So we do a lot of playing around over here in Labs, and personally I am always looking for ways to make development a bit easier and improve my workflow. Well my friends, I think I finally found “the one” – its called SourceKit and it’s pretty damn cool. It’s a text editor in your browser, which is part of Google App’s Marketplace, and it’s really quite awesome. It actually uses your dropbox account to host your code. SourceKit is a free plugin, as is Dropbox (shameless plug), so it’s really a win win! How it works is quite simple, Dropbox gives you a public folder ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1234567/my_app.rb ) , which is accessible to the Tropo platform. This means you can quickly debug directly in the browser without needing an IDE / Editor, save files, connect to an ftp, or even make changes in the Tropo application manager.
The steps are also simple – all you need to do is point an application to this document in your Dropbox public folder; once that’s setup, you can edit the file right in the SourceKit. Think about it, no more saving your files or uploading them, development couldn’t be easier! As a tip, I would suggest you comment the top of the file with the application’s contact information, e.g. phone number, sip URI, etc; this way you always have ready access to the application’s contact information. I hope this helps, and if you guys know of any other power tools out there please don’t hesitate to share them with us; we are always looking for cool tools to make development that much easier!