I am working on a quick Facebook application for a company called Flat World Knowledge. Basically I have 4 days to build the application – it has to be done by Tuesday.
Because of the simplicity of deployment on Morph Exchange I decided to deploy the application on their platform. I don’t have time to setup a full Rails deployment environment.
One problem. Facebook applications require access to the Facebook API. I used rfacebook because that is the library I have used in the past and could quickly get the application done.
(Facebooker is another library worth looking at if you are building a Facebok Application). I deployed the application but it wouldn’t start. I did some checking and finally found their deployment log.
Turns out the Facebook gems are not installed. There is a way to package up your gems into your project. (This site will help as well.)
With the popularity of Facebook applications growing and the need for scalability on demand I would think that having the Facebook gems already in place would be a must for a platform like MorphExchange.
I submitted a ticket yesterday and haven’t heard back yet. Hopefully they are responsive. I deployed on Morph for the speed of deployment. The clock is ticking for me.