Collector for ArcGIS on Windows 10 is available in Beta!
We are excited to announce that Collector for ArcGIS on the Windows 10 platform is now available in Beta. Since January 2013 organizations have been using Collector on the iOS and Android platforms to gather and update data in the field, create and configure maps to fit their organization’s workflows, and track work progress, whether they are online or disconnected.
However, many organizations prefer Windows devices because they fit well into their existing enterprise architecture. The release of Windows 10 last month has opened new doors for creating engaging apps for PCs, tablets, and phones. Coupled with Microsoft’s free upgrade strategy, the Windows updates will be similar to the iOS and Android operating systems moving forward. Which is why we are working hard on releasing Collector for ArcGIS on the Windows 10 platform.
But first, we want your feedback! If you’re interested in testing the app please join our GeoNet group called Collector for ArcGIS (Windows) Beta Program. This is where we’ll be sharing important information about the app and gathering feedback from you. Once you’re on the group page, see the document How to test and provide feedback for instructions.
There are only a few requirements to test the beta:
- A tablet or PC that runs on Windows 10. We will not be supporting earlier versions of Windows
- A Microsoft account. This is required to download the app from the Windows Store
- An ArcGIS organizational account (including Portal for ArcGIS)
- An Esri account, in order to sign into GeoNet
We plan to release Collector for ArcGIS on Windows 10 for tablets and PCs in the fourth quarter of this year, with support for Windows 10 for mobile following soon after.
We are excited to extend the power of Collector for ArcGIS to Windows users and look forward to hearing from you. Visit the Collector for ArcGIS (Windows) Beta Program group page on GeoNet today to get started.