ArcGIS QuickCapture

What is New in ArcGIS QuickCapture (December 2019)

This new update to ArcGIS QuickCapture brings support for public projects, productivity enhancements to QuickCapture designer and a more robust mobile app across all supported platforms. A sweet release to close a great year!

ArcGIS QuickCapture Screenshots in mobile devices

QuickCapture Public Projects

Starting with this release, ArcGIS Hub Premium customers can share QuickCapture projects publicly.  Public QuickCapture projects can be downloaded into the mobile app without the need to login with an ArcGIS account.

The way this works is simple: If your ArcGIS Online organization is licensed with ArcGIS Hub Premium, the sharing dialog within the QuickCapture designer unlocks the share with Everyone option.

At that point, once your project is shared with everyone, all you need to do is to distribute your project’s  link or QR code for people to download it and use it. You can share them via social media, your website, an email campaign or even better, through an ArcGIS StoryMap!

We have created a just-for-fun project to illustrate what the experience for engaging end-users can look like.  Give a try to our Santa Sightings story map for details. Simple. Right?

Crowdsourcing, citizen-science and community engagement initiatives are a great fit for QuickCapture public projects.  Combined with the many great features in ArcGIS Hub to manage initiatives, organize your content and sustain user engagement, QuickCapture public projects can really open a lot of possibilities!

QuickCapture public projects can also be quite handy in other scenarios. In an emergency response situation, for example, time to equip first responders with the tools they need to document what they see in the field is limited.  With a QuickCapture public project, you can dramatically accelerate the time needed to get them up and running.

Enhancements to the QuickCapture designer

This release also adds new features into QuickCapture designer so you can create your projects more easily.

User Inputs can now be easily configured from the QuickCapture designer. For more details, check our Understanding User Inputs in ArcGIS QuickCapture blog post and our Configure a project—QuickCapture | Documentation help topic.

Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements

There are many other enhancements and fixes in the designer and the mobile app. The full list can be found in our What’s New help topic. In general, you will find many refinements in both the designer and the mobile app that make them much more robust.  For example, the mobile app can more reliably work in poor-connectivity scenarios. Designer is also better at catching some logical errors in your designs. For example, designer will no longer let you publish a project where you leave required fields unpopulated.

Next steps

We are already working on version 1.4 and we are aiming to make it available in the Early Adopter Program in early 2020.  Here are our driver tasks for 1.4:

Designer enhancements:

Mobile app:

Other projects we have in our backlog include:

Join us in GeoNet

We have created a GeoNet QuickCapture group. In it you will find tutorials, a focused blog and a discussion forum.  If you want to share feedback or have technical questions, do not hesitate joining the group.

About the author

Ismael Chivite joined Esri in 2002. A geographer by training, he loves helping people leverage GIS to improve the way they work. As a Senior Product Manager, Ismael is always looking for ideas to create new and improve existing Esri products. Outside working hours: Legos, rock climbing, Romanesque architecture and jamon iberico. On occasion, he enjoys jamon during working hours too.

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