I love this idea.  I'm always curious about which technologies web applications that I come across in the wild are using.

I just hope they improve their algorithms a bit.  For example, they weren't able to tell me that Cork'd uses Ruby on Rails.

I'll be keeping an eye on them.


G said...

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the feedback, the reason it can't find out your site is using rubyonrails is because there's no identifiers for it. RoR can only be detected by _session_id as a session key which I think might be the default setup for it, or if you use mongrel.

I may be looking at providing a feature to allow site owners to identify themselves and update the details of a page although this doesn't really help for lookups.

Thanks for blogging about it