Who we are

Elabs was founded in the autumn of 2008 and since then we have more than doubled in size. Today the team consists of 10 people, both developers and designers. In June 2011 we moved to our new office in The Hasselblad House in Gothenburg.

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  • Cups of coffe consumed


  • Ping Pong matches played



Our clients range from small start-ups to big established organisations in Sweden, Europe and The United States. Here are a few of them.

  • Bonnier
  • Bjerkne & Co
  • EA   +
  • Engine Yard
  • Fujitsu
  • Gates Foundation
  • Icomera
  • LivingSocial
  • MediaPilot   +
  • Mediatec
  • Mynewsdesk   +
  • Naturkartan   +
  • Oxfam
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Pinracer
  • Purpose
  • SEB   +
  • Moz   +
  • Shotbox   +
  • Streamio   +
  • TV4   +
  • VTD
  • We+   +

We Open Source

Open source is an integral part of the Ruby community and we are proud to contribute with the following projects.

  • Serenade

    Simple, flexible JavaScript MVC framework, with a clean but powerful template languange and data bindings.

    No dependencies, works great with or without jQuery.

    View at GitHub

  • Pundit

    Pundit provides a set of helpers which guide you in leveraging regular Ruby classes and object oriented design patterns to build a simple, robust and scaleable authorization system.

    View at GitHub

  • Capybara

    Capybara aims to simplify the process of integration testing Rack applications, such as Rails, Sinatra or Merb. Capybara simulates how a real user would interact with a web application.

    View at GitHub

  • Turnip

    Turnip is a Gherkin extension for RSpec. It allows you to write tests in Gherkin and run them through your RSpec environment. Basically you can write cucumber features in RSpec.

    View at GitHub

  • Carrier Wave

    Carrier Wave provides a simple and extremely flexible way to upload files from Ruby applications. It works well with Rack based web applications, such as Ruby on Rails.

    View at GitHub

  • Evergreen

    Evergreen is a tool to run unit tests for client side JavaScript, with server which allows you to run your specs in a browser, as well as a runner which uses Capybara drivers to run your specs.

    View at GitHub

  • Spotify for Ruby

    Low-level Ruby bindings for the official Spotify C API.

    View at GitHub

  • Resto

    Resto aims to simplify working with web services.

    View at GitHub

  • Letter press

    A model factory. Say no to fixtures.

    View at GitHub

Our office

We get to experience a part of Gothenburg's history every day. Our office is in the old Hasselblad House, where many of the famous Hasselblad cameras were once manufactured. You are more than welcome to visit us for a game of ping pong.

The Elabs office