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A curated list of awesome things related to Ruby on Rails (recent changes were inspired by awesome-vue)

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Apps Made with Rails

  • adopt-a-hydrant - A Ruby on Rails application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants
  • AirCasting - A platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone Live
  • alaveteli - Provide a Freedom of Information request system for your jurisdiction Live
  • alonetone - an independent music platform, allowing musicians to host and distribute their music in a non-commercial, easy-to-use environment. Live
  • AsakusaSatellite - A realtime chat application for developers Live
  • askaway - Ask New Zealand's political parties your questions this election
  • Beatstream - App for streaming music from any computer running Ruby on Rails to anywhere
  • bike_index - An online bike registry Live
  • brimir - Email helpdesk built using Ruby on Rails and Zurb Foundation
  • calagator - An event aggregator based in Portland, OR
  • calcentral - An online portal that provides a unified and personalized one-stop way to access email, calendars, shared documents and class collaboration spaces Live
  • campo - A lightweight forum application, base on Ruby on Rails Live
  • canvas-lms - A new, open-source learning management system by Instructure Inc
  • catarse - The first open source crowdfunding platform for creative projects in the world Live
  • coderwall - Professional network for software engineers Live
  • - Help out your favorite open source projects and become a better developer while doing it. Live
  • CoRM - Easier than a CRM Live
  • coursemology2 - Rails 4 re-write of Coursemology
  • covoiturage-libre - a Carpooling Open Source platform in Rails 5
  • crabgrass-core - A web application designed for activist groups to be better able to collaborate online
  • crowdAI - Fighting for Open Science with Open Data, a machine learning challenges platform. Live
  • CrowdtiltOpen - Open source crowdfunding platform Live
  • cyberdojo - Free in-browser coding-dojo Live
  • danbooru - A taggable image board written in Rails 3 Live
  • dgi-db - Rails frontend to The Genome Institute's drug gene interaction database
  • diaspora - Distributed and contextual social networking Live
  • discourse -A platform for community discussion Live
  • ekylibre - Simple agricultural ERP Live
  • - Send encrypted messages by one click Live
  • eol - Encyclopedia of Life Live
  • expertiza - web application where students can submit and peer-review learning objects (articles, code, web sites, etc).
  • fairnopoly - A free market place in the hand of the users Live
  • feedbin - A simple, fast and nice looking RSS reader Live
  • follow-all - Follow all the members of a Twitter list with a single click
  • fromthepage - A wiki-like application for crowdsourcing transcription of handwritten documents Live
  • gitlabhq - Open source software to collaborate on code Live -
  • graff_mags - Upload and display collection of 2000+ graffiti magazines Live
  • growstuff - An open source/open data project to create a website for food gardeners Live
  • Hashrobot - A social media assistant Live
  • Helpy - Rails 4 Helpdesk. Includes Multilingual Knowledgebase, Email Tickets, Community Live
  • hitobito - A web application to manage complex group hierarchies with members, events and a lot more - Live
  • hours - A complete time registration app for teams Live
  • houston - Mission control for your projects and teammates
  • hummingbird - A modern anime discovery platform that helps you track the anime you're watching, discover new anime and socialize with other fans
  • inaturalist - Open source Rails app behind Live
  • - Control Panel for hosting Ruby on Rails
  • kanban - A Trello clone in Rails and Backbone.js Live
  • lavish - a rails app that generates Bootstrap color scheme from an image
  • leihs - An easy inventory handling system
  • listenup - An application that allows users to search for songs and add them to friends playlist Live
  • lobsters - Rails code running the link aggregation site
  • loomio - A collaborative decision-making tool that makes it easy for anyone Live
  • Mastodon - GNU Social-compatible microblogging server Live
  • mumuki-laboratory - Where students practice and receive automated and human feedback Live
  • obtvse2 - A clean and simple markdown blogging platform on Rails
  • onebody - A private member portal for churches built with Ruby on Rails Live
  • opencongress - An open website for opening Congress
  • OpenFarm - A free and open database for farming and gardening knowledge
  • openproject - A web based project management system built on Ruby on Rails Live
  • opensit - An open source meditation community Live
  • openstreetmap-website - Mirror of the Rails application powering Live
  • ossfriday - a movement to encourage companies, people and maintainers to contribute to open source every Friday
  • otwarchive - An open-source web application intended for hosting archives of fanworks, including fanfic, fanart, and fan vids Live
  • PasswordPusher - A Ruby on Rails application to communicate passwords over the web Live
  • peatio - An open-source crypto currency exchange Live
  • people - Manage people within the projects
  • planningalerts-app - Find out and have your say about what's being built and knocked down in your area
  • popHealth - An Open Source Population Health Reporting Prototype
  • publify - A self hosted Web publishing platform on Rails
  • quant - Quant is a prototype/experiment of a personal health tracker
  • racing_on_rails - Manage a bike racing association: riders, teams, calendars, competitions, and results Live
  • RapidFTR - An Android-based mobile application that lets aid workers collect, sort and share information about children in emergency situations
  • redmine - A flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails Live
  • rentmybikes-rails - A fully functional, deployable marketplace implementation using Balanced API for Rails
  • reservations - Manages reservations for equipment (allows student reservations) Live
  • rletters - Web application designed to perform digital humanities research tasks on a database of journal articles Live
  • RoRdit - Link aggregation web app similar with Reddit in Ruby on Rails Live
  • - The Ruby community's gem hosting service Live
  • sanataro - Simple Web Household Account Book. built with Ruby on Rails Live
  • scholarsphere - A web application for ingest, curation, search, and display of digital assets
  • selfstarter - Roll your own crowdfunding
  • sharetribe - A platform for setting up your own peer-to-peer marketplace online Live
  • socify - an open source social networking platform written in Ruby on Rails
  • spokenvote - A social voting app for reaching consensus in a group of any size Live
  • Spree - Spree is a complete open source e-commerce solution for Ruby on Rails. Live
  • stackneveroverflow - A simple Q&A platform using with markdown support.
  • teambox - The award-winning collaboration solution, inspired by Basecamp, Yammer and Twitter Live
  • theodinproject - A project that aims to teach web development for free Live
  • tracks - A "Getting Things Done" application Live
  • trado - lightweight, easy to use e-commerce platform designed for sole traders and SME businesses
  • WebsiteOne - A platform for online collaboration and crowdsourced project development Live
  • whitehall - Inside Government: how the UK Government works, what it's doing, and how you can get involved


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Other Rails Tools


  • Nanobox - A micro-PaaS (╬╝PaaS) for creating consistent, isolated, development environments deployable anywhere Live.


GeneratorReady to runComplex AppsSets gitHeroku
Rails Composeryes, but Stripe needs to be configuredExample apps reaching a SaaS with Stripe.yesyes
PrelangHad to modify database credentials manuallyCustomizable models. But no payments.yesno
HoboRails version problems, if using a late versionIt seems according screencast, helps a lot with MVC boilerplate.nono


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