Creating a New Shiny App

How do you create a new blank Shiny app?

Old Faithful

Using New File -> Shiny Web App… creates a living, breathing Shiny App

A Better Way to Do It

  1. Open a new R script file.

  2. Start typing shinyapp and press Tab to autocomplete. This will expand into a “snippet” of code–the skeleton of a Shiny App.

  3. Save the file in the sandbox folder and run the app.

It’s still a working Shiny app–it just doesn’t do anything. Starting from the snippet is less error-prone than creating a new project and deleting the guts.

Stop an app by clicking the STOP button in the console.