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Create apps from scenes

You can create a web app with a scene by using a template or Web AppBuilder. Different templates and Web AppBuilder offer various bits of functionality, such as different layouts and color schemes, tools, social media feeds, and so on. Start from Scene Viewer the Gallery, Content, or the item page. Choose either a template or Web AppBuilder, configure the components, and publish the app. As an alternative, you can download a template and deploy it to your organization's web server.

Web AppBuilder requires an organizational account.

A published web app is based on a scene authored with Scene Viewer or ArcGIS Pro. Any changes the author makes to the scene, including its extent, layers, description, and so on, are reflected in the web app. If a scene that was available to everyone in the organization is made private (or deleted), the scene no longer appears in the app.

Tip:

If you want to publicly share an app that contains subscriber content, you can configure it to allow access to the content through your organizational subscription. Your subscription will incur any credit costs. This is an optional setting built into the templates.

Create an app starting from Scene Viewer

To create an app starting from Scene Viewer, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create and share content.
  2. Open a saved scene in Scene Viewer and click the Share button Share. You can only make an app with a scene that is shared.
  3. Click Create a Web App.

    The Create a Web App pop-up opens with two tabs: Templates and Web AppBuilder.

  4. To use Templates, do the following:
    1. Choose what you want the app to do.
    2. Click a template thumbnail to see a description of the template and access the Create a Web App button.
    3. Click Create a Web App to start configuring your app.
    4. Type a title, tags, and a summary for your app and choose the folder in which to save the app.
    5. Click Done and continue creating your app.
    6. Change any configurable components of the app, such as the theme, widgets, and miscellaneous items.
    7. Click Save when you are done configuring the app.
  5. To use Web AppBuilder, do the following:
    1. Click the Web AppBuilder tab.
      Note:

      Web AppBuilder requires an organizational account. You will not see the tab if you are signed in with a public account.

    2. Type a title, tags, and a summary for your app.
    3. Click Done to open and configure your app in Web AppBuilder.

Create an app starting from the gallery page

To create an app starting from the gallery page, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. Click Gallery, click Esri Featured Content, and click Apps.
  3. To use a configurable app, do the following:
    1. Click Configurable Apps.
    2. To see a preview of the app with a sample scene, hover over the thumbnail, click Open, and click View Application.
    3. To start creating an app, hover over the thumbnail, click Details, and click Create A Web App.
    4. Type a title, tags, and a summary, and optionally select a different folder in My Content to save your app.
    5. Click Done.

      Your app is published to ArcGIS Online and an unshared item is added to My Content. (To make your app accessible to others, you need to share it.)

    6. Select a scene to use in the app and click OK.
    7. Change any other configurable components in the app, such as the theme, widgets, and miscellaneous items.
      Note:

      Your organization may have specified brand colors or a logo to apply to supported configurable web apps created by members of your organization. When you create a configurable app that supports these Shared Theme settings, the specified settings will be applied instead of the default theme of the app.

    8. Click Save to save your changes and click Done when you are finished configuring your app.
  4. To use Web AppBuilder, do the following:
    1. Click App Builders and click the Web AppBuilder thumbnail.
      Note:

      Web AppBuilder requires an organizational account. You will not see the thumbnail if you are signed in with a public account.

    2. Click Create A Web App.
    3. Choose 3D.
    4. Type a title, tags, and a summary, and optionally select a different folder in My Content to save your app.
    5. Click OK to open Web AppBuilder and continue creating your app.

Create an app starting from the content page

To create an app starting from the content page, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. From the My Content tab of the content page, click Create, and hover over App.
  3. To use a configurable app, click Using a Template and do the following:
    1. Choose the Display a Scene (3D) filter to see the configurable apps that use a scene.

      By default, all apps are shown, but you can use the filters in the panel to narrow your search.

    2. Click a thumbnail to see a description of the app and access the Create App button.
    3. Click Create App to start configuring your app.
    4. Type a title, tags, and a summary for your app and choose the folder in which to save the app.
    5. Once you choose an app and click Create App, type a title, tags, and a summary for your app and choose the folder in which to save the app.
    6. Click Done to publish the app.

      Your app is published to ArcGIS Online and an unshared item is added to My Content. (To make your app accessible to others, you need to share it.)

    7. Select a scene to use in the app and click OK.
    8. Change any other configurable components in the app, such as the theme, widgets, and miscellaneous items.
      Note:

      Your organization may have specified brand colors or a logo to apply to supported configurable web apps created by members of your organization. When you create a configurable app that supports these Shared Theme settings, the specified settings will be applied instead of the default theme of the app.

    9. Click Save to save your changes and click Close when you are finished configuring your app.
  4. To use Web AppBuilder, click Using the Web AppBuilder and do the following:
    Note:

    Web AppBuilder requires an organizational account.

    1. Choose 3D.
    2. Type a title, tags, and a summary for your app and choose the folder in which to save the app.
    3. Click OK to open Web AppBuilder and continue creating your app.

Create an app starting from the item page

To create an app starting from the item page of a scene, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. From the My Content tab of the content page, open the item page for the web scene you want to use to create an app.
  3. To create a configurable app, click Create App > Using a Template and do the following:
    1. Choose a configurable app.
    2. Click a thumbnail to see a description of the app and access the Create App button.
    3. Click Create App to start configuring your app.
    4. Type a title, tags, and a summary for your app and choose the folder in which to save the app.
    5. Click Done to publish the app.

      Your app is published to ArcGIS Online and an unshared item is added to My Content. (To make your app accessible to others, you need to share it.)

    6. Change any other configurable components in the app, such as the theme, widgets, and miscellaneous items.
      Note:

      Your organization may have specified brand colors or a logo to apply to supported configurable web apps created by members of your organization. When you create a configurable app that supports these Shared Theme settings, the specified settings will be applied instead of the default theme of the app.

    7. Click Save to save your changes and click Close when you are finished configuring your app.
  4. To use Web AppBuilder, click Create App > Using the Web AppBuilder and do the following:
    Note:

    Web AppBuilder requires an organizational account.

    1. Type a title, tags, and a summary for your app and choose the folder in which to save the app.
    2. Click OK to open Web AppBuilder and continue creating your app.