Depending on how you're going to use AppStudio for ArcGIS, you may need to consider one or more licenses. In some cases, the licenses are free but still require you to acknowledge the use of different components.
The following diagram will help you decide which license or licenses you'll need to consider when using AppStudio to build an app:
AppStudio for ArcGIS or AppStudio for ArcGIS Developer Edition
- AppStudio for ArcGIS
- Included with every ArcGIS named user account at no additional fee. (See System requirements for information on minimum user type requirements).
- Allows you to create and upload apps using AppStudio for ArcGIS, to be used with AppStudio Player.
- AppStudio for ArcGIS Developer Edition
- Available by purchasing an ArcGIS Developer Subscription (Builder level and above).
- An add-on licence must be enabled for the user in the ArcGIS organization. See Manage licences in ArcGIS Online or Manage licences in ArcGIS Enterprise.
- Includes all the AppStudio for ArcGIS features.
- Build your app as a standalone executable, ready for app stores.
Ready to buy AppStudio for ArcGIS Developer Edition? If you're in the United States, call 1-800-447-9778 or request pricing. If you're outside the United States, contact your local Esri office. For information on assigning an AppStudio for ArcGIS Developer Edition license, see License AppStudio Developer Edition.
ArcGIS Runtime Lite licensing can be authorized in the following ways:
- The app includes a License key (available for free with an ArcGIS for Developers account).
- Sign in to the app with an ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise named user account.
ArcGIS Runtime Basic licensing can be authorized in the following ways:
- The app includes an ArcGIS Runtime Basic deployment license (available for purchase).
- Sign in to the app with a Level 2 ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise named user account.
ArcGIS Runtime Standard and Advanced licensing can be authorized using a deployment license (available for purchase).
For more information, see License your app.
The Qt Company has granted Esri the authority to embed the free version of Qt Creator in AppStudio. Although the free version is embedded, it's not subject to the LGPL that Qt Creator is usually licensed under, due to the license rights that Esri negotiated with The Qt Company. For users who want to create fee-bearing apps, The Qt Company requires that the Qt SDK be purchased. This requirement is not a function of LGPL terms, but rather a requirement of The Qt Company.
The Qt SDK caters to users with different development and deployment needs, offering both open source and enterprise licenses.
As described in the overview diagram above, you can create apps that do not require Qt SDK licensing in addition to AppStudio licensing. Cases that may require Qt SDK licensing include the following:
- If you build a C++ extension and include it in your app.
- Requirements to use the Qt Quick Compiler (for security reasons).
- Requirements to use enterprise components.
- If you're going to create a fee-bearing app.
- If you need to use local Make.
For additional details, go to http://www.qt.io/download/.