How to define worker run command on Procfile?

I am running a Django application on the App Platform which features a main web service. Additionally, I want a separate process to run some scheduled tasks with Django-Q2.

I have managed to get everything running by attaching a worker server to my web service, and then manually typing my desired run command in the control panel UI.

However, I have two questions:

  1. Is there any way to run these two in the same main web service, in different processes? I know this isn’t scalable, but I’m in the development stage and I don’t see the point in spending an extra $12 for the worker

  2. Is there any way to declare this in the Procfile?

My Procfile is as follows:

web: python migrate && gunicorn --worker-tmp-dir /dev/shm config.wsgi:application worker: python schedule_tasks && python qcluster

Web runs OK, but worker doesn’t.

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