Enable easy hosting of shiny apps on shinyapps.io service (http://www.shinyapps.io)
When you create a shiny app using R Studio and R Shiny on a desktop PC/MAC environment - from within R Studio you can publish your app to the web using R Studio's shinyapps.io hosting service so anyone can access your app using only a browser.
It would be useful for this functionality [that is, ability to post shiny apps to shinyapps.io from with R Studio the same way it is done from a desktop environment - which is essentially by clicking a publish application button in R Studio] within R Studio to be seamlessly available in IBM Data Science Workbench for those that possess shinyapps.io hosting accounts.
We will look at this as two feature requests:
1. post your Shiny app on shinyapps.io (requires account)
2. turn analytics you built in to deployable apps
In the same vein, it would also be neat to have an area within Data Science Workbench for people to share their shiny apps!
Cool! This guide might help: http://www.r-bloggers.com/add-authentication-to-shiny-server-with-nginx/
A way to host directly on Data Scientist Workbench could be a nice feature for users since everything would stay within one platform/the Data Scientist Workbench - BUT the Data Scientist Workbench hosting offering would need to equal or surpass shinyapps.io in terms of ease of use, functionality, and features in order for it to be a suitable substitute to use in place of shinyappps.io.
Great idea! Does it need to be linked specifically to shinyapps.io? What if you could hosted it directly on Data Scientist Workbench and share your apps with everyone?