Introduction to Geocortex Mobile Installation Help
Welcome to the Installation Help for Geocortex Mobile (GXM). The Installation Help explains how to install the on-premises version of the Geocortex Mobile Designer and Geocortex Go as well as detailed requirements for running the software.
For documentation about creating and configuring GXM apps, see the Designer 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.
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.
To access Mobile Designer, you can:
Use the SaaS Mobile Designer (https://apps.geocortex.com/mobileviewer/designer/): Create apps that you can deploy as branded, custom apps or by using Geocortex Go. Your data is stored and accessed using ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.
Use the on-premises installer (https://communities.geocortex.com/s/downloads) to install Mobile Designer on Windows Server 2019: Create fully functional apps that you can deploy either as custom apps, or by using Geocortex Go.
Your data is stored and accessed using ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS
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?
- Easily create apps using our web-based Mobile Designer interface, which is available as a subscription service (SaaS) or installed on-premises.
- Access data from either ArcGIS Online or your ArcGIS Enterprise portal.
- Integrate with Geocortex Workflow 5 to customize the capabilities of your apps.
- Preview apps using our Geocortex Go companion app.
- Easily build and deploy apps that work on Android, iOS or Windows devices, to your field workers.
There are four key components to the Geocortex Mobile framework:
- Geocortex Mobile Designer: The Mobile Designer is a web interface that you use to create the mobile app configurations that are used by Geocortex Go and custom GXM Apps. Mobile Designer can run in the cloud or installed on premises. When you have created and configured an app, you can send it through deployment stages like Testing, Staging and Production. All the apps you create are saved in either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. In fact, a copy of the app is saved for each stage of the deployment as well.
- Geocortex Go: The Go app is a mobile app that you download from Google Play, the App Store, or the Microsoft Store, and install on your device. The Go app can be used to preview changes you make to your app while you are configuring it in Mobile Designer. It can be downloaded and installed onto Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. You can use Geocortex Go to run your apps on user's devices rather than distributing them via the app stores.
- Custom GXM Apps: The apps you configure and build in Mobile Designer can be built, downloaded and installed separately onto either Android, iOS or Windows devices. You can brand Custom apps with your own logo and colors.
Geocortex Workflow Designer: Workflow is an optional component that is included with all Geocortex Mobile licenses. Workflow allows you to extend the capabilities of GXM Apps.