Building Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications


Mobile application development has reached a fever pitch, and if your organization doesn’t have a mobile app… well then you’re behind the times, right? Not really, but there are an every increasing number of mobile applications being developed, particularly for GIS applications.

Mobile applications are applications that run on mobile devices such as your handheld phone handset, your tablet, or some other widget that is considered a mobile device.  Mobile applications aren’t so different from regular applications – except they run on exotic operating platforms like Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, HP’s WebOS, Microsoft’s Window 7 Phone, or the BlackBerry platform… and there are certainly others out there.  With such a wide variety of platforms there come a wide variety of language support and capabilities – each with their own unique quirks and challenges.

This course will teach you how to build high performance, attractive mobile applications using the lightweight, browser based ArcGIS Server JavaScript API using JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and PhoneGap.

Why should you be using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS to develop your mobile (and traditional browser based applications) applications?  Here are just a few reasons.

  • Fast and responsive
  • Universal front end
  • Tablets, phones, and devices
  • Offline support and app stores
  • Industry momentum

Course Modules

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Server for Developer
  • Introduction to Dojo for ArcGIS Server Development
  • Introduction to the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript
  • Mobile ArcGIS Server Development
  • jQuery Mobile for Mobile User Interface Development
  • Using JavaScript with jQuery Mobile
  • Mobile Application Installation and Offline Access
  • PhoneGap Fundamentals

24 GISP Credit Hours

Course Formats and Pricing

Upcoming Sessions

Intermountain GIS Conference - April 18th

$200 – Register through Intermountain GIS Conference

Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.

Upcoming Sessions

None scheduled

Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:30 – 5:00 each day.  Classes are delivered via GoToTraining.  You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.

You can also register for classes using our registration form.

Kyle Lockhart
Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
"I thought the course was very organized. The style of presentation and the lesson format worked well together. It made the informationeasy to understand."  -- Kyle Lockhart (Escambia County, FL)
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.
Chris Pollard
Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Chris Hickin
Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
"These courses are great. I am so pressed for time this is the only way I can acquire extra skills these days. Thank you Eric for all your hard work!" -- Chris Hickin (NYC Fire Dept.)
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
Pal Herman Sund
Pal Herman Sund
"I really enjoyed the Python/ArcGIS course. For me the right balance between detail and overview. Good work!" - Pal Herman Sund
Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...
Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA