat at my desk today and got abnormally frustrated with something that has annoyed me for months. The PHG console for iTunes affiliates only reports earnings in native currencies, which makes deciding which payments are worth cashing a pain.

So, here’s a Safari extension to fix that. It adds a third-column to the billing screen, converting each currency amount into dollars. I really don’t know why it doesn’t offer this as standard. It’s not hard but it will save a lot of people time.1

Being an unofficial extension, this is prone to breaking at pretty much anytime. My workload at the time when it does fail will dictate whether or not I fix it.2 Caveats aside, enjoy.

1 I coded this (admittedly half-finished) solution in a casual procrastination session on a Sunday afternoon.

2 I haven’t tested this on anything but my own PHG account. There could be show-stopping bugs I don’t know about.