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Some useful tools we've made

We make free-to-use and open-source tools to help make our fellow entrepreneurs and software developers ship great stuff faster and cheaper.

App Starter

Do you have an idea for an app or a website? App Starter is our step-by-step guide to evaluating and developing your own idea. The guide explains how to plan out your product and research your marketplace before you start looking for the right developers to work with. Since its launch, we've helped thousands of people structure and test their ideas with App Starter.


Blogit is a blogging plugin (Gem) for Ruby on Rails applications that works straight out the box. With Blogit, developers can install a blog on their website in only a couple of lines of code. To date, the gem has been downloaded over 57,000 times.


Genderize improves the experience for your website's users by making your app gender aware. The Ruby on Rails gem offers a value object and helper methods for gender pronouns and inflections. Since we released this gem, it's been downloaded over 13,300 times.


The Evvnt gem provides a wrapper for the EVVNT events API.


A Ruby gem for pinging Google to let them know your sitemap has changed. This is useful if your site has a blog or other public content that changes regularly.


A Ruby on Rails gem that provides generators and templates that are more useful than the Rails boilerplates. Write your controllers etc. the right way.


A Ruby on Rails gem for cutting image assets down to a web-friendly size. Kirigami will also cut out the meta-content and other junk, leaving you with sensible, web-optimised images.

Cookie Alert

A plug-and-play, customisable Ruby on Rails gem for adding an EU 'Cookie Law' banner to your website.


A simple, high-performance Ruby gem for analysing written text and producing a readability score based on the Flesch-Kincaid scoring system.

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