In the upcoming December 2021 update of ArcGIS Online, 4 configurable app templates will move into the Mature phase of the Product Lifecycle. In addition, 6 classic Story Maps configurable app templates have moved into the Extended Support phase with Sep 2021 Online update. All 10 templates will be removed from the default Configurable Apps Gallery. Table below lists those templates and the recommended alternatives as next generation of Configurable Apps, ArcGIS Instant Apps, and other Esri apps.
Consider exploring those recommended alternatives when it’s time you decide to build the replacement application with better performance and loads of new capabilities offered in today’s ArcGIS platform.
|Configurable Apps moving to Mature Support||Recommended alternatives|
|Elevation Profile||Media Map, 3D Viewer, Nearby|
|Layer Showcase||Category Gallery|
|Minimal Gallery||Category Gallery|
|Story Map Basic||Basic|
|Classic Esri Story Maps configurable app moving to Extended Support||Recommended alternatives|
|Story Map Series||Portfolio, ArcGIS StoryMaps (Collection), Experience Builder|
|Story Map Swipe and Spyglass||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Swipe block)|
|Story Map Tour||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Tour templates)|
|Story Map Journal||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Sidecar)|
|Story Map Shortlist||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Tour templates)|
|Story Map Cascade||ArcGIS StoryMaps|
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.
What does the Extended Support Phase of a classic Esri Story Maps configurable application template mean?
- Please refer to this announcement blog from StoryMaps team.
Can I still create apps from these templates even after they are moved to the mature phase?
The answer is Yes. 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 configurable app template group in the organization administration settings. Members in your organization will then be able to create additional apps from the template.
I have a map which is part of the existing Configurable App I built a while ago and now it moves to mature phase. Can my app continue to work and be accessible if I open the map in new Map Viewer , enable a few new capabilities (such as Effect) and save it in new Map Viewer?
The answer is Yes. Your app will continue to work and be accessible to your users. However, those capabilities enabled in new Map Viewer but not available in Classic Map Viewer will unfortunately not show up in your existing app.
ArcGIS Instant Apps team is actively seeking feedback of latest Instant Apps, as well as suggestions and ideas to build next focused app to interact with your map and data. Share yours at Esri Community (formerly known as GeoNet) ArcGIS Instant Apps Question board and Ideas site.