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AppStudio for ArcGIS (Beta 4) is now publicly available, directly from the product site. Go to to and sign in with a Named User account to

  • create an app from a template, directly on the web, or,
  • download AppStudio for ArcGIS Desktop Edition.


To make your life a bit easier we created a handful of video-tutorials:


Some of you got stuck trying to understand how to publish your own apps into the Google Play and Apple app stores. So we also created new videos describing the process:


Changes in beta 4 include:


  • AppStudio is now built upon Qt 5.5. Qt 5.5 introduces new functionality that many users have been waiting for including improved and new modules of 3D, Charts, GUI, Network, Multimedia, WebView and Bluetooth. For a full list of new features in Qt 5.5 see Qt Creator has also been updated to version 3.5.
  • Windows 10 is supported.
  • Player has now been separated from AppStudio. When you install AppStudio, you can still choose an app and run it, but instead of launching Player on the desktop, you launch just your app. If you require Player on Windows, Mac or Linux it can be downloaded separately.
  • All apps created by the AppStudio team have now been converted to the new Native Application ArcGIS item type. This will mean you will no longer see the warning icon on our samples. Support for items of the type Code Sample will continue during Beta 4, but will be removed in the next Beta. To migrate your app, click the Menu on the app thumbnail and choose to Create new app from [App Name]. This will create a new local version of the app. When you add the app to ArcGIS using the Upload tool it will be assigned an item type of Native Application.
  • The properties page of the Settings tool no longer freezes when you attempt to edit it. The properties have been organized into multiple tabs to make it easier to browse the properties and descriptions added for each.
  • Quick Report template updates:
    • Secured feature services are now supported.
    • Features services with a spatial reference other than Web Mercator are now supported.
    • The baseFontSize property has been fixed to ensure that you can scale up or down all text in the app.
  • Map Viewer updates:
    • Improved legend support for map services.
    • Added chart support in popups.


There are a few known issues with Beta 4 that we are working to address, but with these few tips, you can still continue to work on your own great apps :


  • When installing AppStudio on a desktop whose is locale is one of the supported languages other than English, some text in the install wizard will appear with mixed characters. These are markers that indicate that the text is translatable but not yet translated. This text will be translated in the next release of AppStudio.
  • Standalone apps that use the new WebView component, and any app launched in AppRun or AppPlayer on Mac OS 10.8 and 10.9 will not display. An immediate fix for you is to upgrade to Mac OS 10.10. We will shortly release a fix for 10.8 and 10.9.
  • When you download an app in AppStudio for ArcGIS (Desktop Edition) or in Player, the thumbnail may not appear immediately. Click the refresh button to display the thumbnail.
  • The templates are not translated yet.