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Some sites you might know, built with Ruby on Rails

Jun 2016

Without knowing it, millions of people around the world rely on Ruby, and Rails, our technologies of choice – from streaming video games, to finding holiday accommodation and listening to their favourite music.

In this blog post, we will mention some of the most famous ones.

AirBnB

AirBnB is the world’s most used home-sharing application. It’s been running on Ruby on Rails since its inception in 2008.

Bloomberg

The world’s leading business & finance media provider. Their technological innovations continue to make Bloomberg the professional’s choice for data, analytics, news and more.

Groupon

A global leader of local commerce – an overnight success that changed the way local services promote and how people get good deals.

Yammer

An enterprise social networking service used for private communication within organizations that got acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for US$1.2 billion.

Twitch

The video-game streaming service recently sold to Amazon for just under $1billion. With over 50 million users per month, and one of the most engaged communities on the web, Twitch is one of the biggest sites to run mainly in Ruby on Rails.

Soundcloud

Currently one of the most popular music listening services in the world, Soundcloud runs in a number of different languages, but it has always had at least some Ruby at the core of its service.

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is one of the biggest crowdfunding sites in the world, to date having raised over $1billion in total funds, and runs solely on Ruby on Rails.

GOV.UK

The UK Government’s widely lauded, award-winning, open-source new website is written mainly in Ruby – using a mixture of the Rails and Sinatra frameworks. GOV.UK has become something of a standard for Government websites worldwide, and is only more proof that Ruby is capable of dealing with large numbers of highly important transactions.

While this is not an extensive list of services build in Ruby on Rails, it goes to show how powerful this technology can be. If you are interested in using Ruby on Rails to build your web application, then get in touch and we can discuss your needs and see if we can help.