Earlier this year, we released a beta of offline capabilities as part of our 10.2 release. Today, we are happy to announce that offline functionality is now available in final form with the latest 10.2.2 release. Download the SDKs now (iOS|OS X). Continue reading
This is a minor update containing a few bug fixes and performance improvements for rendering tiles on the map display. It also allows you to use the Runtime SDK side-by-side with Geotrigger SDK for iOS in your Xcode projects.
We’re pleased to announce that version 10.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDKs for iOS and OS X are now available for download. With this release, you can now view, edit, and analyze geographic data entirely on an iOS device or a Mac without needing a network connection. Finally, you can build apps that cut the chord and take GIS out into the wild unknown. Support for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks is also included so that you can take advantage of new platform features and deploy your apps to the widest possible audience.
This update allows your iOS apps to use tile packages (.tpk files) that are greater than 2 GB in size. It also removes a potential conflict between the ArcGIS library and 3′rd party SQLite libraries you may wish to use in your projects. Continue reading
First off, thanks to everyone who came out to the Esri International Developer Summit in Palm Springs. It was great to meet you, share in your passion for technology, and get clear and direct feedback from you.
Some of you at the conference reported to us performance issues you were experiencing in your iOS apps after upgrading to version 10.1.1 of SDK. Some of these issues have also been previously reported on the user forums. We’re happy to announce today that we have an update that will greatly improve performance of your iOS apps by reducing memory and CPU utilization of the display subsystem. You can download the update here.
To our international users, we would also like to point out that this update adds translations for 6 new languages – Danish, Estonian, Hebrew, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Portuguese (Portugal).
We encourage you to try out the update and let us know how things go. As always, we’ll be listening.
At the start of this new year, we’re happy to announce that a new version of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS is now available. . This release adds support for commonly requested functionality such as advanced military symbology, secure communication using PKI client certificates, simulating location updates, sorting and grouping query results, and much more. You can download the SDK here.
Apple recently revealed the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 with much fanfare at their media event on Sep 12th. iOS 6 became available to the general public a week later, and Apple stores started selling the first iPhone 5 devices today. The long lines outside the Apple stores prove once again that Apple has a hit on their hands, and approximately 15% of users had already upgraded their devices to iOS 6 on the first day of its release. It is apparent that users are moving up to iOS 6 and no doubt, they will want to take their apps with them.
It’s only been a couple of months since we pushed out our last release, but here we are again with another release because we wanted to share with you some of the exciting work we’ve done since then.
This update contains a minor fix to the SDK installer. The v2.2 installer was unnecessarily laying down files related to ArcGIS Project Templates for XCode. As many of you might recall, these templates were deprecated and removed back at v2.1.
In majority of the cases, the laying down of these template files did not cause any harm. However, in exceptional cases, users were not able to install the v2.2 SDK due to permission issues related to where the files were being written. Even worse, the templates were being recognized by XCode giving users the false impression that ArcGIS project templates were still available and supported in v2.2. We would like to clarify that these templates are legacy, left over from the pre-v2.1 days.
The 2.2.1 installer has been fixed to not lay down the templates. There is no change to the API or the functionality.
On the heels of yet another engaging Developer Summit, we are happy to announce that v2.2 of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS is now available for download from the resource center. Some of the improvements made in this release include -
- Ability to search for and access content, users, and groups on portals such as ArcGIS.com
- Support for WMS layers
- Conversion to and from Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) coordinates
- Improved performance of geometric operations using AGSGeometryEngine.
- Better handling of “No Data” tiles for tiled layers
- Faster loading of popups
- Faster rendering of graphics
- and much more…
You can refer to the documentation for more information about these improvments and how to migrate your existing applications to the new SDK.
For all of you who made it out to Palm Springs for the Developer Summit, thank you for coming and attending the sessions. We will soon make the iOS application that was shown in the plenary and tech sessions available as a sample on the resource center. We hope to see you again at this year’s User Conference in San Diego.
Contributed by Divesh Goyal of the ArcGIS for iOS Development Team