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About ArcGIS Web AppBuilder

ArcGIS Web AppBuilder is an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) application that allows portal members to build applications without writing code. It also includes powerful tools to configure fully-featured HTML web applications that can be viewed and used right away.

As an administrator of your organization, there is nothing for you to install or configure; Web AppBuilder is embedded directly within your portal. Members of the organization can immediately access Web AppBuilder after saving a web map. To learn more, see Welcome to Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.

Key features

You can do the following with Web AppBuilder:

  • Create HTML and JavaScript apps that run on desktop, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Build the apps you need using ready-to-use widgets, such as query, geoprocessing, printing, and so on.
  • Customize the look of your apps with configurable themes.
  • Host your apps online or run them on your own server.
  • Create custom app templates.

Web AppBuilder allows you to create apps by accessing workflow tabs such as Theme , Map, Widget, and Attribute.

Starting with Portal for ArcGIS 10.5, you can build 3D apps from Content > My Content > Create > Web AppBuilder. Check the 3D option.

A developer edition is also available that allows you to extend the framework to create custom widgets and themes. Visit ArcGIS for Developers to download ArcGIS Web AppBuilder(Developer Edition) and learn more about creating custom apps.

For more information and supported browsers, see the Web AppBuilder help.

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