It just installs slackin from npm, then runs it with some environment vars defined. Looking at the logs, the server seems to be running fine:
listening on 18f2b5f2a7ba:3000
But visiting the site shows “failed to start application”. I’m wondering how Glitch decides when the application is running successfully? Perhaps slackin (which uses Express internally) isn’t behaving in a way Glitch likes?
Hi @nfarina I think the problem that you’re running into is that Glitch expects to be listening to localhost on port 3000. It looks to me from a very quick review that slackin is getting the hostname internally somehow (I didn’t dig too deeply into where that’s coming from). I believe you can get around that by passing the hostname parameter value of “localhost” in your start script invocation in package.json.