Just finished my first-ever (hosted) Flask app

I just graduated college and I had some free time -- so i decided to delve deep into a project using Flask (i have a bit of Flask experience from an internship, but am by no means fluent).

I wanted the site to have data-intensive elements (like time-series graphs), as well as some user signups/db action. I decided to make an app to measure price sensitivity for store owners -- its hosted on [https://www.unitdemand.com](https://www.unitdemand.com).

I have it on Heroku with a Postgres DB. I used Blueprints extensively, and SQLAlchemy for querying. I had a lot of issues with Flask-Login and Gunicorn, but I eventually solved that by only having one worker.

I'd love to help out anyone else that's on a similar journey, hopefully I can relieve some headaches/give insights, as well as get some feedback from the community. Cheers 🙂

7 thoughts on “Just finished my first-ever (hosted) Flask app”

  1. First of all, congratulations on finishing this. It looks so much better than my flask app :).

    On the topic of my flask app, I was wondering if you could help me with my flask app. I am also using heroku but I cant seem to get my routes to work. Here is the reddit post: [https://www.reddit.com/r/flask/comments/gjpk74/i\_have\_succesfully\_deployed\_my\_flask\_app\_to/](https://www.reddit.com/r/flask/comments/gjpk74/i_have_succesfully_deployed_my_flask_app_to/)

  2. Pretty slick, I had price tracking I wanted to do using this same setup. Great job and hope this takes off, unique and cool idea.

  3. Great work! Looks really good.
    Do you have it on Github?
    I’m currently building with Flask and planning to use Foundation for my front-end framework.
    Is the Flask portion just for API or are you using their templating with Bootstrap styling?


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