The Best Ruby on Rails Development Firms in The Windy City

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Searching for and vetting potential partners is an exhausting process.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top Ruby on Rails developers in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Ruby on Rails Development Firms

  • 1

    LaunchPad Lab

    LaunchPad Lab is a web development firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2012, LaunchPad Lab’s team of 17 provides web development and design, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Notable Project

    LaunchPad Lab worked with a nonprofit to build a new website to reflect their recent rebranding campaign. The team created a Locomotive CMS from scratch and developed the website to consistently track its internal operations. The client experienced a 225% increase in usage after the first couple of months.

    "They give us great advice. They have a lot of ideas on social media and how to track our numbers." – Director of Marketing, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Whirlpool
    Kubo Health
    Breadcrumb
    Chicago Line Cruises
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    33 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Hashrocket

    Founded in 2008, Hashrocket is based in Chicago, IL. Their team of 30+ focuses on small and mid-market businesses. They offer services in web and app development and design, and the majority of their clients are in the information technology industry.

    Notable Project

    Hashrocket worked with a digital platform to improve a social engagement tool. The tool aimed to help brands to engage with their customers better. Hashrocket led the project, advising on best practice.

    “Their development standards are really exceptional. They were absolutely fantastic.” – CEO, Digital Platform

    Former clients
    Adecco
    Vanderbilt University
    Aetna
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Table XI

    Table XI is a mobile app and custom software developer based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2002, they are a team of 50 curious minds that specialize in building websites, mobile applications and custom digital experiences for companies ranging from startups to well-known brands.

    Notable Project

    Table XI recreated the website of a global events company, building a video player and an iOS app to deliver content, all with no site downtime. After the migration, the app and site functioned seamlessly. The client recommended Table XI for their cost, clarity, and adherence to deadlines.

    “Table XI has been a key component in our growth, and without them, we couldn’t move forward.” – Founder and CEO, International Events App.

    Former clients
    Chicago Ideas
    Dickson
    Keiser
    Northwestern University
    Tyson Foods
    Discovery Financial
    AccuWeather
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    42 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Koombea

    Koombea is a digital product development company headquartered in New York with locations in Miami, San Francisco, and Barranquilla, Columbia. Founded in 2007, the company has a current team of around 100, specializing in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. They primarily serve midmarket businesses in the IT, healthcare, and education industries.

    Notable Project

    Koombea transitioned a home improvement company's e-commerce website to Shopify Plus. Using Ruby on Rails, the team created an intermediate platform to facilitate the migration between Shopify and the client's back office. Since launching the new site, the client's sales have skyrocketed.

    "We have the most stable e-commerce platform. We had a huge increase of 700% in sales." — CIO, Home Improvement Company

    Former clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Rightpoint

    Rightpoint, headquartered in Chicago, is a web and mobile app development firm. Founded in 2007, their team of about 450 employees services midmarket and enterprise clients across industries such as consumer products and services, IT, and retail. They also offer UX design services.

    Notable Project

    Rightpoint provided web development services to create an internet portal. The team used Azure to build the platform, which tracks internal projects and invoices. Their efforts have streamlined efficiency by automating several previously manual processes.

    “They took an 85-year old process and improved it efficiently.” — Team Member, Steel Fabricating Company

    Former clients
    Rue La La
    Macy's
    Care.com
    Intuit
    MIT
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    20 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Chicago Tribune: Top Places to Work (2017) , MarCom Awards: Gold Winner (2018)

  • 6

    8th Light

    8th Light is a software consultancy firm headquartered in Chicago, with other offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The agency and its team of 110+ has experience in web development, custom software development, web design, mobile app development, and cloud consulting.

    Notable Project

    A ticketing agency hired 8th Light for app development. The app helped users get tickets to high-demand events easier. While the app hasn't officially launched, there has been successful reports and great feedback from a select few. 

    "They [8th Light] were great with collaborating on the right way for the project to be managed. I learned a lot from working with them." – VP Product, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    Groupon
    Royal Academy of Arts
    NCSA
    LawVault
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    Eight Bit Studios

    Founded in 2008, Eight Bit Studios is based in Chicago, IL. They work on mobile apps, customer software development, and UX/UI design for clients of all sizes. The team of 35+ employees serves key industries, including education, gaming, and business.

    Notable Project

    Eight Bit Studios redeveloped a product for an augmented-reality gaming platform. They had to review the platform to learn how as operating and then piece the platform back together. They were able to ensure all code worked properly.

    "They had to learn a lot about our platform in a short amount of time, which they did very capably. And there’s a great vibe emitted by their whole studio. They’re very professional, friendly, and eager to deploy their deep technical knowledge.” – CEO, Augmented Reality Gaming Platform

    Former clients
    Echo Logistics
    UL
    New Balance
    Trident
    and Hasbro
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    27 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Tandem

    Tandem (formerly DevMynd) is a strategy, design, and technology company headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2010 and has 37 employees. They work with both mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they work with represent a variety of industries including health care and medical, education, and energy and natural resources. 
     

    Notable Project

    Tandem provided design research and application development for a telecom company. The client’s technical competencies did not match their customers’ requirements, so Tandem helped the client find a customer-based solution. The company is working with the client to deliver, design and develop the product. The client has been satisfied with the company’s services and processes.

    “They’ve proven themselves with their methodologies that fill gaps by finding repeated patterns.” — Manager, Telecom Company
     

    Former clients
    Major League Baseball
    IBM
    The University of Chicago
    Department of Defense
    Groupon
    Madison Square Garden
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Plego Technologies

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

    Former clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    SYDCON, Inc.

    SYDCON, Inc. is a software development group based in Crystal Lake, IL. Founded in 2004, the team consists of 6 dedicated development experts with specialties in web development, e-commerce development, and software development.

    Notable Project

    SYDCON developed an e-commerce website for a Chicago insurance startup. The startup had a small budget, so they went with a company that was worth the cost. SYDCON developed an SEO-optimzed website and an underwriting web application for the company. Customers have prided the site on its usability and functionality. The client recommends SYDCON to any company looking for a capable development team. 

    "We are able to effectively and efficiently make changes to the website marketing content through our CMS. There also has been a great deal of positive internal feedback on the layout and functionality as well as from customer on the ease of being able to purchase or make changes to their insurance policies." – Former Senior VP, Insurance Startup 

    Former clients
    Sikich
    Anna Shea Chocolates
    Crystal Lake Travel Agency
    Madison & Rayne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Crystal Lake, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    INTERSOG

    Headquartered in Chicago, Intersog is a custom software development firm with two offices in Canada and two in Ukraine. The agency was founded in 2005 and has over 100 experts that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, IoT development, and other IT-related consulting and services. 

    Notable Project

    Intersog was hired by a platform for video advertising to staff a team to build a web application. Intersog oversaw the development and launch of the app has launched and continues to maintain the app through fixing bugs and upgrades. 

    "The application delivered by Intersog fully matched our budget and requirements. We liked the attitude of our offshore project team; they were always responsive, responsible, and reliable." – CEO, Advertising Platform Company

    Former clients
    CDW
    Northern Trust
    Neustar
    Mitsubishi Motors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Lakeview Labs

    Since 2014 web and mobile app development agency LakeView Labs has served clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. The small team of fewer than 10 applies its skill in mobile app, software, web, and e-commerce development to help these clients build engaging digital products.

    Notable Project

    A software company that's well-known for its checklist web application hired LakeView Labs to create a complementary iOS app. LakeView Labs was responsible for all aspects of development and successfully built important capabilities such as the ability to log in through a third-party, download a checklist template, and upload and share a completed checklist.

    "They’re excellent communicators and bring fresh ideas to the development process. Their knowledge of mobile applications made my life easier." – Founder, Software Company With Checklist App

    Former clients
    Groupon
    EZOME
    SuperTailgate
    AllState
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Cultivate

    Cultivate is a brand agency based in Chicago that was founded in 2005. Their team of 92 employees offers a range of services including branding, mobile app development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, web development, and video production.

    Notable Project

    A youth non-profit that had been around for 50 years found that their messaging, image, and brand needed to be modernized. Cultivate developed their new messaging for newsletters, fundraising pitches, marketing, and social media. Additonal services they provided included designing a new website and logo.

    "We've heard positive feedback from people who saw our website and our newsletters. Cultivate made a big difference for our organization, helping us transition to modern times." — CEO, Youth Non-Profit

    Former clients
    IGC Brands
    First Choice Logistics
    Rock Solid Stabilization & Reclamation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    VisualFizz

    Founded in 2016, Chicago-based VisualFizz is a small team of 9. The full-service digital marketing agency helps clients with content marketing, SEO, web design and development, PPC, social media marketing, digital and marketing strategy, and branding.

    Notable Project

    The founder of a social networking service for executives wanted the company to have a compelling brand along with its compelling product. VisualFizz created a brand structure and helped guide the company through the process. 

    "Their responsiveness, attentiveness, and great sense of creativity are very impressive...Regarding the experience I had with them, there’s nothing to improve." - Founder, Social Network for Executives

    Former clients
    ExecTable
    Chicago Food Festival
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    ORA

    This Chicago-based agency focuses on mobile app and web development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and branding. They have created 300+ apps and online products since their team of 10+ came together in 2009. They work with enterprise companies all the way down to startups, and focus on business services.

    Notable Project

    ORA helped develop an app for a mailroom staffing company. The app was written from scratch based on web software the company already had. It replaced an old system that helped with mailroom functions. They determined the project’s scope best practices for the app.

    “They kept us up to date on timelines and budgets, and we talked on a regular basis. We had a project management system, and they were very responsive. I usually heard back from them within the same day.” – Technology Director, Mailroom Staffing Company

    Former clients
    Allstate
    Subway
    Southeastern Grocers
    Mitchell's Salon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Incredible Visibility Inc.

    Incredible Visibility Inc. is a multidisciplinary agency founded in 2014 and headquartered in Parkland, Fla. with secondary offices in Torrance, Calif. and Kollam, India. Their 50+ employees specialize in web and custom software development, e-commerce solutions, web design, UI/UX, and more, serving small and mid-sized clients in various industries.

    Notable Project

    Incredible Visibility Inc. provided web development, SEO, and social media marketing for a health clinic that needed a digital upgrade. They created a new website and set up marketing campaigns on Yelp and Google. Their efforts produced an uptick in appointments for the client, who was pleased with all of the deliverables but especially with the SEO results.

    "We’re now one of the largest private mental healthcare facilities in the entire southern Los Angeles area..." – IT Manager, Health Clinic

    Former clients
    Motor Trend
    Federal Premium
    Sand Cloud
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 17

    Team Harbour

    Founded in 2014, Team Harbour is a development, AI, and blockchain company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They primarily work with small businesses in the financial services, e-commerce, and real estate industries. 

    Notable Project

    Team Harbor worked with a software company to provide ongoing support to the in-house development team. They have a proven track record of success with the client. 

    "We wouldn’t have continued working with Team Harbour if they weren’t doing a good job." – CEO, Software Company

     

    Former clients
    XchangePlus
    Visa
    COMO Global
    RINA Systems
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Techno's Tech Solutions

    Techno's Tech Solutions is a software company founded in 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. Their team of over 10 specializes in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Notable Project

    Techno's Tech Solutions developed an app solution for a digital marketing agency. The agency lacked resources and needed an overseas team to support development. The agency enjoys working with Techno's Tech Solutions due to the quality of their work.

    “I like the structure we have in place, and their communication and delivery are both excellent.” - General Manager, Digital Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Design Box
    Oomph
    Sportssouk
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Carol Stream, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Calibrate Software

    Calibrate Software is a Chicago-based development company founded in 2017. They offer UX/UI design, mobile app development, and web development services to small businesses and midmarket companies.

    Notable Project

    Calibrate Software designed and developed a game application as an ad platform for legal cannabis. They created the UI/UX designs from scratch and built the app for iOS and Android. The client — a lifestyle company — was pleased with the feedback that the app received in the community. 

    "They delivered exactly what we envisioned and discussed." – Co-Founder, Lifestyle Company

    Former clients
    Tally
    LeveledPro
    Mince
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    One World Coders

    One World Coders is a software agency founded in 2019 with more than two employees. They offer custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions from their office in Kigali, Rwanda. They work with clients in the industries of business services and health care.

    Notable Project

    One World Coders developed custom software for a nonprofit consultancy. One World Coders also provided UX/UI design services for their MVP. The consultancy is satisfied with the work.

    “They’ve been committed to finding the best path forward for our project.” - Vice President, Nonprofit Consultancy

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Barrington, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
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