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Can I use a Worker in the App Platform to update my Django Web App with content from external URLs?

I have a Django Web App set up on the DO App Platform. I want to update my Django App daily with content from external URLs. Unfortunately, cron jobs are not available, so I’m trying to use a Worker instead.

How can I do this?

The Worker must be able to fetch an image from an external URL, attempt to download it, and update it in my Django App if the download was successful.


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Hello,

Yes you can use a worker for this purpose. You would just need to run a time ticker loop to fetch the image from the external URL, and communicate that to the Django app (however that image is being served).

Best, Greg