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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 ArcGIS Configurable Apps template 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 from Map Viewer

To download an app from Map Viewer, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create and share content.
  2. Open a saved map in Map Viewer and click Share.
  3. Click Create A Web App and click the Configurable Apps tab.
  4. Choose what you want the app to do.

    By default, all apps are shown, but you can use the filters and search box in the panel to narrow your search.

  5. Click a thumbnail to see a description of the app and access the Download button.
  6. Click Download. The Esri GitHub repository web page opens with information you need to deploy and configure the app on your web server.
  7. Instructions also appear in ArcGIS Online. Read these directions and take note of your map ID. When you finish, click Done to close the window.
  8. Follow the instructions in the readme file for deploying and configuring your app. You can begin with minor changes such as 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 from the content page

To download an app from the content page, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in with privileges to create content.
  2. From the My Content tab of the content page, click Create and click Configurable Apps.

    By default, all apps are shown, but you can use the filters or search box in the panel to narrow your search.

  3. Choose the app template you want to download and click Download. The Esri GitHub repository web page opens with information you need to deploy and configure the app on your web server.
  4. Follow the instructions in the readme file for deploying and configuring your app. You can begin with minor changes such as 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 from a group page

To download an app from a group page, follow the steps below.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and have privileges to create and share content.
  2. Open the group for which you want to download an app.
  3. Click Share and click Create A Web App.
  4. Click a thumbnail to see a description of the app and access the Download button.
  5. Click Download. The Esri GitHub repository web page opens with information you need to deploy and configure the app on your web server.
  6. Instructions also appear in ArcGIS Online. Read these directions and take note of your group ID. When you finish, click Done to close the window.
  7. Follow the instructions in the readme file for deploying and configuring your app. You can begin with minor changes such as 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.