AppStudio for ArcGIS version 3.0 is Now Available!

We’re pleased to announce that version 3.0 of AppStudio for ArcGIS is now available. This release includes new features and productivity tools to help you quickly create beautiful apps to share to the public or deploy throughout an organization.

You can get the new version of AppStudio by logging into or download AppStudio Desktop and Player from the download page.

So What’s New in AppStudio 3.0?

Support for high-accuracy GPS/GNSS receivers

AppStudio for ArcGIS now supports connecting directly to GPS/GNSS receivers  so you can bring high-accuracy location data directly into your apps. To use a GPS/GNSS receiver with AppStudio, it must support the output of NMEA 0183 sentences.  AppStudio 3.0 includes a new “GNSS Info” sample app to help get you started with using GPS/GNSS receivers . The GNSS Info app includes:

AppStudio Desktop Improvements

With this release AppStudio now moves to ArcGIS Runtime version 100.2.1 with enhancements such as rasters in Mobile Map Packages, and improved WMS and 3D scene support.  Note,  with this release we also discontinued support for ArcGIS Runtime 10.2.6 on AppStudio Desktop; please read this blog post to learn more about this deprecation. Additionally, we have improved the sample searching experience by adding a new combo box to categorize more than 60 samples.

Updated AppStudio Player

AppStudio Player 3.0 now includes support for fingerprint login on Android, Face ID login on iPhone X, and ability to apply an ArcGIS Runtime license per app when running in Player. AppStudio Player 3.0 supports apps built with new generation of ArcGIS Runtime 100.x. Just in case you still have apps that are built using the older generation of ArcGIS Runtime 10.2.x, we have released Player Classic separately in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Improved AppStudio Templates

All three app templates (Map Viewer, Map Tour, Quick Report) have received many exciting new features, bug-fixes and improvements in user experience in this release.
Map Tour: The Map Tour template now works fully offline with the support of Mobile Map Packages! Also, a warning message will be displayed when downloading Mobile Map Packages with cellular data on all three templates
MapViewer: Sign into Map Viewer quicker and safer using fingerprint (iOS/Android), or face ID (iPhone X). A new Measure tool is now available in Map Viewer to help you measure distance or area on the map. And the Map Viewer gallery now supports new options to show online maps only, offline maps only, or both.
Quick Report: The results page message has been improved to report each attachment’s upload status to the feature service. You can also rename video attachments in the Quick Report.

Learn More

Visit the AppStudio Group on GeoNet to Learn About AppStudio 3.0

To see examples of some of the great apps that have been created with AppStudio for ArcGIS visit the AppStudio Showcase.

We can’t wait to see the awesome apps you create with AppStuido 3.0.

–The AppStudio Team

About the authors

Chris LeSueur is a Product Manager for the ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps and ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Game Engines. Chris has over 20yrs experience in the GIS industry working in various positions in Technical Marketing, Competitive Intelligence, and Product Management. As a product manager Chris works to broaden the reach of GIS by improving the native app development experience for mobile, desktop, and games engine developers.


Tina Jin is a Product Engineer on ArcGIS AppStudio team.

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