Viso powers all public CloudApp pages. It displays images, renders markdown, syntax highlights code, redirects bookmarks to their URL, and provides a download button for all other file types. It's a thin client that at its heart is a simple Sinatra app which handles drop requests, pings the CloudApp API for its details, and renders or redirects according to the type of drop.
The power of Viso lies in its ability to be fully personalized. Don't like the default CloudApp image viewer? Tired of waiting for an HTML5 video player? No more! Fork the project, hack away, and deploy. That's all there is to it.
Viso's needs are basic: Ruby 1.9.2, Bundler, and an Event Machine based web server like thin. Using RVM is recommended but not required. Assuming RVM is installed, getting up and running with Ruby 1.9.2 is as simple as:
rvm install 1.9.2
After Ruby has compiled, clone the project and create a stub rvmrc.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:cloudapp/viso.git cd viso rvm use 1.9.2 --rvmrc
If you're a gemset fan, you probably already know what you're doing, but here's the command just in case:
rvm use 1.9.2@viso --rvmrc --create
Viso uses Bundler to manage its dependencies. Install everything and kick start
thin to run Viso locally.
gem install bundler bundle install bundle exec thin start
Browse to http://localhost:3000. If you're redirected to http://getcloudapp.com, it's alive! Now grab one of your drops and replace the "cl.ly" domain with "localhost:3000" and watch the magic happen. Or, if you're lazy, just click here.
Crack open the image viewer to start hacking some markup and the stylesheet to get to stylin'. Of course, seeing as how this is your CloudApp, you're free to completely destroy everything and rebuild from the ground up. Have at it.
Viso is released under the MIT license.