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

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?


I’m finding the same thing with Django and Launch App. My github repo has requirements.txt in the root so should work. I even tried forking the DO django example app but same issue (

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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!