I was looking forward to trying this new feature after seeing it in the Plenary at this year's Dev Summit. I grabbed 30 geo-tagged photos (all .jpg) from my iCloud account, uploaded the Zip file to My Content (making sure I chose the "Photos with Locations" content type and checked the "Publish a hosted feature layer" box). And after an infinite loop of "Creating Service..." being displayed in the "Add an item" window... Nothing. I have an Item Details page for an empty Feature Layer, and a seemingly useless Photo Collection with no option to "Publish."
What givesArcGIS Online?
Your Joshua Tree photo worked. I've attached a zip file with a single photo that does not work.
I did receive the following email from ESRI about this on Friday:
Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, you have encountered a bug with this feature. The team has already found a fix for it, which should be live by Monday. Try again Monday or Tuesday and let us know if you are still having problems.
I tried again with the new June update. I used one of the same ZIP files as before, and everything worked great! I had photos from my phone to the new Attachment Viewer in minutes. Also, Attachment Viewer... yay!!