Monday, February 20, 2006

Web apps developed with Ruby on Rails

Micro Persuasion points to the Ruby on Rails wiki that lists out all of the web 2.0 applications that have been developed with Ruby on Rails.  Some of the interesting ones that I found were:

  • ahYoYo — file upload and download site that is only sort of working at this point, but looks kind of promising
  • 43Things — a social, tagged listing of people’s goals and progress against those goals
  • Blinksale — online invoicing engine that actually looks pretty cool
  • Box-A-Web — let’s you scrape code from multiple sites and combine the code into a personal page
  • BubbleShare — image sharing service that looks like it’s trying to rival Flickr, but has none of the Flickr restrictions
  • Chalksite — expands the classroom to the web with features for teachers, students, and parents
  • Coastr — social beer reviews
  • CommunityWalk — create personalized Google Maps
  • comsui — job search engine that provides results as a RSS feed
  • FeedDigest — republish, combine, etc. RSS and ATOM feeds into Java, HTML, or PHP so that you can display feeds on your site
  • FutureMail — send yourself e-mails and/or create a RSS feed for things happening in the future
  • Geocode America — latitude and longitude for specific addresses, zip codes, etc.
  • ImaNoteTaker — note taking and note database application
  • MyTicklerFile — a computerized Getting Things Done (i.e., 43 folders) system; I’m surprised Merlin over at 43Folders hasn’t tried this out
  • Nativetext — translate RSS feeds into different languages
  • Peoplefeeds — build a tag cloud from all of of your RSS sources
  • PetFlight — I really wish this site had been around 2 years ago: provides all kinds of information about airline travel with your pet
  • RSVPFOR.US — a very simple RSVP service that seems to work much like evite, but with less crap
  • Quimble — easy polling
  • RubyURL — works like SnipURL and TinyURL, but you cannot create an account and do any sort of tracking
  • SoapBX — create online presentations

Now that I’ve developed my short list, I’m going to have to go play with everything and see if I’ll integrate anything into my daily use.  Stay tuned . . .



Anonymous said...

Hi Ross,
PetFlight was my first Rails (and Ruby) application. I converted PetFlight from Joomla! to the custom Rails site in about a week (I think I spent that much time hacking Joomla to show my custom data). Currently it is mostly a copy of the functionality that was used in Joomla! but much cleaner. The new design will allow me to create new ways to share/look at the data (maps of airports with the most problems, ratings for the airlines). Creating the site in Ruby was very straight forward and I was very impressed how easy it was learn the syntax as I built the site. Thanks for the mention...

Anonymous said...

Howdy, like the previous comment says, RSVPFOR.US, was my first Rails application as well. While my RubyOnRails adventure started off a little bumpy (many hours staring some code, yelling why don't you just work!), I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Oh, your description of my site was the number one design characteristic: "like evite, but with less crap". I couldn't have said it better myself. :)

Thanks for the kind words and mentioning my site.