At SendGrid, we’ve created several demo applications to make developers’ lives easier. Deploying these applications has involved following their prospective README’s step-by-step guides.

But now, we’re starting to make deploying some of our main applications such as the SendGrid EventKit, Parse API, and JavaScript below as easy as clicking a button – the Heroku button.

  • sendgrid-eventkit – An open source project for integrating and receiving notifications for SendGrid’s Event Webhook.
  • sendgrid-parse-api-example– An example application that shows how to use the SendGrid Parse Webhook. It’s additionally a boilerplate of code that you can adjust to your own needs
  • sendgridjs– A proxy so you can send email via JavaScript through SendGrid.

First, a little about the Heroku button. How it works is straightforward:

  1. Add a json file called app.json to your repository.
  2. Edit the schema of that file to match the requirements for your application.
  3. Embed the button onto the README of your repository.

That’s it. And that’s what we are starting to do to the above repositories at SendGrid. Try it for yourself. Visit sendgridjs and click the purple Heroku button.

We’ll be continuing to add the Heroku button to additional SendGrid open source repositories in the future, so look for more updates to come.

Until then, enjoy!



Erika Berkland is the Partner Marketing Manager at SendGrid. Her background is in both emerging technology and global corporations where she thrives in working with partners to deliver impactful and measurable marketing programs. Outside of SendGrid, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors with all the great activities Colorado has to offer.