Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.2 Now Available

February 14th, 2013 by Drew Millen

Product Announcement

The latest release of the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 features functional enhancements and usability improvements to support mobile use cases and workflows. This release includes:

  • A more user-friendly interface for configuring viewers in Geocortex Essentials Manager, including an “instant preview” function for smartphones and tablets
  • Full support for viewing non-spatial data configured with data links
  • Programmatic commands that support feature highlighting and markup
  • Support for Esri’s ArcGIS API for JavaScript version 3.3
  • Dozens of user experience enhancements
  • New, more efficient offline and synchronization processes:
    • Easily provision an application for offline use
    • Launch the viewer when offline or online
    • A suite of feature editing tools that work online or offline
    • Complete back-office synchronization of data

Please note that the use of tiled basemaps or native device capabilities will require the deployment of a native (i.e., device-specific) application. In the coming months, Latitude Geographics will release the Geocortex App to Apple’s App Store and Google Play, which will enable the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 to work with larger locally stored basemaps and integrate with device hardware such as a camera.

The Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 1.2 provides a further enriched foundation for Latitude Geographics to accelerate the release of new functionality moving forward; expect numerous feature additions in the months to come.

Please consult the release notes for more detailed information regarding this release. The release may be downloaded by Geocortex licensees with an active maintenance agreement from the Geocortex Support Center. Video recordings describing new features will be available for viewing in the Geocortex Support Center by the end of February. If your account is handled by an authorized Geocortex Reseller, please contact your local representative for access to installers and documentation.

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Comments

  1. Does it support html5 geolocation?

  2. There is certainly much to learn about this. I think you made several
    good tips in Features as well. Thanks a lot!

  3. Carsten Helsted says:

    It seems that the Geocortex viewer App still has not been published for the Apple App store?

    • Drew Millen says:

      Hi Carsten,

      The Geocortex App is not distributed via the Apple App store; rather, it is distributed using Apple’s Enterprise deployment model. This provides organizations more control over the distribution of the app to their users.

      Please contact your Latitude Geographics Account Manager in order to begin the process of acquiring the Geocortex App for your organization.

      • Liam Jones says:

        That information really needs to be made more obvious.

      • I agree. This blog posting is misleading. Are the iOS and Android apps available for Geocortex Essentials customers now? If yes, can I get a list of functionality that is supported on each platform?

        • Drew Millen says:

          Hi Bernie,

          Here’s a bit of information that will hopefully clear a few things up:

          – The Geocortex App has been recently renamed to the “Geocortex App Framework” to more accurately represent its purpose. It is a framework for deploying Geocortex Viewer for HTML5-based applications on mobile devices when device-specific functionality is required. It is not a standalone application that offers functionality on it’s own. This model is best described as a “hybrid” deployment model, which Esri has explained here: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2013/03/19/choosing-a-mobile-development-strategy-2/
          – The Geocortex App Framework is currently available for deployments on iOS devices; however it is not available on the App Store. It is distributed using Apple’s Enterprise deployment model.
          – We are currently working on the 1.1 release of the Geocortex App Framework, which will support deployment on Windows 7 and Windows 8 platforms.
          – Support for Android will come in 2014.

          Most importantly, the Geocortex App Framework is available for customers who want to deploy their Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 applications on devices and take advantage of the device-specific functionality (such as large volume local storage). In most cases, the Geocortex App Framework is only required if you are planning on creating an application that requires offline (disconnected) support.

          To acquire the Geocortex App Framework, please contact your Latitude Geographics Account Manager.

          I hope this helps!

          Drew.

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