Tag: Android

The new BAO Mobile App Brings Key Market Research Insights for More than 135 Countries to Android Devices

Understanding the local characteristics of a marketplace is key to making decisions on where to invest in a business. Business development and market research professionals especially in the real estate, food services, banking, and retail sectors are often visiting sites and assessing trade areas. They need access to market research insights not only in their offices but also on the go. The new BAO Mobile app helps them access demographic, spending, and market profile data anywhere, anytime on their iOS and now on Android devices.

New Release for Android Devices

Here are some highlights of what you can do with the new app on Android devices: Continue reading

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Related Tables – Exploring New Ways to use Collector for ArcGIS


With the 10.3 release of Collector for ArcGIS, you can explore new frontiers with your smartphones and tablets and boldly take field data collection where no one in your organization has taken it before. Yeah that’s pretty geeky but that’s … Continue reading

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The State of Eclipse with ArcGIS Android v10.2.5

The recent release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android v10.2.5 is intended to be used with Android Studio as the official IDE for Android development using the Gradle-based build system. The 10.2.5 release of the Android SDK is mostly for users who want to use the official Android Development IDE.  There were only minor changes to the API with 10.2.5, please refer to the release notes to see if they affect your ArcGIS Android app workflows.  If you have been using Eclipse with ADT and the ArcGIS Android Eclipse plugin, be aware that Android Studio is the official IDE for Android, so you should migrate to Android Studio as soon as you can.  For help moving projects see our Migrating to Android Studio post.  If migrating to Android Studio is not an option in the short term, you can continue to use the ArcGIS Android Eclipse plugin with ArcGIS Android 10.2.4, but we advise that you begin to think about a migration strategy as we will not be supporting the Eclipse plugin with 10.2.5 or later versions of the SDK.  We will continue to support alternative IDE’s, e.g. Eclipse & IntelliJ IDEA, through manual project setup.

Using Eclipse with ArcGIS Android v10.2.5 Continue reading

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Migrating to Android Studio

Android Studio is the official IDE for Android and is the default IDE for ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android.  This post will guide you through migrating your ArcGIS Android projects from Eclipse to Android Studio.

Import Eclipse project to Android Studio

Importing your Eclipse projects directly into Android Studio is the preferred approach as it will detect many source libs and replace them with maven dependencies, e.g. Android Support Library, which means you no longer have to maintain the libraries manually.  Additionally, it will rewrite the project using the new canonical Android Gradle project structure. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Runtime SDK 10.2.5 for Android is here!


The 10.2.5 release of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android has arrived, and we are very excited to share the work that’s been done to modernize and enhance the professional development experience for ArcGIS Android developers. As you may have … Continue reading

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Now Available: Explorer for ArcGIS on Android

Android holding Explorer

Calling all Android users!…We believe that beautiful maps deserve a beautiful app, and now you have it with Explorer for ArcGIS on the Android platform. Explorer is a native app that works on both Android smartphones and tablets running Android … Continue reading

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Explorer on Android is coming!


Android users, the wait is almost over. Explorer for ArcGIS on the Android platform (tablets and smart phones) is coming soon. Explorer for ArcGIS on Android is a native app and has a look and feel that will be familiar … Continue reading

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Collector for ArcGIS 10.2.7 Updated!


We updated Collector for ArcGIS on both the iOS and Android platforms October 27th, 2014. For the iOS platform, Collector now fully supports the new resolutions introduced with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In addition, a number of key … Continue reading

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Updating Hosted Feature Services in ArcGIS Online

Using web maps powered by Hosted Feature Services you can rapidly deploy field collection schemas to the field for use with Collector for ArcGIS. You can publish map layers directly from ArcMap that have awesome templates with great forms that include pick lists just the way you modeled them in the geodatabase.

But no matter how much of a GIS rock star you are, you won’t get that schema 100% right the first time. So what do you do when you miss a domain value, template or you misspell a field alias?  Your field team is out there, collecting stuff. You can’t republish the service!

Well did you know that you can update the schema without having to republish? It’s true. You can add a domain value, remove a template, update the alias for a field.

Here is a document that shows you How to Update Hosted Feature Service Schemas.

Apps Team

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Esri Mobile App Updates

Collector for ArcGIS and Explorer for ArcGIS updated this week.

The updates were minor bug fix releases but there are a couple of new features worth noting:

  1. Both Collector and Explorer now support Thai as a new language. 
  2. Explorer added support for viewing public maps shared to ArcGIS.com without having to sign in as a named user of an ArcGIS Online organization.
For iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, we are finalizing another quick update to both Collector and Explorer to add support for their new 4.7″ and 5.5″ retina displays.
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