While waiting 2+ months on the 10th Anniversary Editions to arrive (See epic thread) I got tired of hacking the VOTS servlet to see the actual status code for my jeep. It was right there in the coded response and Chrysler just decided not to let us see it on the main VOTS page.
So, I threw together a little wrapper for VOTS and put it on the interwebs at jeepstatus.com
. Several of the 10A people have used it and it seems to be working great.
It requires a last name and last 8 digits of your VIN number (not VON right now, sorry).
After you use it the first time, you can bookmark the result and never have to input the information again. Also, the app will cache what VOTS has to say for 20 minutes to keep me from slamming Chrysler's server over and over.
If you do use it and run across something that doesn't work, tell me via the email link on the page. It's hard to know what happens with others since I only have one last name/vin to myself. I've gotten every bug worked out that I have been told about so far.
Hope you enjoy.
EDIT: Also, I don't store anything longer than the 20 minute cache. I do not care about your last name and VIN conspiracy theorists. All the code is available at https://github.com/gig3m/jeepstatus