Esri Labs is Esri’s innovation platform and a launch bed for new technologies and collaborative projects. Esri Labs projects are developed by Esri employees and shaped based on customer feedback and validation.
Based on customer feedback, Esri Labs projects could become stand-alone products, a capability of ArcGIS, or be discontinued. Or sometimes just left alone as a one-off cool solution.
Esri Labs projects are released to public as non-commercial offerings but are not official Esri products. These projects do not have to go through the standard rigorous software development lifecycle and testing as other official Esri products. Esri Labs projects may not be holistically tested or documented, and are not supported by Esri Technical Support. For a detailed liability waiver, read here.