Introduction to the Geocortex Mobile App Framework (GMAF)

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework (GMAF, the App) is a native client application that can run Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 (GVH) viewers without network connectivity. It is intended to be installed and used on a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework supports Android devices, iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch), and Windows tablets and computers. The Geocortex Mobile App Framework allows the viewers to access native device capabilities like the file system in order to access large basemaps while the device is offline.

A single GVH-based viewer running on the platforms supported by the Geocortex Mobile App Framework

A typical usage scenario is a user with a mobile device who needs to access a GVH-based viewer in the field, where the device may lack network activity. Before entering the field, the user must first install the Geocortex Mobile App Framework on the device and configure offline mode for the viewer. After returning from the field, the user can synchronize any changes made using the App while the device was offline.

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework can:

Overview of Capabilities

Overview of Supported Platforms

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework supports the following platforms:

Supported ArcGIS Systems

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework 2.3.2 works with:

We recommend using ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Server rather than ArcGIS Online. As of 2016, ArcGIS Online can support approximately 20 concurrent synchronizations, depending on the data. Using ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Server, you can scale your server resources to handle the number of concurrent synchronizations that your organization needs.

Available Types of GMAF Application

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework offers two types of application:

Overview of Offline Support

The Geocortex Mobile App Framework can work when the device is connected to a network as well as when it is offline.

In online mode, it includes the full functionality of the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 on mobile.

Offline mode focuses on functionality for data collection activities, such as adding and editing features, as well as running Workflow 5 workflows. In offline mode, some service types and features are not available.

For a comprehensive list, see Offline Support for Services and Features.

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