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Quick reference

Allow your mobile workers to capture records with predefined attributes while working at speed.

The following are the main parts of the app:

  • Sign in
  • My Workspace
  • Get Projects
  • Settings
  • Project

Sign in

You have the following options on the sign in page:

  • Sign in with ArcGIS Online—Provide the user name and password for an ArcGIS account.
  • Sign in with ArcGIS Enterprise—Provide the URL of your ArcGIS Enterprise and click Continue. Sign in to your ArcGIS account.

    Optionally click the QR code scanner to enter your portal address. QR codes for portal addresses are created using third-party apps or websites, and the portal URL in the QR code should be of the format

  • Continue without signing in—If you do not have an ArcGIS account, you can still use QuickCapture, as long as the project you are downloading has been shared with everyone. Press the add project button Add project and choose one of the following:
    • Scan QR Code—Scan a code you have received from the project author. This will immediately download the project.
    • Enter Access Code—Enter the case-sensitive code that you have received from the project author. This will immediately download the project.
    • Browse Projects—Download from the selection of sample projects in which you can capture and send records. These records are public but will be regularly removed.

Projects downloaded when not signed in are stored in a public workspace.


To try, use either of the following to launch the Road Debris Reporter sample project.

  • QR code—QR code for road debris reporter sample project
  • Access code—0eC5im0

My Workspace

Projects that have been downloaded to your device when signed in, are listed here. Tap the information button on the project card to learn more about a project or to delete it from the device. If an update is available for a downloaded project, it is identified in the project card, tap the card to update the project.

Press the add project button Add project and choose one of the following:

  • Scan QR Code—Scan a code you have received from the project author. This immediately downloads the project.
  • Browse Projects—Download from the selection of projects that have been shared with you. Projects are sorted by date, so new projects are at the top of the list.


The following settings are defined once and apply to all projects used on the device:

  • Sound—Choose a sound when a button is tapped in the project to capture a record. The options are beep or text to speech. Text to speech reads the label of the button.
  • Vibrate—The device will vibrate when a button is tapped in the project to capture a record.
  • Autosend—Choose the time interval when records from the device are sent to your ArcGIS organization. The options are off, immediately, every 30 seconds, every 15 minutes, or every hour. When Autosend is enabled, records are also sent when you close the project or restart the app.
  • Stay Awake—Keep the app in the foreground and active. This only applies when you are on the Project page of the app.
  • Location Provider—Select the source of position information. The default provider is the integrated location provider for the device. You can optionally add and use an external or networked location provider. For more information, see Use a high-accuracy receiver.

Each location provider has the following settings:

  • Alerts—Optionally choose text to speech or vibration to indicate a change in the connection to the location provider. Changes include receiver disconnection or data not being received. The default is off.
  • Antenna height—The distance measured from the ground to the antenna. The antenna height is subtracted from the altitude value. The default is 0.
  • Altitude type—The default altitude is above mean sea level, and there is no user-defined geoid separation.


A project displays buttons for each feature type that has been configured by the project author. Buttons can be organized in groups that can be collapsed and expanded. Buttons are tapped to capture new records. Buttons that have been configured to capture an image when tapped display a camera icon in the upper left corner of the button.

You can also do the following on the Project page:

  • View captured records.
  • Edit the last captured record.
  • View location accuracy.

View captured records

Click the map button to open a map to view unsubmitted records that are on the device. You can do the following in the map view:

  • See a count of all local records.
  • Select records.
  • Delete records.
  • Send all records to ArcGIS.

When a record is selected, a card appears showing the label and symbology of the button used to capture the record. Cards also display the entered user input value (if applicable) and the captured photo. When multiple overlapping records are selected, swipe left or right to cycle through the cards.

Data is not visible on the map once it has been uploaded to ArcGIS. To view all of your collected records, disable Autosend, and manually upload the records.

The map view is only available when the device is online.

Edit the last captured record

You can edit a record for a short time after the record is captured. You can either delete the record or change the location captured for the record.

  • Edit—Launch a map page where you can update the location of the last captured record.
  • Delete—Delete the last captured record.

Update location

When you choose to update the location of a record, you will see map with your current location.

  • Update—Move to the new location or pan the map to change the location that will be captured for the record.
  • Cancel—Return to the project page, keeping the original record location.

Location accuracy

At the bottom of the project, the horizontal accuracy is displayed with a warning if the defined threshold is not met. The default recommended accuracy threshold is 30 meters. The display varies based on the following conditions:

  • When the accuracy value is lower than the threshold value, only the accuracy value is displayed.
  • When the accuracy value is higher than the threshold value, the accuracy value is displayed, and the bottom panel turns orange.
  • When there is no valid location, a waiting for location message appears and the bottom panel turns red. Tap the bottom panel to display a dialog box that provides more information about the error.

A required accuracy threshold may also be set by the project author. This prevents you from capturing records if the threshold is not met.

The threshold values are defined by the project author and are a per-project setting. The display units are defined by the locale of the device running the app.