shinyfeed - Shiny Contest Submission

shinyfeed

Authors: Ryszard Szymański

Abstract: shinyfeed is a personalized news feed in the form of a Shiny app. Keep all of your news in a single place!

Full Description: shinyfeed is an application that aggregates news from different sources. It makes use of RSS feeds to retrieve posts and displays them in a single view.

shinyfeed provides a grid view which displays items along with an image preview. The tool used to retrieve image previews is built using rvest and makes use of the Open Graph Protocol.

For a more compact view of the posts users can also display items in form of a list

Users can also sort items by titles and publication dates:

Installation

This project makes use of renv in order to export used dependencies and rsconnect for deployment. When opening the project R should automatically download the specified version of renv. Next in order to restore the used packages just run:

renv::restore()

To start the app run:

shiny::runApp()

Configuration

Users can host their own aggregated news feeds by specifying rss feeds in the config.yml file:

default:
  rss_feeds:
  - "https://appsilon.com/rss"
  - "https://blog.rstudio.com/index.xml"
  - "https://www.r-bloggers.com/feed/"

The version hosted on shinyapps is an example news feed that aggregates post from different blogs about R and Shiny.


Keywords: news,news feed,rss,shiny.fluent,tidyRSS
Shiny app: https://rszymanski.shinyapps.io/shinyfeed/
Repo: GitHub - rszymanski/shinyfeed
RStudio Cloud: RStudio Cloud

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