Esri UK has announced the release of ArcGIS App for Windows Phone 7, as part of their expansion plan for their flagship ArcGIS products. Esri UK has also confirmed the rumors that we have been hearing for quite some time. Yes, an ArcGIS Android app will soon be made available!
ArcGIS Windows Phone 7 App released! ArcGIS Android App on its way
The new ArcGIS Windows Phone 7 app allows users to download, use and share maps while they are on the go. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. Let me be more specific. With the new ArcGIS Windows Phone 7 app, users can:
- Access their corporate ArcGIS system
- Explore their maps (basic navigation tools provided)
- Find places and addresses
- Query data and layers
- Edit, update features and attributes
They can do all that while they’re out working somewhere in the field. Good news for those who are getting tired of carrying heavy notebooks out in the field. Here’s some more good news. The app is free and you can now download it straight from the Windows Marketplace.
Note: ArcGIS Windows Phone 7 app was first released in the US (and US only) on January 4th 2011. I have to mention this in order to avoid confusions.