Sorry, we couldn't find an app in your repo

Posted March 30, 2021 1.8k views
DjangoDeploymentDigitalOcean App Platform

I have a Django app running successfully on my local machine. I pushed it to a Github repository and tried to deploy it to Digital Ocean using the new App Platform. I connected the repository successfully but then got an error ‘Sorry, we couldn’t find an app in your repo’.

I tried to read the 'How To Deploy a Django App on App Platform’, but it is all about how to create a Django app, I don’t really need that.

Are there specific requirements, maybe some special settings, that would help the App Platform to recognize my app?

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👋🏼 @sundraw

For App Platform to detect a Python app, the repo must include at least one of the following files at the root: requirements.txt, Pipfile, or We’re working on making that clearer in the error response.

You can refer to the documentation page for more info:

I hope that helps!