InVision Explorer is a highly configurable application template designed to help you quickly find the information you need, understand where it is, what's related to it, and if needed edit it. Organizations use this application template to create multiple focused apps, so while the name of your actual app will likely be different, the underlying user interface and capabilities will always be the same.
The following are some of the key concepts to understand when using Explorer:
- Search - enter search terms to search across all entities, or use the dropdown to narrow your search. To learn more check out Search & Identify
- Identify - tapping features on the map highlights them, click the Info icon to see the details in Details Panel
- Actions Menu - the single place to access all your actions
- Details View - contains information about the focused record, including attributes, image, links, attachments, and related entities. To learn more check out Details View
- Layers - a place to turn on or off layers, as well a choose viewbys for various entities. You can also change the basemap display there
- Legend - displays the symbology classes used in the map
- Map Toggle - use this to hide or show the Details Panel
- Floor Picker - use this to choose a floor when a building or in-building item is identified. Note, this control only appears once you've identified something related to a building
- Map Interaction - controls to interact with the map, including zoom in, zoom out, and use device location (if enabled)
- Share - can be used to share your current view with other users. To learn more, check out Sharing
- Print - launches a print dialog where you can specify print preferences. To learn more, check out Printing
Desktop vs. Mobile
Explorer has been designed to run on multiple devices, whether that is your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. As the size of your device changes, the Explorer application will adapts to fit that device. While you can still access the same features and functions, the overall experience will be a little different. The section below illustrates how the interface can respond to your device, and make sure you have a more usable app based on what you're trying to do.
The application displays all components, with a balance between the Map and Information Panel.
In a tablet form factor, the map becomes more prominent for you to search or identify, though the Actions Menu remains a simple tap away. You can toggle the info panel as you like to make it more or less about the map.
On a phone, search and the map are the primary elements, and the other items are available from the overflow menu in the upper right hand corner. You can still access the Actions Menu with your thumb, though printing is disabled on phones.