Configurable Apps

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There's a Configurable App for That!

Create and Publish Web Apps Quickly (No Coding Required)

Do you need an easy way to communicate with your audience and share your stories? Configurable apps are the fastest and easiest way to go from a map to a shareable app.

Choose from Lots of Apps

There are lots of configurable apps to choose from depending on your audience’s needs, what you need the app to do, and how you need it to look. Start with these two questions. Who is going to use my app? What are the key points I want them to take away from the experience?

Each configurable app offers something different. Different…

  • layouts and colors schemes
  • editing and identify tool choices
  • options for social media feeds
  • side-by-side map viewers
  • storytelling capabilities

Your Work is Done in Six Simple Steps

Follow these six steps (no coding required) to leverage one of the configurable apps to create your app for your audience.

Six Steps to Make Your First App

Share Your App

Sharing your app with others is never a problem. Your app can be hosted on ArcGIS Online, it can reside on your own organization’s servers, or you can even use third-party resources like Amazon.

See Some Examples

Here are a just a few of the many configurable apps available to you at your fingertips with ArcGIS:

Basic Viewer

Basic Viewer

Present a general purpose app with a collection of essential tools, like edit, print, etc.



Lets your map speak for itself with a very simple user interface.

Public Information

Easily add Twitter tweets or other geolocated content from social media sources like Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube.

Crowdsource Reporter

Crowdsource Reporter

Collect a variety of crowdsourced issues or observations in a single app.

Story Map Tour

Story Map Tour

Present a linear, place-based narrative featuring images and videos.

Story Map Swipe and Spyglass

Story Map Swipe and Spyglass

Interact with two web maps or layers in a single view.



Learn More

Learn more about configurable apps and how to create them in these guided Learn ArcGIS lessons.

Learn ArcGIS lesson The App You'll Learn About
Get Started with Story Maps Story Map Tour
Fight Child Poverty with Demographic Analysis Minimalist
Get Started with ArcGIS Online Basic Viewer
A Place to Play Story Map Series
Get Started with Map Viewer Simple Map Viewer
Homeless in the Badlands Compare Analysis
Hiking Red Rock Canyon Elevation Profile
Depict Land-Use Change with Time-Enabled Apps Time Aware


Find configurable apps that will help you communicate more effectively with your audience by changing maps into shareable apps.



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Configurable apps are included with ArcGIS. To unlock the full capabilities of configurable apps, you'll need an ArcGIS organizational account.

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