The image resizing script, TimThumb, did not integrate natively into WordPress. Theme builders had to intentionally include it in their themes to make use of it.
We wanted to create a solution that bridged the gap between TimThumb and WordPress. The first goal was to make the script available to any image uploaded through the media library. The second goal would be to automate updating the script within the site. The third goal would be to obfuscate how the script could be used maliciously.
The plugin was a success. Within the first year, it was downloaded nearly 5,000 times and held a 5 out of 5 in the WordPress plugin repository.