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Companies That Use Erlang on Their Websites

Choosing the right technology for building web, mobile or desktop apps is one of the most important challenges for a successful software product development. We’ve gathered a list of popular websites and projects using Erlang. You can test these applications, and in some cases even check out their open source code.​


Workable presents a software solutions for recruiting, talent management, HR full reporting suite and much more. With Workable application, recruiters can search and interview candidates, track information about applicants, create reports in fast and secure ways. The web application is available for desktop and mobile. More than 8000 companies use this app. In order to build a massively scalable real-time application developers of Workable use Erlang language.

  • URL: https://www.workable.com/


Smarkets is a leading trading company which operates the world’s largest online betting exchange. The company’s main offices are located in London. It supplies a protected and transparent platform for peer-to-peer trading on sport events, politics and other occasions against a bookmaker gambling. An important backend elements are written in Erlang.

  • URL: https://smarkets.com/


Capterra is engaged in analytical software research. With this web service, companies can find the best software according to their requirements by identifying and quickly navigating all their choices. Private customers can use Capterra absolutely free of charge. Such a powerful app should always been to handle massive workloads. That’s why the web app is built with Erlang which provides scalability, reliability and a minimal memory consumption.

  • URL: https://www.capterra.com/

Heroku Dev Center

Heroku Dev Center often uses Erlang language for development and maintenance of the service. Heroku continues to grow considerably, so it is necessary to provide a smooth process of scaling. Probably, Erlang was the best choice for this platform. Besides Erlang is created to distribute and run in the face of downfall.

  • URL: https://devcenter.heroku.com/


Unsplash is a popular website for publishing free license photo. According to Forbes Magazine, Unsplash is the most powerful photography website. You can upload photos for personal use, advertising or commerce without payment. The number of users and uploaded photos is constantly increasing, and this is why Erlang was used to power Unsplash. Lightweight, very scalable and high level data caching web app was created in a result.

  • URL: https://unsplash.com/

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