Introducing Shiny for Python Templates

Get started quickly with Shiny for Python’s new app templates.

Shiny Team


April 5, 2024

An illustration of a Shiny Template

Last month we introduced the Shiny for Python Components and Layouts galleries, which are a simple, visual overview of what Shiny can do mixed with cheatsheet-like information. They are for new and seasoned users alike.

We’re excited to announce a third section which brings those two things together into opinionated boilerplate code: Shiny Templates.

These will allow you to hit the ground running, whether you need a quick simple app or a quick complicated one 🙂.

When making Shiny apps, we’ve noticed we sometimes don’t know what the app’s UX will eventually become. As an app’s functionality grows and grows, the usability of the app can decrease. Our goal here is to set Shiny developers up for success (in the short AND long term.) We hope you feel the same! (If you have any feedback, never hesitate to let us know.)

Simply put: Shiny Templates will dramatically improve your start time, and save you from UX headaches down the road. This is just a start… We expect this gallery to grow as time goes on.

See Shiny Templates


We asked Carson Sievert to quickly get an app running locally, and show how he’d begin to make it his own:

Introducing Shiny for Python Templates
Using your dataset in Shiny Templates