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Startups Using Rails in Boston

Via their job posts and information submitted by startups themselves, these are the Boston Rails startups we've found.

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Caregiver assistance platform as an employee benefit, for employees acting as caregivers for special needs children or family elders.

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App for Q&A consultations with experts on babies and early childhood.

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Text-message-driven baby journal service.

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Marketing platform for B2C marketers, aimed at increasing CLTV by driving more cross-sells and repeat purchases.

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Mobile app that lest you book a new ticket – on any airline at no additional cost – in the event of a flight cancellation, four-hour delay, or missed connection.

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“Find, compare, and review doctors.” Reviews are individually human-moderated.

Tech Stack Highlights

Ruby On Rails – We use RoR for our core site implementation, enabling users to search for medical Providers and easily leave ratings & reviews. Our web pages are built using Bootstrap, HAML, SASS and Javascript technologies. We’ve built a data model system in Python that replaces ActiveRest. That model system is shared as a reusable Library by many of our other applications.

Postgres & Redis – All this is backed up by RDS instances in AWS running PostgresDB. We heavily use Redis and SOLR for data caching and queue management.

Flask/Python – The rest of our apps and services – Email systems, data analysis, internal tools – all run in Python based Flask/Flask-Restless environments.

ELK – Our logging system is run as an Elasticsearch-Logstash-Kibana stack utilizing Filebeat and Logspout for streaming the log output. From this stack we’ve also created a comprehensive Technical SEO Dashboard where we can monitor crawlers and their activity and measure the cause & effect on new site features.

DevOps – Our apps are deployed using Docker Swarm orchestration via Ansible scripts for independence from specific cloud providers. We’ve built a structure with Docker in a Blue/Green deployment methodology so there is zero downtime when releasing code updates. The system is front ended with Jenkins-CI for automated execution of Unit/Integration/Acceptance test suites.

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Podcast discovery and listening platform. Building “the new radios of our time.”

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Telemedicine platform to support dental care pop-ups at offices and other locations.

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Patient experience improvement through “patient liasons” and CRM software.

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“Dropship eCommerce Automation” – inventory syncing & management across vendors.

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