You may have heard plans for a 10.2.1 release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs. Well, release dates for pieces of the ArcGIS platform have shifted a bit, so the next Runtime SDK release will be version 10.2.2. This shift allows the Runtime to be released with the rest of the platform and at the same time as 10.2.2 versions of ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online.
This is an exciting release for us that brings along significant capabilities you’ve been asking for:
One of our goals with the new release is to make it easier for you to get the SDKs and start your app development! You’ll be able to download any of our Runtime SDKs from one central location and once installed can immediately start your project with no need to license your development machine. In addition, we’ve standardized the Basic and Standard deployment options across all the platforms we support.
Taking Data Offline
We all know that cell and WIFI coverage isn’t available everywhere and many of you need to develop solutions allowing your users to take their data offline and use it without connectivity. In this next release you have many offline capabilities at your disposal:
- View and edit your data including attachments and related tables.
- Take Esri basemaps offline
- Sync your data with a service on premise or hosted in ArcGIS.com
- Perform offline routing and geocoding.
You’ll see some huge performance improvements in the map, graphics layer, and feature layers. An improved display engine means graphics are rendered almost twice as fast as before and the display of basemap tiles also sees a huge improvement!
The next release will include updates for the following SDKs:
- ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS
- ArcGIS Runtime SDK for OS X
- ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android
- ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java
- ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt
We’re also working on a new Runtime SDK for .NET allowing you to target several Microsoft platforms including the Desktop, Windows Store and Windows Phone. Look for the public beta in March!