Create apps from maps

You can create a web app with a map using ArcGIS Configurable Apps, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS StoryMaps, or ArcGIS Experience Builder. Each of these options offers various functionality, such as layouts and color schemes, editing and identify tools, social media feeds, and side-by-side map viewers. Choose an app template from ArcGIS Configurable Apps or open Web AppBuilder, Dashboards, StoryMaps, or Experience Builder to configure their components, and publish the app. Other ways to create web apps are to download a template and deploy it to your organization's web server or use ArcGIS Hub to create a website.

Note:

Web AppBuilder, Dashboards, Experience Builder, and ArcGIS Hub require an organizational account.

A published web app is based on a map; any changes made to the map, including its extent, layers, description, and so on, are reflected in the web app. If a map that was available to everyone in the organization is made private (or deleted), the map no longer appears in the app.

Tip:

To share an app publicly 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 in Configurable Apps, Web AppBuilder, and Dashboards.

Create an app with Configurable Apps

You can create an app using ArcGIS Configurable Apps from the content page, the web map item page (using the Create Web App button), or from Map Viewer (using the Share button). The following steps describe how to create an app using Configurable Apps from the content page:

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. At the top of the site, click Content and click the My Content tab.
  3. Click Create and click Configurable Apps.
  4. Choose an app template.

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

  5. Click Create Web App to start configuring your app.
  6. Type a title, tags, and a summary.
  7. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign Category and select up to 20 categories to help people find your app. You can also use the Filter categories box to narrow the list of categories.
  8. Optionally, select a different folder in My Content in which to save your app.
  9. Click Done.

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

  10. Note:
    Some templates, including Attachment Viewer, Minimalist, Zone Lookup, Nearby, and Interactive Legend, open with the express setup option. Follow the steps in the Express Setup sidebar to configure your app or choose Switch to Full Setup to access all configuration settings.
  11. Choose a map to use in the app.
  12. Configure other components in the app, such as the theme, widgets, interactivity, and miscellaneous items.

    Note:

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

  13. If you are using the express setup or full setup experience for your app, click Publish to save and publish your changes. Otherwise, click Save and click Close when you are finished.

Create an app with Web AppBuilder

You can create a web app with ArcGIS Web AppBuilder from the content page, the web map item page (using the Create Web App button), or from Map Viewer (using the Share button). The following steps describe how to create an app with Web AppBuilder from the content page:

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. At the top of the site, click Content and click the My Content tab.
  3. Click Create and click Web AppBuilder.
  4. Choose either 2D or 3D.
  5. Type a title, tags, and a summary.
  6. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign Category and select up to 20 categories to help people find your app. You can also use the Filter categories box to narrow the list of categories.
  7. Optionally, select a different folder in My Content in which to save your app.
  8. Click OK to open Web AppBuilder and continue creating your app.

Create a dashboard with Dashboards

You can create a dashboard with ArcGIS Dashboards from the content page, the web map item page (using the Create Web App button), or from Map Viewer (using the Share button). The following steps show how to create a dashboard using ArcGIS Dashboards from the content page:

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. At the top of the site, click Content and click the My Content tab.
  3. Click Create and click Dashboards.
  4. Type a title, tags, and a summary.
  5. If your organization has set up content categories, click Assign Category and select up to 20 categories to help people find your app. You can also use the Filter categories box to narrow the list of categories.
  6. Optionally, select a different folder in My Content in which to save your app.
  7. Click OK to open ArcGIS Dashboards and continue creating your app.

Create a story map with StoryMaps

You can create a story map using ArcGIS StoryMaps from the content page or the web map item page (using the Create Web App button). The following steps describe how to create a story map from the content page:

  1. At the top of the site, click Content and click the My Content tab.
  2. Click Create and click StoryMaps.

    The StoryMaps builder opens and you can begin creating your story map.

Create a site with ArcGIS Hub

You can create an ArcGIS Hub site from the content page of your organization. To create a site from the content page, do the following:

  1. At the top of the site, click Content and click the My Content tab.
  2. Click Create and click Sites.

    The ArcGIS Hub site builder opens and you can begin creating your website.

Create an app with Experience Builder

You can create a web app with ArcGIS Experience Builder from the content page of your organization. To create a web app from the content page, do the following:

  1. At the top of the site, click Content and click the My Content tab.
  2. Click Create and click Experience Builder.

    Experience Builder opens and you can begin creating your app.