2014 Q4 Orbit Mobile Release Notes

Version 3

    Installation Instructions

    Orbit Mobile App (Windows OS)

    After installing the prerequisites as detailed here:GIS - Supported Versions - ArcFM Mobile for Windows, you can begin installing the Orbit Mobile app for Windows.

    1. Go to ArcFM Mobile Downloads.
    2. Click Orbit Mobile Windows 7 App.
    3. When prompted, click Run. Then click Install.
    4. The installation will conclude with a Finish dialog. Click OK.

    Orbit Mobile App (iPad)

    After installing the prerequisites as detailed here: GIS - Supported Versions - ArcFM Mobile for iPad, you can begin installing the Orbit Mobile app for iPad.

    1. Go to ArcFM Mobile Downloads or search for Orbit Mobile in the Apple App Store.
    2. Download the Orbit Mobile app from the App Store.
    3. Click Install to initiate installation.
    4. The installation will conclude with a Finish dialog. Click Open.

     

    Orbit Mobile 1.6.0.10 Release - October 3, 2014

    What's New in Orbit Mobile (Windows 7)

    This release includes several bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.


    Known Issues

    Orbit Mobile App (Windows OS)

    • Maps: If multiple basemaps (map services or .tpk) are configured, they must all use the same spatial reference.
    • Maps: You can currently only display a basemap using tile packages (.tpk) if the coordinate system is set at WGS 1984 Web Mercator (EPSG 3857 formerly known as Esri WKID 102100.)
    • Support: When using a Surface tablet, a message may appear indicating you do not have an email program when you click Support, even if you do have an email program installed. After dismissing the message, you can still complete the support e-mail as normal.
    • Touch Capabilities: For best experience with a touch display, we recommend using a stylus. If you do not want to use a stylus, you can improve your experience by adjusting your screen resolution to a lower setting, such as 1024x768.
    • Working Offline: A data connection is required for searching, identifying, or copying attributes from features, as well as address searches.

     

    Orbit Mobile 2.0 Release - November 6, 2014

    What's New in Orbit Mobile (iPad)

    We're happy to announce that this version provides two key additions:

    1. Disconnected map data - Now you can take your facility data offline for use in the field without a connection to the network.
    2. Redlining - Our new redline tools allow you to mark up the map with simple points, lines, polygons, and text so that you can communicate site conditions or note map corrections. You can share these redlines with co-workers who can make GIS edits using ArcFM or ArcGIS Desktop tools.

     

    Also, this release includes several bug fixes, plus performance and stability improvements.  Noteworthy fixes include:

    • Fixed multiple issues related to the upgrade to iOS 8.
    • Enhanced application performance and stability.
    • When map services had their Well-Known ID (wkid) set to 0, tasks would not show up on the map. This has been fixed.
    • Default values for tasks were not showing up when Orbit was not online; this has been fixed.

     

    Requirements for Disconnected Mapping

    Orbit uses ArcGIS Server feature services (with synch enabled) to replicate map data to mobile devices. This requires ArcGIS Server 10.2.2. There are no requirements for ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcFM to use disconnected mapping in Orbit. Ready to take your data offline? Read this startup guide from Esri.

     

    Known Issues

    • Orbit client and services require Global IDs for all layers that are linked to task types.

     

    Orbit Mobile App (Windows)

    Disconnected mapping and redlining are not yet available for the Windows platform - we plan to make this available in 2015. You can read about the latest update to Orbit Mobile for Windows above.