Create apps from scenes

You can create a web app with a scene using ArcGIS Configurable Apps, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, ArcGIS StoryMaps, or ArcGIS Experience Builder. Each of these options offer various functionality, such as different layouts and color schemes, tools, social media feeds, and so on. Choose either a Configurable Apps template or open Web AppBuilder, StoryMaps, or Experience Builder to configure their components, and publish the app. As an alternative, you can download a template and deploy it to your organization's web server.

A published web app is based on a scene, therefore, 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 with Configurable Apps

You can create a web app with Configurable Apps from the content page, the scene item page (using the Create Web App button), or from Scene Viewer (using the Share button). The following steps show how to create an app with Configurable Apps from the content page:

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. On the My Content tab of the content page, click Create.
  3. Click Configurable Apps and do the following:
    1. Choose the Display a Scene (3D) filter to see the apps that use a scene.
    2. Click a thumbnail to see a description of the app and access the Create Web App button.
    3. Click Create Web App to start configuring your app.
    4. Type a title, tags, and a summary for the app.
    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 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.

    8. Select a scene to use in the app and click Select.
    9. 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 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.

    10. Click Save to save your changes and click Close when you are finished configuring your app.

Create an app with Web AppBuilder

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

Note:
Web AppBuilder requires an organizational account.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. On the My Content tab of the content page, click Create.
  3. Click Web AppBuilder and do the following:
    1. Choose 3D.
    2. Type a title, tags, and a summary for the app.
    3. 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.
    4. Optionally, select a different folder in My Content in which to save your app.
    5. Click OK to open Web AppBuilder and continue creating your app.

Create a story with StoryMaps

You can create a story using ArcGIS StoryMaps from the content page or the scene item page (with the Create Web App button). The following steps show how to create a story 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.

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.