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SurveyGizmo doesn't test their REST API when they roll out changes. They don't publish a list of active defects, and when you call/email for support it is unlikely you will geto a person that knows anything about programming or the REST API. You can't talk to level 2 support, although they might offer you a discount on their paid consulting rates if the problem persists for more than a few weeks.

You might be able to work around an active SurveyGizmo debacle by change which API version you use one of::

export GIZMO_URI=""

export GIZMO_URI=""

...and then your application might work again. 2013-03-15

Survey Gizmo (ruby)

Integrate with the Survey Gizmo API using an ActiveModel style interface. We currently support rest API v3. If you want to use version 1 of the API, please use gem version ~0.7.0


gem install survey-gizmo-ruby

Basic Usage

require 'survey-gizmo-ruby'

# somewhere in your app define your survey gizmo login credentials.
SurveyGizmo.setup(:user => '', :password => 'mypassword')

survey = SurveyGizmo::API::Survey.first(:id => 12345)
survey.title # => My Title
survey.pages # => [page1, page2,...]

question = SurveyGizmo::API::Question.create(:survey_id =>, :title => 'Do you like ruby?', :type => 'checkbox')
question.title = "Do you LOVE Ruby?" # => true
question.saved? # => true

# Error handling # => false
question.errors # => ['There was an error']

Adding API Objects

Currently, the following API objects are included in the gem: Survey, Question, Option, Page, Response, EmailMessage, SurveyCampaign, Contact. If you want to use something that isn't included you can easily write a class that handles it. Here's an example of the how to do so:

class SomeObject
  # the base where most of the methods for handling the API are stored
  include SurveyGizmo::Resource

  # the attribtues the object should respond to
  attribute :id,          Integer
  attribute :title,       String
  attribute :status,      String
  attribute :type,        String
  attribute :created_on,  DateTime

  # defing the paths used to retrieve/set info
  route '/something/:id', :via => [:get, :update, :delete]
  route '/something',     :via => :create

  # this must be defined with the params that would be included in any route
  def to_param_options
    {:id =>}

The Virtus gem is included to handle the attributes, so please check their documentation as well.

Contributing to survey-gizmo-ruby

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  • Take a gander at the github issues beforehand
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch and hack away
  • Make sure to add tests for it!!!!
  • Submit a pull request
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

Missing Features

There are several API objects that are available and not included in this gem. It is also missing OAuth authentication ability. Also, the error notification isn't intuitive. It'd be great if someone could help tackle those!


Copyright (c) 2012 RipTheJacker. See LICENSE.txt for further details.

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