Learn about the project's history and meet the maintaining team.


The idea for Ratchet was developed by @connors, @dhg, and @fat in mid-2012. Before it became a full fledged framework, Ratchet began as a series of HTML/CSS prototypes of the Twitter for iPhone app. These prototypes became invaluable to the process of testing new feature designs that ended up being shipped as part of the native mobile app.

As it became clear that this was the quickest and most effective way to design mobile apps, components were abstracted from these prototypes and became the framework you know today.

Released in November 2012, Ratchet quickly became one of the most popular prototyping tools on GitHub. Following that initial launch, we released v2 – a complete rewrite. With v2 we've abstracted the platform specific styles into their own theme CSS files, added an icon set called Ratchicons, and offically became part of the Bootstrap family.


Ratchet is maintained by one of its creators, a couple of core contributors, and its awesome community.

Get involved with Ratchet development by opening an issue or submitting a pull request. Read our contributing guidelines for information on how we develop.


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