In the upcoming December 2018 release of ArcGIS Online, five configurable app templates will move into the Mature phase of the Product Lifecycle and will be removed from the default Configurable Apps Gallery. See the table below for details and the recommended alternative to those moving to mature support.
|Mature Support||Recommended Alternative|
|Map Tools||Map Styler|
|Simple Map Viewer||Map Styler|
|Map Carousel||Minimal Gallery; Story Map Series|
|Compare Analysis||Compare (new in December 2018)|
|Compare Scenes||Compare (new in December 2018)|
To migrate to the recommended alternative App, find the map or group that your original app was built with and create a new app using the new configurable app. See these help topics for more details on creating an app from a map or from a group.
Story Map Series is not a group based app but but creates a similar outcome to to show a collection of web maps.
Compare will support two maps, two scenes, or one of each.
What does the Mature Phase of a configurable application template mean?
- If you have already configured an application using a template that is in the mature phase, the app will continue to work and be accessible to your users.
- No new functionality will be added to the template in future releases.
- No reported issues or bugs will be fixed in the app.
- The item details page will indicate that the app is in mature support and will point you to resources for similar functionality.
Can I still create apps from these templates even after they are moved to the mature phase?
- These apps will remain as items in ArcGIS Online after they have been moved to the mature phase. If you still want to use the apps, you can create a custom configurable app group that contains the app item. Set this group as your group configurable app template group in the organization administration settings. Users in your organization will then be able to create additional apps from the template.
- You will also notice that some language is changing to describe configurable application templates that have moved out of the general availability phase of the product lifecycle. Moving forward in upcoming releases, configurable apps will use the extended phase and mature phase to more accurately indicate the appropriate phase of the template. For more information about the product lifecycle and definitions, please see the following product lifecycle document.