ArcGIS QuickCapture

What's new in ArcGIS QuickCapture (June 2022)

ArcGIS QuickCapture is Esri’s rapid data collection mobile app. With QuickCapture, you can quickly collect field observations to document issues, damage or important events.  Not familiar with QuickCapture? Watch this 2 minute video:

What’s new in the June 2022 update

This update includes support for Bulgarian language, new device variables and improvements in the QuickCapture designer. The build number for the mobile app in the Apple, Android and Windows app stores is 1.14.

New device variables

ArcGIS QuickCapture collects a lot of information with the single tap of a button and that’s in part thanks to device variables. Use device variables to have GIS attributes automatically populate.  There are more than 50:

In this release you will find four new device variables. Use them to better understand how field crews manage the battery life of their devices:

What's new June 2022: Battery device variables

Upcoming layer requirements for enabling photo uploads

For compatibility with old (prior to 10.4) versions of ArcGIS Enterprise, QuickCapture supports adding photos to layers configured with supportsApplyEditsWithGlobalIds = false.  This property has an important effect on how data, and attachments, are added into a layer. Having this property set to true guarantees the most robust data upload behavior when working in poor network conditions.

Starting with this update, QuickCapture designer will warn you if your project includes a layer with this property set to false. Read this help topic to learn more about supportsApplyEditsWithGlobalIds.

In early 2023 we will end support for working with layers where supportsApplyEditsWithGlobalIds = false. Check the ArcGIS QuickCapture deprecation notices in the Esri Tech Support site for more details.

QuickCapture designer enhancements

Some of you requested that we make the QR code of a project accessible even before the project is shared. The QR code is now always available. Check it out below.

What's new June 2022: The QR project code now is always shown in the QuickCapture designer SHARE dialog

A new set of new icons has also been added to the gallery.

What's new June 2022: New icons have been added to the gallery in QuickCapture designer

Other enhancements

What’s coming next

Our next update will ship in late August 2022.  As usual, find the Beta builds in the QuickCapture Early Adopter site.  Features in the works include:

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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