10 Popular Web Apps that are Built Using Ruby on Rails

Sep 12, 2017 10:10:51 AM

Apps built using Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails have been into the picture, ever since dynamic apps became the trend on web. Existing and utilized from over a decade, this open-source framework currently has 4,500 people contributing code to it.

In between this, Rails have come a long way. Today, startups and established brands swear by its potential to build scalable web app applications.

If you too need reasons to believe in the opportunities that this framework for web app development brings in, then check some of these amazing apps that are built using RoR. They will surely make you choose RoR for web application development.

1. AirBnB: Hospitality Service

AirBnB is an online, community marketplace that was launched back in 2008. Their web application is a medium to connect travellers/vacationers to the locals of a place for lodging. People can list, discover, and book the most suitable accommodation for them, around the world. This may include an apartment, castle, villa, hotel, or anything from the enlisted choices. Currently, AirBnB has their services available in 65,000 cities and in 191 countries. And these seamless services are built using Ruby on Rails.

2. Basecamp: Project Management System

Introduced in 2004, Basecamp facilitates seamless project management to the businesses. This web app built with RoR have six core tools, which helps the users in tracking the work, putting up the deadlines and milestones, keeping the team updated about tasks and updates, managing the work assets, and more. David Heinemeier Hansson,the creator of Ruby on Rails framework was one of the programmers at 37Signals (the former name of Basecamp).

3. GitHub: Version Control Repository

GitHub is one of the popular source code management and version control system of Git. It’s a platform for developers to host and review code, manage projects, and build software applications alongside developers across the world. GitHub is designed and developed to host IT projects and enable the developers across the world to work in collaboration. Currently, the GitHub website has over 66 million projects.

4. SoundCloud: Online Music Distribution  

Soundcloud enable users worldwide to record, upload, share, and promote sounds that are originally created. Launched in the year 2008, the platform is known to offer content and features that’s unique and for connecting the music lovers to their favorite artists. So far, it has been a popular space online to uncover the best track, podcasts, raw demos, etc. At the backstage, this amazing functionality is being rendered using Ruby on Rails.

5. Slideshare: Slide Hosting Service

Slideshare is primarily a slide hosting service that has got high preference in the web-conferencing and education sector. Alongside presentations, it also supports document,s videos, PDFs, and webinars. Users can view, comment, rate, and share the content through the web app that’s built using Ruby on Rails. Owing to its popularity, the platform was acquired by Linkedin in 2012 and currently has 70 million active users.

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6. Crazy Egg: Visual Website Analytics and Heatmap

Crazy Egg is a space on web that every website owner, willing to optimize the site architecture and content would love to visit. This web app based on RoR lets the marketers study the user behaviour on a website, giving a hint about what’s working and what’s not. This may include the areas of website that users show their interest in, their scrolling habits, their entry and exit gateway, and more.

7. Shopify: Online Stores (SAAS Model)

Shopify is one of the leading platforms for building eCommerce websites and portals. It’s a Software-as-a-service (SAAS) model that enable users to design their online stores, add and manage their products, handle marketing and SEO aspects, hosts the website, offer support, and more. In short, this RoR based online store development model is a one-stop solution to build an eCommerce application, without technical know-how.

8. Hulu: Live Video Streaming

Hulu hosts television series, offering current and past episodes to the users from television networks or other content partners. Launched in the year 2008, Hulu has its service available in US with over 12 million subscribers as of 2016.

9. Fiverr: Freelance Marketplace

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelancers to offer their skills remotely in various industries like writing, design, programming, translation, entertainment, and more. Freelancers can advertise their services and customers are likely to get their tasks done from them, at most suitable price.

10. GoodReads: Social Cataloging

GoodReads is a platform to find and share the latest book interest in the any genre. Users of this RoR based platform can discover the best next read by providing past book titles and genres of interest. Also, they can check out what others are reading and recommending to read next. Along with this, there is provision to create groups, surveys/polls, discussions, blogs, and more.

The web apps shared above exemplify how RoR is a versatile development option for almost every industry. Ruby on Rails application development for efficient, scalable, and profitable apps have been the choice of web developers and the reasons seem to be quite obvious with these examples.

Topics: Open Source

Kartik Kakar

Written by Kartik Kakar

Lead Marketer at Daffodil Software. Inbound Marketer with a passion for technology and cool stuff.