I’m an undergrad working at a bioinformatics lab on campus. My work has been aiding in re-writing our lab’s genome browser into modular web components (using Google’s polymer). I have been developing an R package that interfaces these web components to be used in RMarkdown and RStudio’s viewer. Because htmlwidgets does not support web components (and our web components do their own data binding), I took a different route and leveraged htmltools into creating these components in order to be knitted into documents.
I am extending this package to be used in Shiny applications and I am unsure how to approach this. As our package is not an htmlwidget and I cannot use the two functions, shinyWidgetOutput and shinyRenderWidget, for the boilerplate functions fooOutput/renderFoo. Is it possible to integrate this into Shiny without being an htmlwidget?