Say Hello! to Multilingual Shiny Apps | Nicola Rennie

Say Hello! to Multilingual Shiny Apps

This lightning talk will highlight the importance and difficulties of building {shiny} apps in multiple languages.

By Nicola Rennie in Conference

July 20, 2022


Multilingual shiny apps are not straightforward to build. Translation affects almost every single aspect of an app. Although there are a few packages designed to automate the translation process, they tend to only work for the most widely spoken languages. Using a bilingual shiny app Jumping Rivers developed as a case study, this talk will discuss:

  • how we built a multilingual shiny app;
  • how translation affected design decisions;
  • how we overcame the main issues faced;
  • and most importantly, what we’d do differently next time.

By the end of this talk, you will have a better understanding of how to translate your Shiny app to help you to share your app with a much wider audience.

Posted on:
July 20, 2022
1 minute read, 116 words