I can access my Story Map on a mobile device with no issues, but just wondered if there is a way to convert it to an actual App that people can download on their phones?
Great question. We haven't done it yet but this is doable using a technology like PhoneGap PhoneGap | Home
This is covered in depth in the following Developer Summit presentation http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/devsummit15/papers/dev_int_170.pdf
Any of our apps should works, let us know your findings!
Note that AppStudio for ArcGIS for which an updated beta (with a web builder) will let released soon will let you create native mobile app for Map Tour.
Thanks so much for your quick reply. Looks like at this time, creating a mobile app is going to be over my head. I will continue to read, watch, and learn as I go!
Do have a look at AppStudio For ArcGIS that Greg mentioned.
AppStudio For ArcGIS doesn't support Story Map Shortlist. But it supports Story Map Tour, and will let you create one mobile app that contains multiple map tours. So as a workaround you could make multiple map tours representing the content in your Shortlist and publish those as a single mobile app. No development skills required.
For example if your Shortlist contains three tabs of places, you could make three Story Map Tours, using the places from each Shortlist tabs, and then bundle them into one mobile app using AppStudio For ArcGIS. Making map tours from Shortlist content isn't an automatic process:the main issue is that map tour expects larger images than are used in Shortlist, so you'll need larger images for your places. So not a totally easy process but could be done if you are very eager to have a standalone mobile app.
Here's the landing page for an AppStudio demo mobile app that contains two map tours that were built from content originally assembled as a Shortlist (but substituting larger images than the Shortlist had).
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