I'm not very good with the IT aspect of map creation, and I need some help with using arcgis online and why some things don't work. First if I upload content to my content in arcgis online, then I go to create map, Add, search for layer, my content; there is nothing there, why isn't my layer there? I am able to, while creating a new map, upload directly to the map and I can make a basic viewer app such as this one i created (http://www.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=e9cbd6f489a3446b804f04d11d4948d8) but if I try to make a searchable or filter app map it will not work. also when I load up my mobile arcgis app it won't view the map, What's the deal?
I am guessing I need my files hosted on a server, except does it need to be some special gis service like arc2earth? I used to use arc2earth when it was free to have editable maps on my phone for field research, i'm not sure how it worked, but it did. I have access to a server, is it sufficient to just have my layers uploaded to a directory then use the layers url to get the content on my argis online map?
Thanks for any help
In order to interact with a feature layer in ArcGIS Online, you will need to publish a hosted feature service, if you have an subscription to ArcGIS Onlne. Once the feature service is published, you will be able to add the layer to web maps, in a similar fashion to how you would use a feature class in ArcMap.
Let me know if you have more questions,