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The Basic Viewer provides a simple user interface that enables you to display an ArcGIS web map with a variety of configurable options (listed below). It also allows users to edit data if the web map contains an editable feature layer.


You can configure the app using any of the following options:

  • Map: Choose which web map to use in your application.
  • Color scheme: Choose a color scheme for the application.
  • Show title: Choose whether to include an application title.
  • Title: Specify the application title. The default title is the web map name.
  • Logo: You can include a custom logo for your application.
  • Overview map: Choose to include a retractable overview map to add context for panning and zooming.
  • Legend: Choose to display a legend for the layers included in the web map.
  • Details: If your web map includes a description, you can display it within the application.
  • Editor: Include the Editor pop-up if you want application users to interactively create, modify, or delete features in the editable layers included in the web map.
  • Print: Enable printing the current extent of the map. You can configure the printed map to include a legend and specify different layout options.
  • Layer list: Allow app users to toggle the visibility of operational layers in the web map.
  • Basemaps: Give app users access to the basemap gallery so they can change the basemap.
  • Bookmarks: Enable the use of web map bookmarks for navigation.
  • Measure: Enable the measure tool so app users can make interactive area, length, and point measurements.
  • Search: Display the Search box to enable navigation to addresses and places.
  • Share: Allow users to share the app with others via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or by embedding HTML in a blog or website.


The web map must contain at least one editable feature layer if you want app users to edit features.