ShinyProxy 1.1.1 released!

May 28, 2018
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(This article was first published on Open Analytics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise
or larger organizations.

Theming

ShinyProxy 1.1.1 is in essence a maintenance release, but there is one new feature that has been on the wish list of our users for a long time: the possibility of theming the landing page of ShinyProxy which displays the overview of the Shiny apps.

The standard display when using the ShinyProxy demo image from the Getting Started guide is a plain listing:

standard listing of Shiny apps

With an HTML-template makeover, it can look like this:

customized listing of Shiny apps (1 column)

or maybe you prefer to have the apps displayed in two columns?

customized listing of Shiny apps (2 columns)

As one can see, it is possible to use images or icons for the apps and the display and text can be entirely
customized with CSS. The templating technology used for the customization of the landing page is Thymeleaf, a mature and amply documented framework for natural HTML templates.

To help you get started customizing your own ShinyProxy instance, a fully worked theming example is availeble in our shinyproxy-configuration-examples repository on Github.

Miscellaneous fixes

In our previous release we made a major leap to run Shiny apps at datacenter scale by adding support for a Kubernetes back-end (see this blog post). We have used it for customers that roll out internet-facing Shiny apps with high numbers of concurrent users and needs for automated deployment. Following community feedback, this release has an important fix related to deletion of Kubernetes services when shutting down containers.

For the users that embed ShinyProxy in larger application frameworks, we released a fix for passing arguments to Shiny apps.
Some other small fixes include improved browser display of the apps and a more strict adherence to YAML for the ShinyProxy configuration file.

For the new features, documentation has been updated on https://shinyproxy.io and as always community support on this new release is available at

https://support.openanalytics.eu

Don’t hesitate to send in questions or suggestions and have fun with ShinyProxy!

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