Disastrous news (from a betalogical point of view): only 5% of up and coming applications running on Ruby on Rails are released in beta.

The Red Ferret Journal today lists The 20 Coolest Ruby Apps you’ve never heard of – only one of them is in beta*:

BillMonk
Big Cartel
ClickGrid
CommunityWalk
CrispyNews
Deep Quote
Guruza
Invitika*
Just Budget
Kenlet
LoanBack
Nativetext
oh, don’t forget
Open Web Letter
ProjectStat.us
Quimble
RSS:Forward
Scratch n Scribble
Sidewalk
SoapBX

Seems like the philosophy of 37signals does have some impact on the beta strategies of the Rails community.

(see the beta quotient for connected innovators, apps inspired by flickr and apps inspired by digg)

meta posted Jul 12, 2006