What's new in 2.6

ArcGIS for Windows Phone version 2.6 was released in October 2012. While it focused on some performance improvements, it also includes enhancements and addresses some issues.

For changes in previous versions of the app, see Previous What's new topics.


Version 2.6 of the app includes the following enhancements:

Honor organization search scope

Organizations can specify if they allow search only in the organization or also of all ArcGIS.com. If the organization you are connected to only allows search within an organization, the app honors that and doesn't allow you to also search all of ArcGIS.com.


Norwegian is now supported. The language used by the app is determined by your phone's display language setting.

Screen shot of the app in Norwegian on the map page with the app bar extended.

Issues addressed

The 2.6 release also addresses a number of issues; therefore, the following are now working as expected:

  • Searches support non-English characters
  • Shows owner of a group
  • Tapping to zoom in on predefined query results no longer crashes
  • Shows correct modified date of maps from Portals 1.6.2 and above
  • Handles null dates in editing

Previous What's new topics

If you are updating from a version of the app other than version 2.5, you will see additional changes. See the following topics for changes included in previous versions of the app:

  • What's new in 2.5—Released June 2012, version 2.5 introduced support for editor tracking and ownership-based editing.
  • What's new in 2.4—Released April 2012, version 2.4 introduced support for additional online GIS connections, secure services, an enhanced editing and measure experience when using the GPS, better user feedback for adding attachments, and attachments, and was the first localized release.
  • What's new in 2.2 and 2.3—Released December 2011, version 2.2 required Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). The Windows Phone 7.5 features the app uses include performance and application life cycle enhancements, and allowing maps to be saved to the home screen. Version 2.2 added support for KML and WMS layers, charts in pop-ups, and viewing additional attachment types. Released January 2012, version 2.3 improved the GPS accuracy.