Introducing the app.json Application Manifest

Developers want to spend less time setting up applications and start working with the code sooner. Setting up applications is error-prone, time consuming and interruptive to the development flow. Often, there are several steps to go from your code or other samples and templates that you find in repositories online, to a running application that you can continue to work on.

Today, we are excited to introduce the app.json manifest. app.json enables developers to define their applications' details, setup configurations and runtime environments in a structured way. Instead of providing step-by-step instructions, you can now add app.json files to your applications' source code. You and other developers can then easily deploy the source code into fully configured apps on Heroku, ready for further development.

The new app-setups endpoint in the Heroku Platform API leverages app.json to make setting up of complex applications as simple as a single API call. app-setups orchestrates the different steps involved in getting an application deployed and running, freeing up developers everywhere to quickly start working on the code in a fully configured application environment.

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Nezumi 2.0 for Managing Heroku Apps 'on-the-go' Now Available for iPhone

Heroku users are known for leading jet-setter lifestyles. It's true! Developers with refined, sophisticated tastes git push to the cloud in order to appreciate the finer things of life: foreign cinema, travel to exotic destinations, and focusing on development instead of configuring system infrastructure.

So it's only natural that Heroku developers on-the-go reach for Nezumi.

Nezumi is a paid 3rd-party iPhone app created by Marshall Huss that allows you to scale dynos, restart apps, and so much more--perfect for when you're away from your computer. Its latest release adds support for Cedar applications, multiple accounts, a revamped console and log viewer, and a sleek, new app icon, which will look amazing on your home screen.

Nezumi Console Nezumi Dashboard

Nezumi can be purchased on the iTunes App Store now at a limited-time introductory price of $4.99. Existing Nezumi customers can download 2.0 as a free upgrade.

Nezumi has given us a few promo codes that can be redeemed for a free download. Leave a comment below for a chance to have one e-mailed to you!

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