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

Posted May 5, 2021 306 views
Node.jsDeploymentVue.jsDigitalOcean App Platform

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:
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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