Vinbot generates decodable vins for you to use in your applications. Vinbot will also give you a vehicle object that contains the decoded information. Vinbot is an API around the vin_bank database (https://github.com/manheim/vin_bank).
Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:
gem ‘vinbot’, :platform => :jruby
And then execute:
$ bundle install
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install vinbot
There are two ways to use vinbot:
- Get a random, decodable vin
- Get a vehicle object that contains the vin and all decoded information for the vehicle.
Get a random vin
Vinbot::Vin.generate => “WBADT43443G749665”
Get a decoded vehicle object
Vinbot::Vehicle.new => #<Vinbot::Vehicle:0x007fc06bd34068 @body_type=”4Dr SUV”, @drivetrain=”FWD”, @engine_type=”3.6L 6 Cylinder”, @exterior_colors=[“Silver”], @interior_colors=[“Off-white”], @make=”GMC”, @model=”Acadia”, @transmission=”Automatic”, @trim=”SLE 4dr SUV “, @vehicle_type=”SUV”, @vin=”1GKKRNED9CJ550307″, @year=2012>
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
- Fork it ( https://github.com/[my-github-username]/vinbot/fork )
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create a new Pull Request