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From groups to galleries to apps


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A group is a collection of items usually related to a specific topic or area of interest. Groups are an effective way to gather content together and enable others to easily find and use the items. To really make content in your group resonate, you can go beyond just having a shared group and create a better presentation of group content using a curated gallery of items or a group-based ArcGIS Instant App.

Configuring a group gallery is an inherent capability of groups. Group apps are designed to work with the items you add to a group, and offer different ways to present those items beyond the standard capabilities of the group alone.

Here are several ways you can effectively present content in a group.

Configure a curated group gallery

A great way to showcase the best layers, maps, or apps in your groups is to highlight specific group content. By default, the content gallery for a group displays the most recently added items under the group description. Group owners, group managers, and members with administrative privileges to manage content in groups can curate a gallery of featured group content instead of showing recently added items.

For more information, see Use a curated gallery to feature group content.

 

Use an Instant App

ArcGIS Instant Apps that use groups can be found in several ways, but the easiest is to go to the group item Overview tab, click Create Web App, then choose Instant Apps.

Create Web App

The Instant Apps home page will open, showing the available apps for group content at the top. These are Atlas and Category Gallery.

ArcGIS Instant Apps for groups

 

Category Gallery

Category Gallery offers more interactivity than the Minimal Gallery.  Users can explore the content using search or filters, including categories defined at the group or organization levels.  The key value that this app provides is the ability to leverage categorized content from a group. This example shows the default configuration of the app.

Category Gallery key features

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More information

Group based gallery apps enable you to present a specific collection of content in a meaningful way to your audience, whether it be the public, organizations you are working and sharing with, or specific users within your organization. Group gallery apps are designed to work with the items you add to a group, and offer different ways to present those items beyond the standard capabilities of the group alone.

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