Hi Piotr,

I see two basic approaches: 

 * You can use an API to interact with any Galaxy so writing a single webapp that does just that is an option. However you would need to interact with user's credentials as API would need a user key for most of the interactions. You can use e.g. BioBlend library if you want to use the API in Python.

 * If you have your own Galaxy you can customize the frontend directly in its codebase, however I would not recommend this as every future Galaxy update will probably cause merge problems resulting in your Galaxy to be out of date.

Thank you for using Galaxy.


On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 11:37 AM Piotr Grabowski <kajocina@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Galaxy-Devs,

I am developing a tool for biologists, I managed to integrate it with Galaxy (it's a KNIME/R-based machine learning workflow).
This tool doesn't require a lot of interaction from the user - just a list of IDs pasted-in and maybe 1-2 text entry fields - then it's just Execute.

Even though the inner works of Galaxy are great and I got a grip of it, we believe that for our needs the workflow-based system with a tool and data list is a bit confusing for non-computational people who don't want to spend too much time on learning the interface (I know it's not complicated, but we know how people are...).

So what we're aiming for is to put some sort of Google Search-like front, as simple as possible. Could anyone point me in the right direction, how to do it ? Or maybe anyone ever did something like this ? I could imagine that it should be easy, since we want to remove almost all elements, not write them from scratch.

Any ideas ?

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