Download apps

You can create custom apps that you deploy on your web server by downloading a ZIP file. The file contains all the files and instructions you need to customize and deploy the app on your web server.

Keep in mind that each configurable app offers different functionality, such as different layouts and color schemes, editing and identify tools, social media feeds, and side-by-side map viewers.

If you don't have a web server available that can host the app, you can create an app that is hosted by ArcGIS Online instead of your organization's web server.

Download an app starting from the map viewer

To download an app starting from the map viewer, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create and share content.
  2. Open a map in the map viewer and click Share.
  3. Click Create A Web App and click the Configurable Apps tab.
  4. To see a description of the app, hover over the thumbnail.
  5. To see how your map will look in the app, click Create under the thumbnail and choose Preview.
  6. To access the app ZIP file, click Create under the thumbnail and choose Download. The Esri GitHub repository web page opens with the information you need to deploy and configure the app on your web server.
  7. Click Download ZIP and open the .zip file.
  8. Follow the instructions in the readme file for deploying and configuring your app. You can begin with minor changes like modifying colors and fonts or adding an additional widget. As your comfort level with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML increases, you can make additional modifications to the app.

Download an app starting from the gallery

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

  1. Click Gallery, click Esri Featured Content, and click Apps.
  2. Click Configurable Apps.
  3. To see a description of the app, hover over the thumbnail.
  4. To see a preview of the app with a sample map, hover over the thumbnail, click Open and click View Application.
  5. To access the app ZIP file, hover over the thumbnail and click Details.
  6. On the details page, scroll to the Properties section and click Download next to Code Attachment. The Esri GitHub repository web page opens with the information you need to deploy and configure the app on your web server.
  7. Click Download ZIP and open the .zip file.
  8. Follow the instructions in the readme file for deploying and configuring your app. You can begin with minor changes like modifying colors and fonts or adding an additional widget. As your comfort level with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML increases, you can make additional modifications to the app.