20+ Most Famous Web Apps Built with Ruby on Rails (Updated)

Ruby on rails web apps

Thinking of opting RoR for your next big release? Then congratulations, you have made the wisest decision of your life. Ruby is an object-oriented programming language and Rails is a framework with utilities to make development easier. So Ruby on Rails is a framework to help with the development of applications with ease and efficiency.

Today I'll take you through the famous apps built using Ruby on Rails. I am pretty sure at the end of this article, you all will be convinced "Why RoR is the best choice for web application development"?

So let's start this journey of inspiration…

1. GitHub

Github Ruby on Rails

Github (formerly known as Logical Awesome LLC) is the largest Repository Hosting Service with more than 20 million users and more than 57 million repositories.

This easy to use and a mature website is built using Ruby on Rails. In July 2015, GitHub is said to be raised $250M business revenue in series B round.

GitHub is the most renowned platform with developers and coders, catering all their coding and development needs.

2. Shopify

Shopify Ruby on Rails

Shopify is one the most popular e-commerce platform. The complex task of serving millions of customers’ requests from across the globe is made possible due to the Ruby on Rails architecture of the website.

Shopify is powering more than 21,000 online stores including the small businesses to top guns such as 50 Cent, Angry Birds and the Foo Fighters.

3. Hulu

Hulu Ruby on Rails

Hulu is the best-known platform to watch your favorite shows and movies. After the 10 months of its launch, Hulu gained the title of the 6th best site to for online video viewing. It has 227 million videos viewed with a 2% share of all videos viewed.

4. Airbnb

airbnb ruby on rails

The title Airbnb means “Airbed and breakfast” projects the history of this online hotel reservation site. A site to connect the hosts and travelers across the globe is built using Ruby on Rails. You can reserve a room, hotel or even a camp in the ground. Airbnb is catering more than 800,000 offers in 190 countries.

5. Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages Ruby on Rails

By saving millions of the trees, this site has replaced the phone books. It is the most famous local business listing in the world. Yellow Pages is one of the biggest Ruby on Rails website, run by IT&T.

6. Dribbble

dribbble ruby on rails

If you are a talented designer then Dribble has got your back. Being set up in 2009 using Ruby on Rails framework, Dribble is an attractive platform for all kinds designers such as web designers, logo designers, graphic designers, illustrators. Dribble is the hub of art and design.

7. Fiverr

Fiverr ruby on rails

Fiver is a vast network of freelancers, offering their prestigious services in various fields from programming to designing, from arts to mathematics, from development to maintenance, from writing to proofreading. All services are offered under one platform. You can also hire someone to get your projects done from anywhere in the world.

8. SlideShare

Slideshare ruby on rails

SlideShare is the biggest Slide Hosting platform based on Ruby on Rails.. After it's immense popularity SlideShare became the part of the LinkedIn family in 2012. You can upload and presentations in different formats such as PowerPoint, OpenOffice, and PDF.

Also read: Why You Should Use Ruby On Rails For Your Startup?

9. Crazy Egg

Crazyegg ruby on rails

Crazy Egg is the must-go-to place for anyone who wants to optimize the content and architecture of their website. It is a heat map service for websites, which differentiates the irrelevant and key parts of your website in the eyes of the users. It will also give you a guideline on how to optimize your website and get featured.

10. Goodreads

Goodreads ruby on rails

If you are a reader then you must be aware of the Goodreads. This Rail on Rails based website is the book treasure platform for all the readers. You can read, share, and recommend books. You can create your own bookshelves, browse your friend’s collection, exchange the reviews Goodreads provides more than 1.5 billion books related to almost every field.

11. We Heart It

weheartit ruby on rails

We Heart It is the Ruby on Rails image-based social application. It spans the images from all aspects of life such as interior, makeup, design, fashion, quotes, stars, and many more. This application is available in 23 languages, meaning it has a gigantic audience all over the world.

12. Kickstarter

Kickstarter ruby on rails

This platform helps to put an idea into action. It attracts a lot of investors to fund for creative and unique ideas. It is a hub for the different people having ideas about the different spheres of life. Being launched in 2009, Kickstarter helped many new ideas to nourish and flourish such as Exploding Kittens, Coolest Cooler, Pebble Time etc.

13. Funny or Die

Funnyordie ruby on rails

It was released in 2007 and it's the first video earned 84 million views. Yes, you got it, right pals!!! Funny or Die is a website where you can only find the funny content and it is not funny then it has to die. But one big question is “Who decides what is funny”? Well, users’ voting plays a vital role in this regards. One special feature of this funny video site is to Celebrities category. Here you can find funny videos with your favorite celebs.

14. Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report ruby on rails

All the sports fans needs are satisfied through this Ruby on Rails based website “Bleacher Report”. It creates numerous live feeds of sports events and content.

15. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal ruby on rails

This app is your fitness trainer. It provides various functions such as diet tracking, training program, calorie calculation. It provides nutrients facts for more than 2,000,000 food. If you really want to lose your weight or just want to plan your diet, MyFitnessPal is the best choice you have.

16. SoundCloud

SoundCloud ruby on rails

SoundCloud is built using Ruby on Rails and is one of the commercial giants these days. It offers the various attractive features such as uploading podcasts, a collection of millions of songs from across the globe, building the blog, library of liked audio tracks and many more.

17. BaseCamp

basecamp ruby on rails

BaseCamp is one of the largest project management service. Being built on Ruby on Rails, it offers diverse functionalities from project planning to the organization, from project monitoring to scheduling and from delegation tasks to document management.

18. Clustox

clustox ruby on rails

Clustox is a leading consulting company specialized in building web and mobile applications and providing consultancy in middle ware. Services include all stages of SaaS development from user interface design, development, deployment, maintenance to support. Core technologies include Java, Spring Framework , Sencha, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Tibco, BI content management systems using Joomla and Drupal, e-commerce applications and social networking applications built on Facebook and OpenSocial platform.

19. Moda Operandi

Moda operandi ruby on rails

Moda Operandi is an online fashion store. You can find the unique and most stylish fashion accessories at the store. The app also lets you consult the fashion experts to make you stand out from the crowd.

20. Yammer

yammer ruby on rails

Yammer is the platform for the communication between the enterprises and organizations and lets the dispersed teams work in flow and efficiency. Yammer backend development is in Ruby on Rails, while the front end in Java and Unicorn.


Ruby on Rails is growing in popularity day by day due to its vast features, reliable framework, support from the community, fast development and ease of use. In this time of the digital revolution, you can find many other big guns using RoR as their best choice to offer their products and services.

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