This section provides an introduction to the ArcGIS platform, along with standardized representations for each of the core ArcGIS application architectures.
For more information on general application types including pros, cons, and other considerations, please visit Microsoft's open source Application Architecture Guide.
Desktop applications that operate in stand-alone, connected, and sometimes disconnected scenarios.
Browser applications that operate in connected scenarios and optionally leverage plug-ins.
Service interfaces that support external applications and systems.
Mobile applications that operate in stand-alone, connected, and sometimes connected scenarios.