Will the need for a solid foundation hamper your next big idea? Ruby on Rails is unrivaled in developing minimum viable products (MVPs), but startups do not just use them. Many established services, some of which you probably use daily, have taken advantage of Rails to the fullest, developing apps that are now utilized by hundreds of thousands of people.

What are the advantages of Ruby on Rails?

Ruby on Rails was intended to increase developer productivity, making it ideal for rapidly creating MVPs at little cost.

Because Ruby is one of the easiest programming languages, developers who put in the time and effort may learn RoR rapidly.

Supportive community – The Ruby on Rails community is continually developing. On StackOverflow, there are almost 200,000 questions labeled “Rails.”

You can develop just about anything with Rails, as seen by the following websites and apps created using the framework:

Pixlr – a web-based image editor.

Pixlr is a Photoshop alternative that can be accessed from any internet-connected device. It’s compatible with many devices, from tablets to desktops to mobile phones. Ola Sevandersson established Pixlr in 2008; the software was built using Ruby on Rails. Autodesk purchased the company that ran the service at a later date.

Basecamp – organization tool

The team led by David Hansson, the guy behind Ruby on Rails, built Basecamp (now known as 37signals), a web-based project and business management platform. It’s a great alternative to popular collaboration tools like Slack and Asana, and it already has over 2.5 million members.

Bloomberg: trading, news, and data analysis

Bloomberg’s primary source of income is Bloomberg Terminal, a financial data supplier, but the company also provides various other goods and services. You probably guessed correctly that Bloomberg uses Ruby on Rails for its online apps.

Couchsurfing – a platform for connecting individuals from all across the globe

Ask a world traveler whether they’ve heard of Couchsurfing if you need to familiarize yourself with the concept. It has more than 15,000,000 active monthly members, making it the largest travel-specific social network. Users may stay in other members’ homes (for free! ), network, and participate in activities organized just for the service’s community. You may use Ruby on Rails-based apps to organize your vacation and find potential hosts on Couchsurfing in different parts of the globe.

Fiverr – the freelancing marketplace!

Needed a logo but needed to learn how to make one in Photoshop? We recommend using Fiverr for all your needs. It has over 3 million “Gigs,” or freelancing services, listed by independent workers from across the globe, with prices beginning as little as $5. Almost any kind of freelance work may be found in Fiverr’s extensive database of “gigs,” including but not limited to graphics, design, music, programming, writing, translation, and many more.

GitHub – Git repository and hosting service

GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service that was built on the Ruby on Rails and Erlang platforms and offers a broad range of services for developers, including communication and collaboration tools, issue tracking, and task management. Over 26 million people use GitHub every month.

Fundraising platform Kickstarter

All the tools you need to get your project off the ground, receive donations, and get feedback can be found in one convenient online location. If you have a great idea, Kickstarter will make it happen. The platform’s Ruby on Rails backend has enabled it to process the payments of more than 13 million users and fund about 134,000 projects.

Shopify – Online Store Platform

When it comes to e-commerce platforms, Shopify is one of the complete options available. Site hosting, payment gateway integration, a Content Management System, a shopping cart, a plugin, and an extension marketplace are all part of the package. Shopify is used by over 500,000 stores, with over $40 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV). Shopify was developed from the ground up using Ruby on Rails, and it was released barely two months after work began.

Twitch – most popular game live streams

It shouldn’t be surprising that Ruby on Rails underpins Twitch.tv, the most popular live stream service ever created(!). More than 15 million people visit Twitch.tv every day, and they stay on the site for an average of 106 minutes, watching live streams that other users created. Streamers can turn their hobby into a sustainable income via ad revenue, subscription fees, and tipping.

Zendesk – assistance desk

Using Zendesk, your company can provide a user-friendly help desk for your staff and website users, bringing you closer to your clientele. Zendesk is used by about 32,000 different businesses online and via mobile applications. These businesses include Tesco, Shopify (which we just mentioned), Fiverr, Groupon, Uber, and many more.

Airbnb: Book a hotel or apartment

Airbnb continues to dominate the contemporary hotel and room rental market with 150 million users, 500,000 nightly stays, and 4 million listings. The most critical information is that Airbnb was built using the Ruby on Rails framework, making it one of the most widely used applications.