App detection failed


I’m trying to launch my first app. It is a (for now) simple Django site. At the third stage I get the following error:

We’re sorry, but we weren’t able to detect anything that the App Platform can currently run in the repository you selected. Please try a different repository.

This is my repository

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I have a Dockerfile in my project root and it looks like it was not detected. At least, I don’t get this UI when creating the app:

it should allow you to override the detected configuration, what kind of magical wizard is this?!

I believe I just discovered the answer (or one part to the answer) to this problem.

I was getting the same error attempting to generate my app from my static content-based github project (includes index.htm, main.css and *.js files).

I went back to my github repo renamed my index.htm to index.html and tried the app wizard again and it recognized my static-content web app and built my app.

It seems the wizard wants the content to have extension .HTML and doesn’t recognize the file otherwise. This could be true for index.php or whatever too.

I’ve also document this here in the DO community.