"Sorry, we couldn't find an app in your repo" - Nuxt.js

I have a Nuxt.js app running successfully on my local machine. I’m trying 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’.

The documentation ( says that “A NodeJS app is detected based on the existence of the following file at the root of your source code: package.json”. I have that file and it’s quite similar to the file in the example nuxt app.

Here’s my package.json file:

  "name": "my-nuxt-app",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "private": true,
  "scripts": {
    "dev": "nuxt-ts",
    "build": "nuxt-ts build",
    "start": "nuxt-ts start",
    "generate": "nuxt-ts generate"
  "dependencies": {
    "@nuxt/typescript-runtime": "^2.0.1",
    "@nuxtjs/auth-next": "5.0.0-1611071776.3646657",
    "@nuxtjs/axios": "^5.12.5",
    "@nuxtjs/pwa": "^3.3.5",
    "core-js": "^3.8.2",
    "nuxt": "^2.14.12"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@nuxt/types": "^2.14.12",
    "@nuxt/typescript-build": "^2.0.4",
    "@nuxtjs/vuetify": "^1.11.3"

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

Thank you.

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Hey there!

If you do have the package.json file there it should be detected as such. Sometimes this can be a permissions issue with the Github repo access to the DigitalOcean application.

If the repo is a Github organization, you’ll want to make sure that you have either owner or maintainer privileges on the repo. You will also need to first authorize your personal Github account followed by the organization.

If you are still seeing issues I’d recommend opening a ticket to our support team who can help troubleshoot that further.

Hope it helps! Nate