Install on an Android Device

Main Steps

The main steps to install and set up the Geocortex Mobile App Framework are:

  1. Allow the installation of non-Play Store apps.

  2. Install the App on the device.

  3. Register the App with Essentials.

    The end user only needs to do this if the App is not preregistered in the installation package.

  4. License the App using your ArcGIS Runtime SDK license.

    The end user only needs to do this if the license is not preconfigured in the installation package.

  5. Download additional resources.

    The end user only needs to do this if you have made additional resources available that the user wants to use, for example, locale files.

Allow the Installation of non-Play Store Apps

To allow the installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store:

  1. On the device, open Settings.

  2. Under PERSONAL, tap Security.

  3. Under DEVICE ADMINISTRATION, ensure the Unknown sources checkbox is selected.

Install the App

To install the Geocortex Mobile App Framework onto an Android device:

  1. Download the Geocortex-Mobile-App-Framework-2.3.2.apk file to the device.

  2. Open the Geocortex-Mobile-App-Framework-2.3.2.apk file.

  3. Tap Install.

    The App is installed.

  4. Tap Done.

Once the App is installed, users can open the App the same way they would open any app on their device.

The newly-installed App contains a sample viewer and no resources.

Apply your ArcGIS Runtime SDK License

You can skip this procedure if you are using:

Apply your Basic License

To license the App using your ArcGIS Runtime SDK Basic license:

  1. Open the following URL in the device's web browser:

    gcx://arcgislicensing?arcgisclientid=MyClientID

    Make sure to replace MyClientID with your own Client ID.

    To make the URL easy to visit, create a QR code or hyperlink and publish it to a website or email it to users.

    This applies the license. The App is now licensed with your Basic license.

Apply your Standard License

To license the App using your ArcGIS Runtime SDK Standard license:

  1. Open the following URL in the device's web browser:

    gcx://arcgislicensing?arcgislicensecode=runtimestandard,101,rux00000,none,XXXXXXX

    Make sure to replace the value of the arcgislicensecode parameter with your own license code.

    We recommend that you URL-encode the license code in the URL. This replaces the commas (,) with %2C—some browsers do not handle commas well.

    You can optionally set the Client ID by using the arcgisclientid URL parameter. For example:

    gcx://arcgislicensing?arcgisclientid=MyClientID

    Make sure to replace MyClientID with your own Client ID.

    This applies the license. The App is now licensed with your Standard license.

Apply your Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online License

To license the App using Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online:

  1. Open the App on the device and sign in to Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online.

    This applies the license. The App is now licensed with the license that is associated with your Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online account.

Register the App with Geocortex Essentials

Registering the Geocortex Mobile App Framework with an Essentials instance allows the App to download viewers automatically to the user's device and offer users a list of viewers to add. You only need to register the App once.

If you obtained a customized installation package from Geocortex Support, you can skip this step—the App is already registered with Essentials.

There are a few ways to register the App:

Use the Essentials Registration Page to Register the App with Essentials

Geocortex Essentials ships with a registration page that is deployed to IIS when you install Essentials. The registration page has a QR code that registers the App with that instance of Essentials when scanned by the device that the App is installed on. If the device does not support scanning QR codes, you can enter the registration page's URL instead of scanning the QR code.

Example Essentials Registration page

To use the Essentials Registration page to register the App:

  1. On a different device, open the Essentials Registration page for the instance of Essentials you want to register the App with. For example:

    http://MyServer.com/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/EssentialsRegistration

    Be sure to replace MyServer.com with your Essentials host name.

  2. Use the device to scan the QR code on the Essentials Registration page.

    If the device does not support scanning QR codes, enter the registration URL into the device's web browser. For example:

    gcx://essentialsinstance?url=http://MyServer.com/Geocortex/Essentials/REST

    Be sure to replace MyServer.com with your Essentials host name.

Use the App to Register with Essentials

To use the App to register with Essentials:

You can also use this method to change the instance of Essentials that the App is registered with.

  1. In the App, on the Saved Viewers page, tap .

    The side menu opens.

  2. Tap Set Essentials Instance.

  3. Type the URL to your Geocortex Essentials instance and tap OK. For example:

    http://MyServer.com/Geocortex/Essentials/REST

Use a Launch Link to Register the App with Essentials

To use a launch link to register the App with Essentials:

  1. In Geocortex Essentials Manager, edit the site that contains the viewer.

  2. In the side panel, click Viewers.

  3. Click the Edit icon beside the viewer for which you generated the offline data.

    The Launch in Geocortex Mobile App Framework link that appears is the launch link. A corresponding QR code appears when the mouse pointer is hovered over the QR code icon beside the link.

  4. Use any of the following methods to make the viewer available to end users:

Download Additional Resources

If you have made additional resources available to end users, such as locale files, users can download the resources now. To download a resource, the user taps the resource's link or scans the QR code that you have provided.

For more information, see Create and Deploy Additional Resources.

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