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You should then see a whole lot of stuff telling you about how your app is starting and running!
If your app was a bot, you need an additional step. Since it’s not a web server, you have to tell heroku that this app is a “worker” app. This is done with a “Procfile”. This is a file called exactly “Procfile” in your node directory with a single line:
You then need to login to your dashboard and navigate to the app. The “worker” dyno must be enabled rather than the default web one (
npm start). The app’s dashboard should look like the following:
Depending on the order in which you have done things, you might need to restart your app.
Something else you can do with heroku is set variables specific to your app. This is convenient for, say, API keys. In other words if you say:
In your code, you can then have:
More about config variables in Heroku’s help pages.