Ruby on Rails solutions

At Lightflows, we take pride in our expertise in harnessing the power of Ruby on Rails to build unparalleled web applications, from online marketplaces connecting buyers and sellers to user-friendly learning management systems. As a leading UK Rails development company, we’re passionate about the agility and speed that this framework offers, ensuring that our digital products are at the forefront of innovation and efficiency. Therefore, with Ruby on Rails as our trusted framework, we deliver solutions that are not just cutting-edge but also seamlessly adhere to industry standards, setting a new benchmark for digital excellence.

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What Lightflows does

We’re an award-winning digital product development company with offices in London and Guildford. We know our stuff – we’ve been delivering bespoke software solutions for brands with high-tech needs for over a decade.

With our extensive experience in back-end development, we create outstanding web apps with the best full-stack frameworks, like Ruby on Rails. Let’s collaborate and bring to life something truly exceptional.

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Why Ruby on Rails?

Ruby on Rails is a popular choice with our clients for their back-end web app development thanks to its emphasis on productivity, clean code conventions and rapid development capabilities. It also has a rich set of built-in tools and libraries to simplify complex tasks, making for efficient and streamlined development that lends itself to a swift go-to-market strategy. Moreover, with its MVC architecture, Ruby on Rails enables the creation of scalable, maintainable and high-performing applications for businesses that want to stand above the competition.

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Benefits of using Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails makes building websites and apps faster and easier, so it’s more cost-effective for you. Importantly, it’s got lots of tools built in, so it’s simple to use and maintain. With Ruby on Rails, your website or web app will be secure, scalable and user-friendly, helping your business grow hassle free.

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Ruby on Rails streamlines the development process, reducing the time and effort required to build complex applications. Importantly, its comprehensive set of built-in tools and libraries minimise the need for additional resources, leading to lower development costs. In addition, its emphasis on convention over configuration and clean, readable code ensures efficient maintenance and reduces the likelihood of expensive errors or bugs. Furthermore, Ruby on Rails offers a budget-friendly solution without compromising on quality or performance.

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Flexible and scalable

Ruby on Rails offers flexibility and scalability by providing a robust framework that allows for easy adaptation to changing business needs. With its modular design and extensive library of gems, it enables developers to quickly add new features and functionalities. Furthermore, its adherence to best coding practices ensures that the application can easily accommodate increasing user demands while maintaining high performance and reliability.

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High performance

Ruby on Rails ensures high performance through its efficient framework that can handle heavy workloads, its emphasis on clean, optimised code and its support for various caching mechanism. By minimising redundant tasks and emphasising best coding practices, Ruby on Rails enables the development of robust and efficient web applications that deliver exceptional user experiences.

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AR & Secure and stable

Ruby on Rails has built-in security features and regular updates, ensuring protection against common web vulnerabilities, safeguarding your application from potential threats. Moreover, its active community and comprehensive documentation contribute to the continuous improvement and stability of the framework, providing a reliable foundation for building secure and stable web applications. You can rely on it to prioritise data security and build user trust.

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Our Ruby on Rails development services

Ruby on Rails was specifically designed by David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals for constructing custom web applications and websites. This adaptability allows our developers to apply it across a wide spectrum of projects. These include content management systems, ecommerce stores, company intranets, workflow systems, project management tools, and more. Hence it’s ultra versatile.

API development and integration

Our developers employ Ruby on Rails to develop and integrate robust APIs that effortlessly facilitate data exchange between your app and third-party tools. This creates an ecosystem where information flows effortlessly, enhancing the performance and functionality of your digital infrastructure.

Performance optimisation

There’s always room for improvement! Our developers will harness React’s capabilities to optimise performance according to your traffic requirements or the complexity of your content, ensuring faster loading times and a better user experience, ultimately enhancing efficiency and user satisfaction.

Server-side rendering

We employ server-side rendering techniques to improve SEO and accelerate initial load times, which ensures a more discoverable and accessible application environment.

Testing and quality assurance

We’re passionate about applying rigorous testing protocols to ensure the highest standards of quality and reliability, delivering robust and dependable React.js applications to meet user expectations and industry standards.

Ruby on Rails consulting services

Facing a mounting business obstacle? Benefit from our Ruby on Rails consulting expertise. Our extensive experience positions us perfectly to guide you on the potential of Ruby on Rails application development as a solution. We offer customised strategies, including consultation on best practice and architecture decisions, that can elevate your business to new heights.

Web app development

Our Ruby on Rails back-end developers, alongside our skilled design and UX professionals, form a highly efficient team at Lightflows. This synergy allows us to successfully handle significant projects within tight deadlines without sacrificing code quality and while considering the long-term product vision. Our commitment to consistent and structured coding practices facilitated by Rails ensures cost-effective updates to operational applications for our clients. Notably, Ruby on Rails powers numerous high-traffic websites, including Airbnb and Shopify, so you’re in good company.

Maintenance and support

Our Ruby on Rails maintenance and support services are comprehensive, to ensure the smooth operation and longevity of your web applications. With a focus on proactive monitoring, regular updates and efficient issue resolution, our dedicated team ensures that your Ruby on Rails applications remain secure, up-to-date and optimised for performance. Moreover, we offer continuous support, timely bug fixes and system enhancements to guarantee a seamless user experience and sustained business productivity.

Features and functionality

Ruby on Rails is a solid choice for creating scalable ecommerce platforms that feature product management, payment gateways, and more. It’s also ideal for custom CMS platforms that allow you to update your website content without needing technical support. We can assist you in the migration of your existing web app to the framework, or upgrade it to the latest version. We also rely on Ruby on Rails to optimise performance for your software product. This ensures it can handle high traffic and reduce server costs.

Why work with Lightflows Ruby on Rails developers

At Lightflows, we deliver digital success. Craft your Ruby on Rails application with our proficient developers for a tailored solution – one that’s dependable, immensely scalable and will propel your business forward. Our results testify to our expertise in back-end development.

Experienced team

Our skilled developers at Lightflows boast extensive experience in Ruby on Rails development. Through complex and demanding web app development, we have excelled in tackling complex business challenges and delivering scalable results.

Dedicated project manager

A dedicated project manager oversees your Ruby on Rails project, supervising product development and ensuring continuous progress updates. We ensure active client involvement in the application’s creation without burdening them with intricate project details.

Customer service

Our customer service is well-recognised by our clients. We maintain a high level of professionalism, are adept at fulfilling complex technical needs and prioritise being a dependable and open collaborator.

Regular communciation

Lightflows believes in keeping clients abreast of all developments. We emphasise effective communication through a variety of channels, give regular updates and dedicate ourselves to accommodating our clients’ needs.


Lightflows have done a great job for HomeViews and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.


Olly McGinn

COO, Co-founder HomeViews

A big thank you to the whole team that worked with us to achieve this!


Peter Hamilton

CEO, 123 Sheets

I’ve collaborated the Lightflows team on several large-scale website projects and can recommend without hesitation.


Phil Wareham

Senior Designer

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Frequently asked Ruby on Rails questions

Got questions about Ruby on Rails as the answer to your technical challenge? Let us answer them.

Ruby on Rails, a popular web development framework, builds dynamic and feature-rich web applications. It’s primarily used to create a wide range of applications. These include content management systems (CMS), e-commerce platforms, project management tools, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and various custom web solutions.With its emphasis on convention over configuration and the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, Ruby on Rails enables developers to create scalable and maintainable web applications. These applications are user-friendly and applicable across different industries.

Choosing Ruby on Rails for web app development is a smart move. It’s super efficient, making the development journey smoother and faster. With its user-friendly features and strong community support, our development team can build powerful and scalable web apps without hassle. In addition, it’s reliable and keeps your costs in check, so you can focus on creating an awesome user experience without breaking the bank.

The time it takes to build a Ruby on Rails app can vary depending on the complexity and scope of the project. For a basic app, it might take a few weeks to a couple of months, while more complex applications could take several months or longer. Consequently, factors such as the specific features, integrations and customisations required can all impact the timeline. Working closely with experienced developers like ours and maintaining a clear project plan can enhance the efficiency of the development process. This collaboration helps ensure a smoother workflow.

We create Ruby on Rails applications using our proven method, honed over years of experience in web app development. Therefore, Lightflows applies this reliable approach to all clients. Our focus is on efficient and progressive development. Understanding the challenges of app development, we offer guidance from your initial inquiry to app launch and beyond. We also tailor each step to your organisation’s unique requirements.

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