Original Source Here
Step 3. Deploy the App Publicly
3.1. Create a Streamlit Share Account
There are different options to host a Streamlit app, such as Heroku (You can find a tutorial in a Medium article). Here, I want to show you to use Streamlit Share — a free Streamlit web app sharing service provided by Streamlit. You can find more information at its official blog. Here are the general steps.
- Because the Streamlit team is still developing the platform, you need to request an invite to be able to deploy the app on Streamlit Share. You can submit a request here: https://streamlit.io/cloud
- Once you submit your request, it won’t take too long for them to approve your request. In my case, it took less than one day to receive the invite.
- You can now login into the Streamlit Share (https://share.streamlit.io/) with your GitHub authentication.
3.2. Update Your Script File
As you’ll see next, we’ll share our app in a public GitHub repository, and thus we don’t want to expose the Google sheet URL, which can be a potential security concern. Certainly, using a private Google Sheet or other databases with authentications is more secure.
Instead of specifying the URL in the script directly, you’ll save the URL in a shared app’s settings, from which you can access using the setting’s name.
gsheet_url = "the_link"# Updated, when the URL is saved in the settings
gsheet_url = st.secrets["public_gsheets_url"]
3.3. Create a Public GitHub Repository
Once you update your script, it’s finally the time to make your app public (to some extent). What you’ll do is to create a public GitHub repository. I’m not going to expand how you can do that here. I use PyCharm, and I just need to use the built-in Git tool to create a repository easily.
3.4. Share the Web App!
Go to the Streamlit Share website, you can create a new web app by clicking “New App”, which will pop up the window shown below (left panel).
Trending AI/ML Article Identified & Digested via Granola by Ramsey Elbasheer; a Machine-Driven RSS Bot