With gemExplorer you can make searches on rubygems.org's API through a simple Google Chrome Extension. See it by yourself at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gemexplorer/ebbpjmphjlbbahpipjolfmeiiepoeofc .
This extension is a pure JS application and was created using several modern and cool libs. To make easy the resolution of tons of JS libs and standardize the project structure, I decided to build this extension using as cornerstone the fantastic Yeoman (http://yeoman.io/) and it's AngularJS generator.
If you have any question, feel free to ask me.
To run the app's tests, just type:
Running in your browser
If you want to clone this repository and run directly in your browser, just follow the Google's Getting Started (on how to load an unpacked extension in the Browser) - http://developer.chrome.com/extensions/getstarted.html#unpacked.
Before do it, you need generate a local build and load the extension in you local computer. For this, you should navigate to project's root path, and run:
Then, you should use Google's tutorial taking into consideration all resources under dist directory.
Publishig at Google Chrome Store
For now, I'm the only person with the necessary permissions to publish new versions of the extension at Google Chrome Store.
But do not get discouraged - it will be a pleasure to publish your contributions in the official app - and put your name in the developers list, of course ;-).
Boring legal stuff
Copyright (c) 2013, Pedro Mendes
Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.