7 Great Websites Built Using Ruby on Rails

16 July 2012 by specialist 2 comments

When it comes to web development, Ruby on Rails is our bread-and-butter. Our team is skilled using RoR, and we’re proud of the amazing things we can do with it. Of course, RoR is also an open source project, so a lot of people have been able to create some pretty great websites using it. Below, we’ve listed seven of our favorites that you might recognize. Many of these immensely popular sites are so large and complex, it’s no wonder they relied on Ruby on Rails developers.

1. Hulu


Hulu has relatively recently become the go-to place to catch up on TV shows online. They also host movies and exclusive Internet videos. If you have access to Internet, you no longer have to worry about missing the latest episode of your favorite show. RoR helps make Hulu’s large library attractive and easy to navigate on a variety of platforms.

2. Funny or Die


Funny or Die is comedian Will Ferrell’s brainchild. It hosts a deep database of videos featuring Ferrell and his funny friends, as well as other hilarious videos and pictures from around the web. Since the site is built on RoR, it boasts a number of slick features, like a community-based voting system for determining if a video is “funny,” or if it should “die.”

3. Yellow Pages


Remember “phonebooks?” Yeah, we don’t either. This website is the online incarnation of the giant yellow phonebook that used to (and occasionally still does) show up on doorsteps around town. This version doesn’t ever need recycling, and good RoR development has made it a joy to use.

4. Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report is a sports-focused website that relies heavily on user-created content. Because of the vast network of contributors (there are roughly 1000 original content postings a day), Bleacher Report needed to be a user-friendly system. It also integrates social media directly into the site.

5. Basecamp


Basecamp started it all. The Ruby on Rails framework was extracted from Basecamp, a web-based project management tool. Between providing the world with RoR and helping workers track progress on projects easily, Basecamp has created many unique experiences for a wide array of users.

6. Groupon


When Groupon first hit the scene back in 2008, it made huge waves in its test market of Chicago. Four years later, the company has expanded into cities around the world and now offers consumers a way to get great deals right in their own neighborhood. With RoR, their site has been designed to be simple and user-friendly, ensuring that each visitor gets exactly what they want.

7. Manage My Life


Manage My Life is a destination for life management that helps do-it-yourselfers cross items off their to-do lists, manage projects, find expert answers to their questions, and even download product manuals for tools around the house. Managed by Sears, the site was built on RoR to give Sears customers an easy way to put their purchases to work.

These sites are just a handful of examples of great things that have been done with Ruby on Rails development. What have we missed? Share some of your favorite RoR sites in the comments below!

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