ESRI ArcGIS Runtime is a lightweight product used for displaying geographical information in PROGIRA® manager. ESRI is a leading GIS vendor on the global market. (www.esri.com)
Built natively from the ground up using C++ and GPU acceleration, ESRI ArcGIS Runtime SDKs expose the full capability of the ArcGIS Platform to mobile, desktop, and embedded devices. Whether you're using ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS for Server or have disconnected users, ArcGIS Runtime SDKs let you do all things GIS, from simple map display or routing to advanced analysis.
ArcGIS Runtime is a framework for developing map-centric applications with functionality added via widgets (for editing, geoprocessing, introspection, etc.). The user experience and programming model is consistent across desktop and mobile devices but is optimized for each platform’s capabilities and programming model. This means great user and development experiences on any one platform, but no portability of Runtime applications between platforms. Map data and geoprocessing functionality can be accessed over the web (via ArcGIS online or an ArcGIS Server) or locally in tile, map, and geoprocessing packages.
The programming model closely matches existing web service APIs and treats local and remote data identically. This web-service-centric approach implies coarse-grained interfaces and is naturally parallelizable.
ArcGIS Runtime represents a new direction for building lightweight, focused mapping applications with ESRI technology. The resulting applications are responsive, trivial to deploy, cloud friendly, and optimized for their target platforms – be they mobile or desktop.