What’s new in ArcGIS Companion 3.1 (March 2020)

ArcGIS Companion v3.1 has just been released. We have added some exciting new features and improvements to the app. Here are the highlights of the release:

Support for Storyteller user type

ArcGIS Companion now supports the Storyteller user type that was introduced in January 2020. Administrators can use the app to assign this user type to applicable members. Once assigned, you can view the included licenses on the Licenses tab of the member’s profile page.


Licenses tab of the profile page for a member assigned the Storyteller user type

Support for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8

When you upgrade to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8, you’ll continue to be able to use Companion to access your organization. If this is your first time signing in to your portal with the app, you need to be on the network from where your portal is accessible. Tap the Sign In button, Add account > choose ArcGIS Enterprise, add the portal URL (such as, tap next, and sign in using OAuth2 with your built-in account or using Enterprise login.


Bug fixes and other improvements

 Based on your feedback, we’ve made the following corrections to improve your experience:


Please note that the ArcGIS Companion app version has jumped from 2.5 to 3.1. In case you missed our v2.5 update announcement You can read all about it here.

About the authors

Lead Product Engineer working with AppStudio for ArcGIS + ArcGIS Companion. Has been working with Esri for 10+ years. Enjoys working with ArcGIS Runtime and Mobile app development while working on real world GIS & spatial challenges.

Group Engineer Manager and Software Development Lead. Story Maps + AppStudio + Survey123 + ArcGIS Companion + Esri Labs. Sathya Prasad has been with Esri for 14 years and currently works in the Software Development group. Sathya has spent more than fifteen years in the intersection of software and GIS industry and has extensive experience with Mobile, Web, Social, Spatial and Cloud technologies. Sathya enjoys solving hard problems especially in the GIS and spatial world and coming up with very creative solutions. His background is in both computer science and business education.

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