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November 13, 2013
Build Mapping Applications Faster than Ever with ArcGIS 10.2 Runtime

Redlands, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013—Esri has released ArcGIS 10.2 Runtime SDKs, providing a set of tools for developers to embed dynamic mapping and geospatial technology into existing applications or build native, focused, client applications for desktop and mobile devices. Developers can download ArcGIS Runtime SDKs from the ArcGIS for Developers site for a variety of platforms including iOS, Android, Java, Mac OS X, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Qt.

ArcGIS 10.2 Runtime includes new capabilities to help you stay productive when building and deploying apps. APIs have been improved to simplify the coding model for commonly performed tasks such as geocoding and assigning basemaps, making some of the fastest maps users have ever interacted with. For more accurate display and distance calculations, geometry libraries have been enhanced to support geodesic buffering and geodesic offsets. Apps built with the 10.2 Runtime SDKs also include support for OAuth, which integrates seamlessly with security models built in ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS.

The new Runtime includes Esri's first-ever SDK releases for Qt and Mac OS X. ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt enables the creation of GIS applications that use local services, bypassing the need for an ArcGIS for Server connection. Applications created with the new ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Mac OS X support the Mac OS X Mavericks operating system and can either be installed on any Mac or distributed using the Apple Mac App Store. ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS also supports iOS 7.

Also included in the 10.2 Runtime SDKs is a beta version of the offline API. Users can create apps that take data offline, edit their information, and immediately sync changes back to the server. Users can also receive changes that others have synced to the server. Developers will be able to provision devices with the data, basemaps, and editable layers they need to work completely offline. The official release of the offline API is expected in Q1 2014.

For more information on ArcGIS Runtime, visit esri.com/runtime.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

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