Introduction to Geocortex Mobile Designer Help

Welcome to the Designer Help for Geocortex Mobile (GXM). The Designer Help contains instructions for GIS specialists to use Geocortex Mobile Designer and Geocortex Go to create and configure mobile GXM apps.

For documentation about installing the on-premises version of Geocortex Mobile Designer, see the Installation Help.

For documentation about using GXM apps on mobile devices, see the User Help.

For documentation about manual configuration and custom development, see the Geocortex Developer Center.

For documentation about web maps and using ArcGIS Online, see Esri's online help.

What is GXM?

GXM is a framework for configuring and building mobile offline-capable custom apps on Esri's platform. GXM is part of the Geocortex Essentials 5-series suite of products.

You can use the GXM framework to build mobile, offline-capable apps that can run on Android, iOS, or Windows platforms. GXM apps make it possible to pan and zoom the map, search for features, review attributes, add and edit features, add attachments, and track your movements in real time. Integration with Geocortex Workflow ensures that you can build apps for many business processes. GXM apps can be used in the field to collect data, including photos and documents that can be attached to the map, perform inspections, or add and edit ArcGIS features.

How can I access Geocortex Mobile Designer?

To access Mobile Designer, you can:

The Android, iOS or Windows version of Geocortex Go can be downloaded from their app stores and installed on those devices.

What can I do with GXM?

What are Geocortex Mobile Designer, Geocortex Go and Custom Apps?

There are four key components to the Geocortex Mobile framework:

Integration with Esri Web Maps

The starting point for every GXM app is a link to an Esri web map. To this map, using Mobile Designer, you can add custom elements that may include workflows, branding colors and other components to create a custom mobile app that can be deployed to support mobile data collection in the field with or without a network connection.