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Top 10 Sites Built with Ruby on Rails

Out of curiosity (and for fun!) we’ve recently used Alexa - a web traffic reporting platform - to discover the top ten sites built using Ruby on Rails framework. And the results are pretty surprising! Ready, steady…take a look!

10.  YellowPages


The top 10 Ruby sites ranking is opened with YellowPages - an online service that allows you to s earch local listings for businesses, as well as contacts. The site has hit a top 40 U.S. Web domain.

YP launched in May 2012, bringing together AT&T Interactive and AT&T Advertising Solutions.



COOKPAD is Japan’s largest recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. According to their marketing materials Cookpad is currently being used by almost half of all Japanese women in their 20-30s. As of July 2013, COOKPAD had a total of 20 million users and more than 1.5 million registered recipes.

Founded in October 1, 1997 by Akimitsu Sano, the company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

8.  twitch.tv 


Broadcast all the games! Twitch is the video platform and community for gamers with more than 38 million visitors per month. The site connects gamers around the world by allowing them to broadcast, watch, and chat from everywhere they play.

The website was launched in June 2011 as a subsidiary of Justin.tv by ther co-founders. Currently Twitch is headquartered in San Francisco.

7.  We Heart It


We Heart It is a photo-based social network with a community of over 20m unique visitors per month.

We Heart It was officially born in December 2007 and the company is based in San Francisco.

*6.  GoodReads *


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Users can see their friends’ bookshelves and learn about what they thought of all their books.

Goodreads launched in January 2007 and the company is located (surprise, surprise) in San Francisco.

5.  GitHub


If you’re a developer this one needs no intro. One of the most popular (if not THE most popular) web-based hosting service for software development projects using GIT. A social network for programmers. Plus everyone seems to love the Octocat!

Headquartered in San Francisco, the site was brought to live on July 21, 2008.

4. ThemeForest


ThemeForest is an online marketplace specializing in website templates and Wordpress themes of which it has over 10k currently.

The platform, launched in 2008, is the product of Envato- a self-funded startup with head offices in Melbourne, Australia

3. Fiverr


Fiverr.com is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as ‘gigs’ and micro-jobs beginning at a cost of $5.00U.S. per job performed.

Headquartered in NYC, the site was founded by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger in 2009.

2. SlideShare


SlideShare.net is a Web 2.0 based slide hosting service with 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million pageviews. Users can upload their PowerPoint, PDF, or OpenOffice presentations and share them privately or publicly.

Founded in October 2006, slideshare is currently headquartered in San Francisco. 

1. Ask.fm


The the winner is…Ask.fm -  an interest-based social Q&A website where users from around the globe pose anonymous questions to random people.The responses can be received anonymously. Lately the site gathered controversy caused by  cyberbullying episodes.

Headquartered in Riga, Latvia, the site was  launched on June 16, 2010.

Take a look at the discussion at HackerNews & reddit r/ruby

On 22.08.2013 in inspiration and Ruby/Rails