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Non-web applications on App Platform?

Hey folks,

I was wondering if a non-web app would be a valid use-case for App Platform?

I love the simplicity of App Platform, and would love to use it for some of my projects that don’t expose a web interface, such as some of my Discord bots.

Does App Platform support that concept, having nothing web-facing? (it seems like workers would be the right component type?)

Cheers, Matt.


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Hi there,

Yes, indeed as you mentioned, for a non-web facing component you would use a worker.

They are meant to be used for background tasks that do not require an HTTP interface.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/manage-workers/

Best,

Bobby