Basic Routing for Shiny Web Applications

The minimal router for your Shiny apps. It allows you to create dynamic web applications with real-time user interface and easily share URLs to pages within your Shiny apps.

A minimalistic router for your Shiny apps.

Now it's possible to recreate a state of your app, by providing a specific URL, like:

  route("<your_app_url>/main",  mainPageShinyUI),
  route("<your_app_url>/other", otherPageShinyUI)

Basic tutorial article is available on Appsilon Data Science blog.

Live demo

Source code

This library source code can be found on Appsilon Data Science's Github:

How to install?

Note! This library is still in its infancy. Api might change in the future.

At the moment it's possible to install this library through devtools.


To install previous version you can run:

devtools::install_github("Appsilon/shiny.router", ref = "0.1.0")


Visit /examples directory for some complete samples. Here's the basic usage:

router <- make_router(
  route("/", root_page),
  route("/other", other_page)

ui <- shinyUI(semanticPage(
  title = "Router demo",

server <- shinyServer(function(input, output) {
  router(input, output)

shinyApp(ui, server)

How to contribute?

If you want to contribute to this project please submit a regular PR, once you're done with new feature or bug fix.

Changes in documentation

Both repository file and an official documentation page are generated with Rmarkdown, so if there is a need to update them, please modify accordingly a README.Rmd file and run a build_readme.R script to compile it.


We used the latest versions of dependencies for this library, so please update your R environment before installation.

However, if you encounter any problems, try the following:

  1. Up-to-date R language environment

  2. Installing specific dependent libraries versions

    • magrittr

      install.packages("magrittr", version='1.5') 
    • shiny

      install.packages("shiny", version='')
  3. Missing semanticui dependency - one of our examples uses one of our others libraries, so please install it as well, when running that example. Repository: semanticui

Future enhacements

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Reference manual

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0.1.1 by Dominik KrzemiƄski, 5 months ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Filip Stachura <[email protected]>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports magrittr, shiny

Suggests testthat

See at CRAN