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Welcome to ArcGIS Web AppBuilder

ArcGIS Web AppBuilder is an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) application that allows you to build web apps without writing a single line of code. It includes tools to configure fully featured HTML web apps. As you add your map and tools, you can see them in the app and use them right away.

Key features

You can do the following with Web AppBuilder:

  • Create HTML and JavaScript apps that run on desktop, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Build the apps you need using ready-to-use widgets, such as query, geoprocessing, printing, and so on.
  • Customize the look of your apps with configurable themes.
  • Host your apps online or run them on your own server.
  • Create custom app templates.

Web AppBuilder allows you to create apps by accessing workflow tabs such as Theme , Map, Widget, and Attribute.

Starting with Portal for ArcGIS 10.5, you can build 3D apps from Content > My Content > Create > Web AppBuilder. Check the 3D option.

A developer edition is also available that allows you to extend the framework to create custom widgets and themes. Visit ArcGIS for Developers to download ArcGIS Web AppBuilder(Developer Edition) and learn more about creating custom apps.

Supported browsers

Web AppBuilder supports the browsers listed below.

  • The 2D app supports the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Safari 3 and higher
    • Microsoft Edge

      Edge runs as a Microsoft Windows modern app, different from Internet Explorer. Consequently, it has network isolation by default for security reasons. If you receive an Hmm, we can't reach this page error, read this blog for a solution.

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and higher. Compatibility View is not supported.
    • iOS Safari
    • Google Chrome for Android
  • The 3D app supports the following browsers. Be aware that there is no mobile or iPad support for the 3D app.
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Safari 7.2 and higher
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*

    Using the 3D app in ArcGIS Web AppBuilder requires a desktop web browser that supports WebGL. The latest versions of the most common desktop browsers have built-in WebGL support. To test your browser for WebGL support, visit To troubleshoot WebGL-related issues, see WebGL troubleshooting. Also see the Scene Viewer requirements for additional information.

    *Use of Internet Explorer 11 with ArcGIS Web AppBuilder is deprecated at this release. Esri highly encourages you to move to one of the other browsers listed above. While Internet Explorer 11 is still supported with the current release of ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, use of Internet Explorer 11 is generally discouraged, and support will be discontinued at a future release. Additional notice will be provided prior to the removal of support.