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Create your first app

Step 1
1Create an app
Step 2
2Choose a theme
Step 3
3Select a map or scene
Step 4
4Add widgets
Step 5
5Configure attributes
Step 6
6Preview, save, and open

1. Create an app

Access Web AppBuilder from Map Viewer, Scene Viewer, View item details, or the My Content tab of the content page.

  • To create a 2D app from Map Viewer, open Map Viewer, click Share and click Create a Web App. Then click Web AppBuilder.
  • To create a 3D app from Scene Viewer, open Scene Viewer, click Share and click Create a Web App. Then click Web AppBuilder.
  • To create an app from the My Content tab of the content page, click Create > App, and choose Using the Web AppBuilder. By default, the 2D option is checked. To build a 3D app, check the 3D option.
  • You can also create a 2D or 3D app in Web AppBuilder. Start Web AppBuilder, click New App, choose New 2D or New 3D App. Once you click New App, the titles of five recent apps appear in the Recent Apps section. Click any of them to start editing.

2. Choose a theme

Configure the look and feel of the app by choosing a theme. A theme includes a collection of panels, styles, layouts, and preconfigured widgets.

3. Select a map or scene

Select a map or a scene you've created or choose one from your organization. If you open Web AppBuilder from Map Viewer or Scene Viewer, you'll already have a map or scene selected, but you can change it.

4. Add widgets

Widgets give your app functionality, such as the ability to print an overview map. Each theme has its own preconfigured set of widgets, and you can add more.

5. Configure attributes

Attributes allow you to customize your app banner with a logo, title, hyperlinks, and so on.

6. Preview, save, and open

You can preview your app with popular device screen sizes (2D apps only). When you've completed the previous steps, save and open your new app.