Voobay

XML Feed Format

Here are some simple guidelines for creating an XML feed in order to include your ads in Voobay. If you would like additional information about the XML format, check Wikipedia.

The UTF-8 XML file has one ‘Voobay’ tag, and one or more ‘item’ elements. Each ‘item’ element has the following fields:

Voobay Cars

  • id: id of the ad on your website (numeric or alphanumeric, however it must be unique because we use it to avoid duplicate entries)
  • alternate: URL of the ad on your website
  • title: title of the ad
  • content: description of the car (minimum of 30 characters)
  • price: price of the car (string)(optional)
  • make: make of the car (optional)
  • model: model of the car (optional)
  • color: colour of the car (optional)
  • location: location of the car (city, area, postcode...)(optional)
  • mileage: mileage (optional)
  • image: URL of a car image (optional)
  • date: year of manufacture (optional)
  • type: type of car (optional)
  • vin: if available, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)(optional)
  • amenities: amenities list (array)(optional)

 

Example XML feed

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Voobay>
<item>
	<id><![CDATA[7004578]]></id>
	<alternate><![CDATA[http://www.yourdomain.co.uk/ad/7004578]]></alternate>
	<title><![CDATA[2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid]]></title>

	<content><![CDATA[Cruise control, Climate control, Front passenger airbag and side airbags, Front and rear head airbags, Anti-lock brakes, Traction control, Remote central door locking, Remote control alarm, Immobiliser, Front and rear electric windows, 16" alloy wheels, Front fog lights, Radio cassette and CD autochanger, Steering wheel mounted controls, Body coloured bumpers, Electric door mirrors.]]></content>
	<price><![CDATA[10000]]></price>
	<make><![CDATA[Toyota]]></make>
	<model><![CDATA[Prius]]></model>

	<color><![CDATA[Metallic Grey]]></color>
	<location><![CDATA[London 10000]]></location>	
	<mileage><![CDATA[10000]]></mileage>	
	
	<amenities>
        <amenitie><![CDATA[keyless entry]]>
        </amenitie>
        <amenitie> ><![CDATA[power door locks]]>
        </amenitie>                   
        ...
   	</amenities>

	<image><![CDATA[http://www.yourdomain.co.uk/img/image.jpg]]></image>
	<date><![CDATA[May 2009]]></date>
	<type><![CDATA[hatchback]]></type>
	<vin><![CDATA[1781]]></vin>	
</item>
</Voobay>