What's new

The October 2023 update for ArcGIS Instant Apps includes the new features, app templates, and enhancements listed below. For more information, see the What's new in Instant Apps blog article.

Instant Apps home

  • When searching app capabilities on the home page, you can now directly access the app tools matrix (PDF), an alphabetical reference table that compares configurable capabilities among templates.
  • When browsing content from the home page, you can click the new Map, Scene, or Group tabs, select an item, and explore the templates that support the preselected content before creating an app.
  • The Template filter on the My Apps tab is now single-select to streamline filtering your apps by a single template.
  • The thumbnail in My Apps and an app's item page now match. To ensure that the default thumbnail is meaningful, it automatically uses that of the map, scene, or group used in the app, and remains in sync even if you change the content later. You can edit the app's item details to use a custom thumbnail instead, but it no longer automatically updates to match the content used in the app. For apps created before the October 2023 release, you must republish the app to update and synchronize the thumbnail; otherwise, My Apps will display the default template thumbnails for any apps without a custom thumbnail image.
  • The Save a copy button is now available on the My Apps tab for apps in your organization that you have access to but don't own. If you don't want others to be able to save a copy of your app, open the item page, click the Settings tab, and turn off the corresponding Save as option.

Configuration

  • Some templates now have the option to exclude end user Social media sharing options from the sharing menu. Social media sharing options are still available from the configuration panel.
  • Most single-map apps now include a new Map area setting that combines an improved Navigation boundary configuration and a new Map view option to set the initial map extent for the app, which overrides the web map's default extent. (The Map view setting will be available in Imagery Viewer in a future release.)
  • When you configure Exhibit, Insets, Observer (beta), and Public Notification with an introduction window, it automatically includes a Don't show this again checkbox so end users can opt to hide the modal window the next time they open the app. (This improvement will be added to more apps in a future release.)
  • Some templates allow you to provide translations for your custom text in the app so users can choose to view your app in a specific language. (The language switcher configuration option will be available in more templates in a future release.)

Templates

  • Manager (beta) is a new app template that allows users to interact with multiple maps and review and modify editable layers. After reviewing data, users can edit attributes, attachments and related records of features. Manager will also include a basic set of map exploration tools to help navigate the maps.
  • 3D Viewer now supports attribute filtering, so app users can choose an attribute and refine features based on the selected attribute.
  • Atlas is out of beta with overall user interface improvements and improvements, including enhancements to sketch tools like text annotations and more symbols, and the ability to turn off tools such as Measure, Sketch, and 2D/3D switching. You can also choose which basemaps appear in the gallery for app users and add short descriptions, embedded images (such as a logo), and alignment adjustments to the cover page. Users can also sign in with an ArcGIS account to save the map they create in the app and open it later as items in their organization or when they use your Atlas app again.
  • Attachment Viewer now supports attribute filtering, so app users can choose an attribute to refine features and associated attachments based on the selected attribute. In the map-focused layout, clustering is now supported to help you aggregate data.
  • Insets now allows you to apply attribute filters to limit the features that appear in each inset map when configuring custom layouts.
  • Media Map now supports attribute filtering, so app users can choose an attribute to refine features based on the selected attribute.
  • Nearby now uses map extent as the default search method to narrow down results. In addition, you can set the maximum number of visible results for user searches.