Rails + Amazon

I’m trying to develop a Facebook application in Rails that allows users
to look up certain products on Amazon. I know Amazon has Amazon Web
Services, and I thought this would give me a clue as to how to proceed,
but it so far appears those services are highly specific. ? I’m totally
lost here. How should I go about allowing users to use my application
to search and retrieve records from Amazon.com? I saw other Facebook
applications use Amazon for searching for books (although I have no idea
what language was used; but that shouldn’t matter), so there must be
some way to pull this off.

R. Elliott M. wrote:

I’m trying to develop a Facebook application in Rails that allows users
to look up certain products on Amazon. I know Amazon has Amazon Web
Services, and I thought this would give me a clue as to how to proceed,
but it so far appears those services are highly specific. ? I’m totally
lost here. How should I go about allowing users to use my application
to search and retrieve records from Amazon.com? I saw other Facebook
applications use Amazon for searching for books (although I have no idea
what language was used; but that shouldn’t matter), so there must be
some way to pull this off.

You probably want to investigate one of the Ruby/Amazon libraries, such
as Ruby/Amazon (www.caliban.org/ruby/ruby-amazon.shtml) to get the data
from Amazon. Serving it up to Facebook users should be very similar to
serving to ordinary users.

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Hmm, it seems like Ruby/Amazon is outdated with the most recent API,
although maybe the source code will provide some clues as to how to
about the design otherwise.

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