Briefings (beta) is a new output of ArcGIS StoryMaps that allows you to create slide-based presentations with real-time data and dynamic maps, providing your audience with meaningful context. Elevate your presentations to new heights with the portability and adaptability of the briefings tablet app, allowing you to seamlessly share on the go and access your briefings offline.
Since the beta release of the briefings tablet app in September 2023, we’ve made some exciting updates and improvements that will empower you to achieve more with briefings. We’ve been working hard to enhance the tablet app, and we can’t wait for you to explore the latest advancements.
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s new in the briefings tablet app:
- While we already support OAuth and SAML authentications in the beta release of briefings in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2, we are extending support for web tier authentications of ArcGIS Enterprise, including IWA, LDAP, and PKI.
- You’ll find that in the tablet app, custom themes now honor the selected logo, basemaps, and link formatting specified by the author of the custom theme.
- Links to ArcGIS items of the file types are now supported in the briefings tablet app.
- Featured theme fonts are now shown when displaying briefings in the tablet app.
- If your briefings have a swipe block with a web map or express map, the legend and home buttons are now visible in the slide view within the briefings tablet app.
- The legend, home button, and scale bar of web maps and express maps in your briefings can also now be viewed in the slide view if it is configured in the ArcGIS StoryMaps web app.
- Links to webpages and links to other slides within your briefings are now supported within the text block of the tablet app.
- A ‘Download briefing’ option and a ‘Remove from downloads’ option are now in the Gallery card menu of the tablet app.
Stay Tuned for More
Every few weeks, we’ll release additional features and bug fixes to enhance your experience with the briefings tablet app. To learn more about briefings and get access to the latest on the tablet app, please check out the following resources:
- Blog: Introducing the Briefings Tablet App: Access Your ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Anytime, Anywhere!
- Blog: ArcGIS StoryMaps Briefings Tablet App (Beta): Known Issues and What’s Coming
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We encourage you to take briefings for a test drive and let us know your thoughts. If you have issues or suggestions, please share your feedback through the in-app feedback form or in Esri Community.