Write Python Weather APP on Heroku

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Accounting Setting

First you should have heroku accounting, then create an app on heroku, write down its repository information, mine is listed as following:

Your app, python-weather-app, has been created.    
App URL:    
Git URL:    
Use the following code to set up your app for local development:    

git clone git@heroku.com:python-weather-app.git -o heroku

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Before you continue, make sure you have install heroku tools:

$ yaourt -S heroku-toolbelt

Create HelloWorld App

Use github for recording all of the source code.
Create a repository on github, mine is at “git@github.com:kkkttt/herokuWeatherApp.git”, then:

$ pwd
$ touch README.md
$ git init
$ git add README.md
$ git commit -m "first commit"
$ git remote add origin git@github.com:kkkttt/herokuWeatherApp.git
$ git push -u origin master

First login with heroku:

$ heroku login
Enter your Heroku credentials.
Email: xxxxxx@gmail.com
Password (typing will be hidden): 
Authentication successful.

Now create the folder which holds WeatherApp and create the venv, later we will use virtual environment for working:

$ virtualenv2 venv
New python executable in venv/bin/python2
Also creating executable in venv/bin/python
Installing setuptools, pip...done.
$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv) $ pip install Flask gunicorn

Now we write a very simple python file, name it “hello.py”:

import os
from flask import Flask

app = Flask(__name__)

def hello():
    return 'Hello World!'

Create a Procfile in the root directory which holds our own App:

$ cat Procfile 
web: gunicorn hello:app

Use foreman for preview the web app:

$ foreman start
14:53:37 web.1  | started with pid 30946
14:53:37 web.1  | 2014-05-09 14:53:37 [30946] [INFO] Starting gunicorn 18.0
14:53:37 web.1  | 2014-05-09 14:53:37 [30946] [INFO] Listening at: (30946)

Open your browser and visit “” and you can see “Hello World” is in browser.
Now make the requirement file in the root folder:

$ pip freeze>requirements.txt
(venv)$ cat requirements.txt 

Deploy It To Heroku

We have to ignore the temp files, so we add following into our .gitignores file:

$ cat .gitignore

We add the app into the heroku:

$ heroku git:remote -a python-weather-app
Git remote heroku added
(venv)$ git remote -v
heroku	git@heroku.com:python-weather-app.git (fetch)
heroku	git@heroku.com:python-weather-app.git (push)
origin	git@github.com:kkkttt/herokuWeatherApp.git (fetch)
origin	git@github.com:kkkttt/herokuWeatherApp.git (push)


$ git push heroku master

Now open your browser and visit “http://python-weather-app.herokuapp.com/" you will see the webpage displays “Hello World!".