Friday, August 15, 2008

hack: Make eBay application international

After finding out that there are no international versions for the native iPhone eBay application (I use eBay.co.uk), I decided to make a move.. And after a few hours - success..

This should work with any of the available eBay sites:

Install the eBay application (you should be in US region in iTunes).

Go to the applications folder (invoking cd `find ~mobile -type d -name "eBay.app"` should send you there.

Convert the applications preferences to xml1 format - run plutil -cxml1 appdefaults.plist. The file now can be edited.

Open the file with your favorite editor. Find the SiteId block and change it from 0 to 3. Add siteid=3 after the ShoppingAPI URL. The URL should read http://open.api.ebay.com/shopping?siteid=3

Start the application and you should be using the .co.uk version now!

If you want to use different version of eBay - try those numbers instead of "3":

US (0)
United States
CA (2)
Canada
UK (3)
United Kingdom
AU (15)
Australia
AT (16)
Austria
BEFR (23)
Belgium (French)
FR (71)
France
DE (77)
Germany
Motors (100)
US eBay Motors
IT (101)
Italy
BENL (123)
Belgium (Dutch)
NL (146)
Netherlands
ES (186)
Spain
CH (193)
Switzerland
HK (201)
Hong Kong
IN (203)
India
IE (205)
Ireland
MY (207)
Malaysia
CAFR (210)
Canada (French)
PH (211)
Philippines
PL (212)
Poland
SG (216)
Singapore

Any feedback is welcome!

UPDATE 19.08.08: Important - read this article!

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