Rolling out with the latest update to ArcGIS Online, Operations Dashboard includes some updates to the user experience; a number of performance and stability updates and most importantly an all-new extensibility framework for developers!
New Features and Bug Fixes
The What’s New section of the documentation site provides a list of specific issues addressed in this release, however there are a few worth mentioning:
- Operations Dashboard is now in compliance with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
- Find Place Map tool includes suggestions as you type
- Units of measurement are based upon user profile settings
- Styling improvements to the Feature Details widget and Popups in the Browser app
User Experience Improvements
Opening an operation view, you will notice a few of the UX improvements right away. We have refreshed a lot of the icons throughout the app and updated the experience when adding widgets. The most dramatic is the Light and Dark Theme support added in the Browser app.
In the upper right corner of your browser you will find a black (or white) button that will toggle between light and dark themes.
New Extensibility Framework
You can extend the built-in functionality of the Operations Dashboard app with custom widgets, map tools and feature actions. Extending the capabilities of an operation view is a very powerful way to integrate with external systems (like the OSIsoft PI connector) or to provide focused, meaningful analytics (like the ERG Chemical Map Tool). These extensions enhance the Windows app and were developed using the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF.
Administrators of an ArcGIS Online subscription can register an operation extension and share it within a group for publishers and users of operation views. Once shared, publishers creating an operation view simply need to tap on Custom in the Add Widget dialog to find and use extensions within their views.
We are excited to provide a more intuitive, robust, and customizable Operations Dashboard for both users and developers. We would like your feedback as well! Comment on this article or send in your thoughts to Dashboard4ArcGIS@esri.com.