Using the Storj Add-on with Heroku


We recently announced a partnership with Heroku to make it easy for developers to use Storj’s distributed object storage. Heroku is a cloud platform that enables app developers to spend their time on application code rather than managing server infrastructure, and it’s one of the largest developer ecosystems in the world. You can find the Storj add-on in Heroku’s Elements marketplace.

Storj’s integration on Heroku provides the following benefits to developers:

Effortless Encryption: Files uploaded to Storj are encrypted by default, so you can rest assured that your data is safe and secure.

Built-in Speed: The Storj network is designed for speed. When retrieving your files, you can download multiple pieces at the same time (similar to a torrent). This makes your downloads faster than ever!

Easy Implementation: Using the Storj platform is simple and straightforward. With detailed documentation and examples, you can get started in no time.

One of Storj’s developers, Barbara Liau, also created an excellent video tutorial series to help integrate the Storj add-on with the Heroku application. It covers the following topics:

  1. Deploying Application

  2. Adding Storj to Heroku Application

  3. Activating Account

  4. Exploring Demo Application

  5. Authentication

  6. Key Pair

  7. Buckets

  8. Uploading File

  9. Listing File

  10. Downloading File

  11. Pushing to Heroku

  12. Recap and Next Steps

During the beta testing period, access to Storj will be free, just like in our current standalone product.

We hope that Storj for Heroku makes our platform an easy choice for your next project. As always, your feedback is welcome – feel free to join the discussion and ask for technical support on our community chat.