Howto Go About Possible Ruby Application
i'm delving into RoR a bit. i'm learning, but still have a ways to go.
anyway, my friend approached me about coding an app with the following criteria:
1. check modem's external ip at regular intervals
2. send email with new ip address when it changes.
i suppose this could be done via RoR and using ajax to check this info on a wbe page, but i think we can agree that's hackish.
can i program something like this as a standalone ruby app and make it cross platform.
it seems like a cool project b/c, in theory, it is trivial and i'd get to learn how to work with ruby on a standalone app.
if this is possible, can anyone lead me to some resources explaining how to get it done?