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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's blog.

Live demo

Source code

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

How to install?

It's possible to install this library through CRAN


The most recent version you can get from this repo using remotes.


To install previous version you can run:

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


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


root_page <- div(h2("Root page"))
other_page <- div(h3("Other page"))

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

ui <- fluidPage(
  title = "Router demo",

server <- function(input, output, session) {
  router$server(input, output, session)

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.

Reporting a bug is also helpful - please use github issues and describe your problem as detailed as possible.

Changes in documentation

Documentation is rendered with pkgdown. Just run pkgdown::build_site() after editing documentation or


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

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

  3. Missing shiny.semantic dependency - one of our examples uses one of our others libraries, so please install it as well, when running that example. Repository: shiny.semantic.

Future enhacements


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Appsilon/shiny.router documentation built on May 3, 2021, 5:33 a.m.