ArcGIS Companion v1.0 - Features and FAQ

06-27-2018 05:49 PM
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With the recent launch of new mobile app ArcGIS Companion we thought it might be useful to list out features of the app and also answer any frequently asked questions. If you have not yet read the release blog post then it might be useful to read it first.

What can I do with this app at version 1.0?

A lot actually, here is a list of feature functionality thats available in the app 

  • Sign into ArcGIS Online orgs
  • Fingerprint/Touch/FaceID support
  • Remember user (opt-in )
  • Content
  • View your content
  • View org content
  • View favorites and add/remove to favorites
  • Sort by title or date
  • Comment (Add or reply)
  • Open in other ArcGIS apps (if installed)
  • Open in browser (limited item types, more support coming soon)
  • If content owner/org admin
    • View usage statistics
    • Modify sharing preferences
    • Delete comments
  • Share content 
  • Groups
  • Org
  • Everyone
  • Links & social media
  • Groups
  • View groups 
  • View each group info, content  and members
  • Request to join group
  • If Group owner/admin
  • search for members and add them to a group
  • promote member to manager and vice versa (Group admin only)
  • Modify properties of the group
  • Invite members within org and outside org
  • Search
  • Content within org or all online
  • Filters
  • Remember last five searches
  • People search available within the Org tab in v1
  • Notifications
  • Show any pending notifications
  • Allow action to be taken
  • Org
  • Info on org (details, link, orgID, items, groups, credits etc...) 
  • List of members, admins
  • Profile 
  • Info, credits
  • Org settings
  • View licenses assigned
  • Edit Profile 
  • Name
  • Photo
  • Bio
  • Change password
  • Discover your org items
  • Featured items (if configured)
  • Popular items
  • New items
  • Learn about Esri via blogs, tweets and news
  • Search bar
  • App preferences/settings
  • Full support for custom roles settings & privileges
  • Admin specific
  • Disable/enable member
  • Change member role
  • Change member info on behalf
  • Enable Esri access for any member
  • Delete any org item, group
  • Modify any content/group settings
  • More info on org (credits, expiration, etc..)
  • Supported Platforms and Devices
  • iOS
  • iPhone (iOS 10 and above)
  • iPad (iOS 10 and above)
  • Android 
  • Any arm based device
  • API level 16 and above
  • Android x86 platform


Who can use this app?
Any ArcGIS organization user either part of online or enterprise will be able to use the app. Few specific features and workflows will be reserved for admins. This app will also support any user who has signed up via trial or via developer program. Free public user account will not be allowed to sign in by design.
What is the cost?
ArcGIS Companion is a free app available on public app stores and provided as part of your ArcGIS org subscription.
Where can I get it?


Is the app localized? 

Yes, we care a lot about our international user community. Similar to other ArcGIS products, this app is localized and internationalized in all supported languages.

  • All supported 38+ languages (except hindi)
  • Full support for RTL (Hebrew and Arabic)

Does the mobile app run on tablets?

Yes ArcGIS Companion is designed to run on any iOS or Android phone or tablet. 


Whats next?

This is just the beginning. We have lots of exciting features and enhancements lined up for future versions. Suggestions welcome!

When is the next release?

We plan to release with every major release of ArcGIS and also make updates to the app in-between. In short we will be updating the app numerous times over the year. If you can't wait and want to get in early then sign up for our Early Adopter Community program and we can then provide you beta versions of the upcoming releases as we update them via Apple Test Flight or Google Play Beta.

What tech was this app but with?

As listed in the About/Credits section in the app, this app was built with AppStudio for ArcGIS. Build amazing cross-platform mobile, tablets and/or desktops apps in one codebase quickly and efficiently using AppStudio.