Floorplanner team ran into a few stumbling blocks while preparing their product for the Google Apps Market. "We found out that a lot of people were struggling with the existing Rails libraries and the OAuth authorization method," Van Gemert wrote. That's why Van Gemert created a guide for integrating Ruby on Rails applications with Google Apps and the Apps Marketplace, which Google has published on its Apps Developer Blog.Vincent Van Gemert and the
Van Gemert's guide covers:
- The initial setup
- Rails libraries and OpenID
- Using the Google Data APIs
Although this guide is Google specific, learning more about oAuth is a great idea if you want to start offering your projects through web-based app stores.