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5 leading portals built with Node.js in India

5 leading portals built with Node.js in India

Wednesday August 02, 2017,

3 min Read


You might be wondering to know why Node.js has created vibes around the world among developers, startups, Entrepreneurs and investors. Also you might have heard about the popular portal like LinkedIn, Paypal, Uber and Netflix using the Node.js as powerful backend code to have faster application but today I’d like to share the top popular websites in india who have used the Node.js for the whole platform or some function to leverage the benefit of the asynchronized nature of the Node.js.

Let me share some interesting study carried out by Roberto Sanchez, why people are talking about the Node.js:


It’s demonstrating the http request in server side in one second and you can see the Node.js doing far better then traditional and popular language like PHP.


Comparison for some complex task for Node.js and PHP, and you can see the Node.js response time is constant for a long time but for PHP, response times degrade rapidly.

I have identified the top 5 platforms built with Node.js based on my study around June, 2017.

1. https://www.goibibo.com/

Goibibo is India’s one of the top hotel and flight booking portal. User can book the hotels and flights worldwide, Its high profile portal uses the Node.js backend.

Traffic: Last month June 2017 reported more than 6M+

Framework & Tool : Express/Node, Reactjs ,Webpack, Nigix, AWS

2. https://paytm.com/

Paytm is digital wallet and e-commerce platform which provide the money transfer from bank to wallet and visa-versa. You can directly use this money for mobile recharges, DTH, data cards, etc, as well as prepaid payments for mobile phones, landline/ broadband, electricity, water and gas bills, etc. You can also book tickets for buses, trains, flights, movies, hotel rooms, etc. and pay for Uber rides using the platform. You can shop anything online in Paytm portal using a digital wallet, credit card and debit card etc. It's developed using Node.js backend.

Traffic: Last month June 2017 reported more than 32 M+

Framework & Tool: Express.js/Node, Angular, Webpack, Babel, AWS

3. https://www.oyorooms.com/

Oyorooms is fastest growing startups in india, its like AirBnb for hotel industry segments. You can book room with lowest price in any city of India. Mostly people use it for popular travel destination like Goa, Manali, Shimla etc to book the hotels.

Traffic: Last month June 2017 reported more than 2 M+

Framework & Tool : Express.js/Node, Ember.js ,Webpack, , Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Nigix

4. https://www.freecharge.in/

Freecharge is Indian recharge and bill payment portal. User can pay a bill for prepaid, postpaid, gas, water and electricity bill. It offers the cashback and discount on spending money on various platform and services like Mcdonald's,bookmyshow and snapdeal on a purchase.

Traffic: Last month June 2017 reported more than 4 M+

Framework & Tool : Express.js/Node, React.js ,Webpack, , Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Nigix

5. https://www.policybazaar.com/

It’s online life insurance and general insurance comparison portal for a various plan like health care, term plan, car and two wheelers insurance etc. Policybazaar is using the Node.js for some features like real time chat using Socket.io.

Traffic: Last month June 2017 reported more than 3 M+

Framework & Tool : Socket.io/Node.js, Moment.js.