How to create a desktop like application

I’m sorry if this is a dumb question. I am new to Ruby. I eventually
would
like to build an application that will be used by businesses to review
their potential clients payment history. It will store this information
in
a database and provide a clean user friendly gui to add, modify, and
delete
entries from the database. This information can then be viewed by
several
businesses in the industry.

I want to generate revenue by charging each location a per month fee to
access the database. I’d rather it launch like a desktop application and
be
downloaded to each computer that will use it. I guess, i would like it
to
be like the spotify desktop application without the ability to go to the
website in a browser. Like a local application that connects to a web
based
server resource.

How can this be done using Ruby? Sorry again if its a dumb question but
I
am a newbie. I want to eventually learn rails but I’m currently learning
ruby first.

Thanks

Rubo on Rails makes a great API server, and Rails 5 will integrate
existing tooling like rails-api https://github.com/rails-api/rails-api
to make this feature part of the core. As far as your desktop app goes,
you may want to look at the new Electron framework:
https://github.com/atom/electron

Walter

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