User announcements for Ruby on Rails with the Starburst gem

If you have an app with users, chances are you need to make announcements to them from time to time.

Starburst allows you to show messages to logged in users within your Rails app. Once the user closes the message, they won’t see it again.

You can target messages to particular groups of users, based on their database attributes or your own methods on the User class. For instance, you might send a message only to users on your premium plan.

Starburst remembers on the server who has closed which message. Therefore, a user who closes a message on their desktop won’t see it again on their mobile device. Starburst doesn’t use cookies, so a user won’t see an announcement they’ve already read if they switch devices or clear their cookies.

Starburst is in production on Cook Smarts, where it has served announcements to thousands of users.

Find out how to install and use Starburst on its GitHub repo, and post an issue there with any feedback! brings Rails job offers to you. Free for candidates. Salaries from $75,000 to $250,000. Sign up now!

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