I have a similar question. We already use workflow manager extensively for desktop editing and would like to branch out to include web-based editing. I like the idea of using workflow manager workflows to help manage versioning while removing the requirement for more basic users to have access to a full ArcMap installation.
Any new thoughts on this?
Yes, the Launch ArcMap step is just a step that has a lot of logic for manipulating the data layers to repoint the map while opening ArcMap one could do the same in a web application.
If you have a web editing application, I would maybe modify it to accept a parameter in the URL <Your web application URL>?jobVersion=version123.
With this you can use the Open URL step and a token to get the job's version added to the URL when it is executed.
Do you know anyone out there today that is using this editing workflow?
Yes, but none that I know directly. The trick is to make sure that the web application URL takes the version as a parameter, I did a quick search for URL parsing and found this post. This should be a good start...
Hope this helps?
As a follow up - our longterm roadmap now includes more integrated web editing experiences