Heroku has changed their stack since the time that this buildpack was developed, and the custom compiled-for-Heroku version of R used by this buildpack does not work for newly-built apps.
You may have better luck with heroku-buildpack-r, whose maintainer is more diligent about building a new R version each time Heroku breaks the old one.
The first step is to create the Shiny application to deploy.
If you want to quickly test things, you can directly clone my example application
To deploy the app on Heroku using this buildpack, you need to
The commands to be run from the commandline are shown below. Make sure to replace
APPNAME with the name of your application.
$ heroku apps:create APPNAME $ heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL=https://github.com/btubbs/heroku-buildpack-shiny.git $ heroku labs:enable websockets -a APPNAME $ git push heroku
This buildpack does not use shiny-server. That might change in the future if just running plain old Shiny turns out to be problematic.
The version of R installed by this buildpack is 3.0.2.
Copy the snippet above into CLI.