In a few weeks there will be an iDigBio API hackathon. As I menioned earlier we decided to add another API client written in Ruby before the hackathon starts. And Greg Traub and I are releasing iDigBio API Client written in Ruby today.
This is the very first release, so if you will start using it and find something is wrong/missing please submit an issue. The gem uses beta API, so sometimes it might get ‘stuck’. This problem will go away when beta API will move to production.