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Lightning Fast, Super Simple web framework.

Build Status

Super Simple ⚡️

require "kemal"

# Matches GET "http://host:port/"
get "/" do
  "Hello World!"

# Creates a WebSocket handler.
# Matches "ws://host:port/socket"
ws "/socket" do |socket|
  socket.send "Hello from Kemal!"

Start your application!

crystal src/

Go to http://localhost:3000

Check documentation or samples for more.


Add this to your application’s shard.yml:

    github: kemalcr/kemal

See also Getting Started.


  • Support all REST verbs
  • Websocket support
  • Request/Response context, easy parameter handling
  • Middleware support
  • Built-in JSON support
  • Built-in static file serving
  • Built-in view templating via Kilt


You can read the documentation at the official site


Thanks to Manas for their awesome work on Frank.