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The developer edition of ArcGIS Web AppBuilder will be retired in July 2024, coinciding with the retirement of ArcGIS API for JavaScript, Version 3.x. Current developers of Web AppBuilder apps should consider migrating their apps their apps to ArcGIS Experience Builder. It is strongly recommended that developers start new app projects in Experience Builder. For more information and for migration resources, see ArcGIS Web AppBuilder retirement and Migration FAQ.

ArcGIS Web AppBuilder is an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) application that allows you to easily build web apps. It includes powerful tools to configure fully featured HTML apps. Web AppBuilder (developer edition) provides an extensible framework for developers to create custom widgets and themes.

The following are key features of Web AppBuilder:

  • Create HTML/JavaScript apps that work on desktop browsers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Integrated with the ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise platforms.
  • Build the apps you need using ready-to-use widgets, such as Query, Geoprocessing, and Print.
  • Create custom app templates.
  • Extensible framework for developers to create widgets and themes.

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

Starting with version 2.1 of the developer edition, you can build 3D apps. Check the 3D option when creating the app.