When building apps these days, there are a number of well-known and reality-proven guides to follow. Amongst other aspects, one of the most important is to keep the app as focused as possible. Why focusing? Focusing on something helps to differentiate the important things from the not so important ones. It helps to ensure that you build exactly what is required and avoid building everything that is possible, so the app is presented in its most useful and usable form. That is what makes apps apps, and not large applications. But focusing on what?
20.02.2014Today, there is a huge range of possibilities to create and/or customize apps with map.apps. As easy as it is to visually configure our app through the builder, the in-app editing facilities of map.apps or even the configuration itself, there will be times where you need to go a step further. These activities can range from 'Do a complete project implementation with map.apps' to the smaller straightforward things. Like you might want to create a new layout or apply your own set of favorite colors, or you would like to just add a single new functionality, datastore or widget kind of bundle.
07.01.2014map.apps customers are now free to choose – all customers have the opportunity to indicate a preferred custom colour when making an order. The software will then be supplied with a specially configured main colour scheme that matches this colour. This means that it will now be possible to create any number of apps using the App Builder, based on this custom colour scheme. It could not be simpler – and best of all – this service is available free of charge. Moreover, a wide range of additional predefined colour variations are available for app creation. Whether you need smaller apps that can be integrated in dedicated web sites, mobile map applications, or complex GIS viewers – map.apps customers now have all the possibilities at their fingertips for customising their applications' colour schemes.
21.11.2013As described in a previous post map.apps is ready for Esri's ArcGIS Marketplace. In this post, the technical steps that are required to bring your map.apps app to the marketplace will be described. The main simple step to make your existing app "marketplace ready" is, to activate two bundles that are available in map.apps 2.1.5. Those bundles are named "webmap" and "agolauthn":
15.10.2013Visitors to the con terra stand at this year's Intergeo got an exciting demonstration of the map.apps application's new 3.0 release. This version features a host of new functions centered around the program's integrability into ArcGIS Online and the new ArcGIS Marketplace.
04.10.2013Since version 2.1.5 (and of course this also applies for the upcoming 3.0 release), map.apps supports GeoJSON. GeoJSON is a community driven, open format to represent geographic information. The format is supported by several software products like FME and GeoServer. Our implementation is based on Esri’s terraformer toolkit, published on GitHub (https://github.com/Esri/Terraformer). Beside the GeoJSON support, this library also adds the functionality to read and convert Well-Known Text (WKT) to Esri geometry types.
09.09.2013The Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation has published an interactive map of the facilities protection based on map.apps. The new app provides users with an overview of the protection areas of air traffic control facilities in Germany. Through the online service, users can quickly and easily determine if buildings are planned within a protection zone.