The FileMaker 16 platform continues to be the leader in creating powerful custom applications rapidly for organizations all around the world while working seamlessly across Mobile, Windows, Mac, and the web.
FileMaker Server 16 now has the ability to create PDFs on the server! Gone are the days of creating overly complicated PHP setups and unreliable FileMaker Pro robot machines. Learn a few of the great new features FileMaker Server 16 adds for PDFs.
FileMaker 16 has introduced new location monitoring features that truly give FileMaker Go the edge by enhancing your app’s ability to take on any location-specific needs. Whether you’re indoors, outdoors, coming, or going, FileMaker can monitor it all.
The release of FileMaker 16 introduces an arsenal of new user interface (UI) updates that professional developers, citizen developers, and interested script kiddies will come to love. These UI updates include animations and transitions, signature capture enhancements, single document interface, and the removal of the bottom bar.
One of the most powerful tools in the FileMaker window-management arsenal is the FileMaker Card Window. This technique is primarily used for detailed dialogs or wizards, providing a more flexible option than the traditional FileMaker custom dialog.
Native JSON functions have made it to the FileMaker platform! We dive into how to use the functions to create, modify, and parse JSON for REST APIs and more. Learn about the 6 new functions available, JSONSetElement, JSONDeleteElement, JSONGetElement, JSONListKeys, JSONListValues, JSONFormatElements.
One of the most important and wide-reaching updates in FileMaker 16 is the ability to set cURL options in the Insert from URL script step. This allows FileMaker to natively integrate with innumerable services across the web, including Google Calendar, Google Maps, Microsoft SharePoint, and many other services.
FileMaker is constantly improving the security features of the FileMaker platform to better serve its users. Learn about new field-level encryption functions, and account authentication with Amazon, Google, Microsoft Azure Active Directory via OAuth.
It is no secret that custom applications are immensely beneficial to organizations. The question becomes, should I pay for external experts to create a solution for me, or should we have someone in house build the app?
Many companies use both QuickBooks and FileMaker end up having to do double data entry from one system to the next. In this article, we will demonstrate how you can eliminate the hassle of manually copying the information by integrating your FileMaker solution with QuickBooks online.
When the average person thinks of Apple products they typically think of their beloved iPhone they can’t live without, or maybe their shiny new Apple Watch, but more than likely they are not thinking about FileMaker. FileMaker is software used to create custom applications specific to individual business needs. No other product of its kind has the support of Apple, a company that is continuously on the forefront of technology.
Have you inherited a system built by someone else, changed a field’s name and everything stopped working? The issue, hardcoded names used in indirection, makes the system fragile. FileMaker provides many methods to add flexibility using indirection. However when these instances of indirection aren't treated properly they will raise all sorts of problems. In this article we will discuss good practices regarding indirection that will help you build a dynamic and robust FileMaker system.
Businesses are realizing that off the shelf apps just aren’t meeting the unique organizational and process oriented needs of their company as well as a custom app is able to. Custom apps are helping businesses manage scattered data and processes better than ever. Organizations are more efficient, more effective, want a better way to work, and better insights to make decisions. Learn why there has never been a better time to build a custom app for your organization.
REST APIs are a universal standard for interacting with other programs and services, so by learning REST you can greatly expand the capabilities of what FileMaker can do, and the services it can interact with. If you've ever wanted to integrate FileMaker with Google Maps, Google Calendar, Microsoft SharePoint, or many other great services, you'll want to learn what RESTful APIs are and how to use them. Includes video and sample download file.
Often times documents are commonly needed in multiple programs, but the lack of integration can result in having to enter in the same files in different applications. Microsoft Graph is a powerful tool that provides a unified API interface for many of Microsoft’s most popular Cloud programs, including the popular web-based application SharePoint. Learn how to integrate FileMaker and SharePoint plus OneDrive using Microsoft Graph API. Includes video and download to sample application.
Barcoding in FileMaker is very easy and there are many options. We look which barcoding options you can use and the various ways to implement barcodes. Whether you are managing inventory, selling tickets, creating name tags, barcodes can easily be used to provide an instant way to locate a record in your custom application.
There are a lot of reasons that FileMaker Cloud would be a great fit for you and your organization, between minimal impact of IT staff and/or technical staff for doing updates and deployment, to the benefits of AWS responsible for security and scalability, FileMaker Cloud is a huge benefit and addition to the FileMaker Family.
With the power of Zapier, different applications can be integrated into your FileMaker solution and overall business with ease. The great potential of integrating various platforms and automating the many tasks within them with Zapier can greatly increase productivity and enormously speed up company wide workflows.
Keep your users informed with the use of simple notifications. Using FileMaker and a service called Pushover we can easily leverage cross platform notifications with advanced features like message priority, which allows you to repeat a notification until the user acknowledges it.
When working with large groups of people both in and out of your organization, it can be difficult to keep track of all the discussions between you and everyone else. Fortunately with the 360works email plugin, tracking all emails between you and your system’s contacts can become far more manageable. FileMaker and email integration allow users to view any and all emails that contacts, prospects, salespeople, managers and anyone else have had with one another.
If you are looking to build a new application but don't want to start from the ground up, there is a Starter Solution for you! We review the Starter Solutions available in FileMaker 15 and what is best to begin with.