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Device metrics | Google Design - FileMaker UI tip

Device metrics | Google Design - FileMaker UI tip | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
A comprehensive design guide for sizing and resolutions across all devices.
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iSolutions Presenting Oscar Seating Solution at 2004 FileMaker DEVCON Keynote (5'41")

Cris Ippolite from iSolutions presents a seating solutions created for the Academy Awards used to seat the Oscars for over 10 years.


Aside from terrible jokes, Cris demonstrates how iSolutions extended the FileMaker 7 platform to create this state-of-the-art seating system in FileMaker Pro.

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Geist Interactive and Scriptel Partner to Integrate GoSign Advanced FileMaker Signature Capture Software with Columbus Based Manufacturer’s Digital Signature Pads

Geist Interactive and Scriptel Partner to Integrate GoSign Advanced FileMaker Signature Capture Software with Columbus Based Manufacturer’s Digital Signature Pads | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Geist Interactive and Scriptel Partner to Integrate GoSign Advanced FileMaker Signature Capture Software with Columbus Based Manufacturer’s Digital Signature Pads
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Synergize Developer Plugin for FileMaker - Harness the Power of the Web | FileMaker Today

Synergize Developer Plugin for FileMaker - Harness the Power of the Web | FileMaker Today | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
If you are a serious FileMaker Developer - Synergize is a MUST have tool for serious FileMaker apps.

Anybody developing their own FileMaker solution who needs UI elements beyond the capability of FileMaker or someone  who needs to access the power of PHP, or even someone who is looking to include a full featured web application in their FileMaker solution.

Synergize can do all these, and much more.

At its core, Synergize is a web server; One which is embedded right inside your FileMaker 13 (and above) solution, so no more need for a seperate web-server!

 

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5 Tips for Implementing Custom Apps in Your Organization | IT Briefcase - FileMaker tip

5 Tips for Implementing Custom Apps in Your Organization | IT Briefcase - FileMaker tip | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Digital transformation is here, changing how organizations work, collaborate and innovate.

Fueled by mobility and BYOD trends, organizations of all sizes are embracing the power of apps to drive output, increase efficiency and streamline workloads.


To many, it might seem that the easiest and best answer would be to buy off-the-shelf apps. However, it’s important to consider that apps of this type tend to be generic in order to appeal to a wide audience. They may get the job done, but there’s little to no personalization available. You may pay for features that you don’t need, and you may not get the features that would best serve your team. These apps also cannot be updated to accommodate business growth and change. Furthermore, there’s no guarantee that an off-the-shelf app will be compatible with external data or existing business systems.


Fortunately, there is another option: custom apps.


Why custom apps?

 

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iMuseum: a arte da Apple tem um museu no Brasil. E fica em Blumenau | Kultme Alternativa Cultural - FileMaker inspiration

iMuseum: a arte da Apple tem um museu no Brasil. E fica em Blumenau | Kultme Alternativa Cultural - FileMaker inspiration | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Henrique Bilbao ainda não chegou aos 30 anos, mas já é um dos mais bem sucedidos empresários brasileiros da área de desenvolvimento de software usando a plataforma FileMaker, de uma subsidiária da Apple. Como fundador da empresa HiMaker, sediada em Blumenau, ele costuma participar ativamente da criação de APPs para a área cultural, entre os quais um sistema de controle de acervo para a Fundação Iberê Camargo, de Porto Alegre. Como todo desenvolvedor de software que se preza, Bilbao ‘pensa fora da caixa’ ao fazer seus aplicativos – mas, se há algo em que ele se supera, é em um ponto fora da curva até mesmo para os criadores de software: Henrique é dono do primeiro, e até onde se sabe único, museu dedicado à Apple no Brasil. O que começou como um apego de fã ardoroso a produtos da Maçã, hoje é quase um templo com 650 itens abertos à babação dos adoradores de uma das fontes mais cool de tecnologia do mundo. Com você, o fundador do iMuseum.
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Interface Inventory | Brad Frost - FileMaker UI

Interface Inventory | Brad Frost - FileMaker UI | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Many are familiar with the concept of a content inventory. 

Content audits are usually performed in the early stages of a website redesign process to take stock of all a site’s content.

It’s a tedious process involving spreadsheets and caffeine, but the hard work pays off.

You end up all your content laid out on the table, which gives you a new perspective on what your content is and how to tackle it.

 

Enter the interface inventory.

 
 
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Naming Styles Interface Inventories | Soliant Consulting - FileMaker

Naming Styles Interface Inventories | Soliant Consulting - FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

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Try to make a habit in every project of doing some kind of interface inventory exercise after a few cycles of development: You’ll have plenty of real features to examine, and you’ll be able to find places to standardize and tighten up styling, building up the right library of styles to help developers work faster and cleaner in your layouts.

 

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Import Data from a Google Sheet into FileMaker or Xojo | CampSoftware

Import Data from a Google Sheet into FileMaker or Xojo | CampSoftware | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Google Sheets

 

If you haven't used Google Sheets, you're really missing out.

Google has something called Google Docs that allows you to create files via your web browser that mirror Microsoft Office.

Google Docs has Docs, Sheets, and Slides which are like MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Not only that, but you can collaborate on docs.

More than one person at a time can be editing the same doc at the same time.

It's a bit freaky seeing another person edit your Sheet.

 

Here's what a Sheet looks like:

 

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Data Agents 2015 Filemaker Designs & Development

Some of Data Agents 2015' #Filemaker designs (in house & client) from the past year (2015)

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FileMaker : Project #CustomApps

FileMaker : Project #CustomApps | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Each month will have a new focus centered around FileMaker. The first Monday of the next month, February 1, 2016, will focus on this one subject:

Custom Apps


What cool custom apps have you built or seen, made in FileMaker, for iPads, iPods and iPhones?

With all the recent buzz about the iOS SDK capabilities, and increased power and mobility of FileMaker and FileMaker Go, we’re curious to find out how far developers have pushed the custom app envelope.

We’re excited to see – and share! – what’s out there, and we’re pretty sure it’s only going to get better from here.

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Notícias - Reportagens - Conheça a GoodWeave, ONG criada pelo Nobel da Paz Kailash Satyarthi para retirar crianças do trabalho escravo em tapeçarias | Promenino Fundação Telefônica

Notícias - Reportagens - Conheça a GoodWeave, ONG criada pelo Nobel da Paz Kailash Satyarthi para retirar crianças do trabalho escravo em tapeçarias | Promenino Fundação Telefônica | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
A tecnologia aliada ao ativismo


As intensas atividades da ONG não seriam tão efetivas sem a ajuda da tecnologia.

A GoodWeave utiliza a Plataforma FileMaker, software de banco de dados que pode ser utilizado nos sistemas operacionais Windows, Mac OS e também está disponível online.

O FileMaker torna possível à GoodWeave  fiscalizar suas certificações e resgates e, então, mensurar o impacto das ações realizadas e ajudar em relatórios que a empresa envia aos parceiros e aos que doam dinheiro à instituição. 

 

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Speedy Data Entry for Users | FileMakerProGurus - FileMaker

Speedy Data Entry for Users | FileMakerProGurus - FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Speedy Data Entry


Many industries (medical, insurance, rentals, to name a few) need speedy data entry, but not at the expense of accuracy and detail.  As a result, database programmers have experimented with different "word or phrase" pickers to speed the process.

A common form of this is to build a series of often used words and phrases that are clickable as buttons, which then paste the phrase into the targeted field, such as patient notes, adding the word or phrase to the rest of the text, properly formatted and with the proper carriage returns.

 

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FileMaker data to text file using Base64 | FileMakerProGurus

FileMaker data to text file using Base64 | FileMakerProGurus | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Look out, FileMaker fans, there's a new blogger in town.  Joe Simpson of Radical Application Development, posted his first blog on October 5th, and shows us how to use the Base64 function to output different types of text files:

Simple text files
XML files
Vcards
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A Different Approach to Handling PDF Printing from WebDirect | FileMaker

A Different Approach to Handling PDF Printing from WebDirect | FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
After working on a solution that eventually became FileMaker WebDirect-ified, it became quite evident that we needed to find a way to do reporting from web-based clients.

As most of you are probably already aware, the very useful “Save as PDF” script step that FileMaker Pro provides is not available to clients accessing your system via Web Direct.

There are a number of solutions to this problem already, but I had problems getting some of them to work, and others didn’t quite fit the bill.

As a result of this dilemma, I decided to roll on my own - I ended up creating a module that is relatively easy to implement, flexible, and even allows you to reuse your existing reporting scripts should you find yourself in a situation similar to mine.

 

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FM Quizilla 4 for FileMaker Pro 14 certificate Preparation | FileMaker Today

FM Quizilla 4 for FileMaker Pro 14 certificate Preparation | FileMaker Today | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
"FM Quizilla 4" will help you in achieving your target of becoming a FileMaker 14 certified developer. 

You can practice giving the test on your iPhone  or iPad.

Send tweets about your scores from within app or share your score on social media sites!

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Evolution of the iPhone | ZDNet - FileMaker Go UI

Evolution of the iPhone | ZDNet - FileMaker Go UI | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
A tour of how the iPhone has changed over the years, starting with the first-generation iPhone released back in 2007.
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Button Up 2: Building State-Aware FileMaker Buttons | FileMaker Today

Button Up 2: Building State-Aware FileMaker Buttons | FileMaker Today | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

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In this post, we’ll learn two lightweight techniques that will give full control of button appearance and behavior.

With these two new tools in hand, we’ll be able to fully — and easily — meet the semantic challenge, and create better, more intuitive solutions.

 

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Addendum for FileMaker on the App Store

 Addendum is an application that lists the functions, script steps, script triggers, error codes and glossary of FileMaker.


This application is a tool for the development of databases in FileMaker Pro 14, available at any time on your iOS

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From Pages to Patterns: An Exercise for Everyone | FileMaker UI

From Pages to Patterns: An Exercise for Everyone | FileMaker UI | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Get away from the screen!

 

Break out the paper and scissors!

 

Charlotte Jackson shares an exercise for developing pattern thinking.

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Google Maps and FileMaker Integration | Youtube (2'31")

A quick look at integration we have been doing with google maps and FileMaker
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Fun with FileMaker – Control with the gestures of your hand | The Brain Basket (video 3'09")

Fun with FileMaker – Control with the gestures of your hand | The Brain Basket (video 3'09") | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Watch this video to get inspired.


I will show you a device, that can capture the gestures of your hand and thereby control a FileMaker solution.


While this is just a prototype and proof of concept, there could actually be a lot of applications, where such thing could come in handy.


Imagine a chef in a restaurant, that prepares dishes and the orders is displayed on a screen.

Instead of having to press a touch screen or a keypad with his hands, that have just been working on the food, he can wave his hand in front of the sensor to go to next order, previous, mark it as being worked on.


Never have to contaminate keypads, tablets etc.

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FileMaker Google Calendar Integration

FileMaker Google Calendar Integration | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Having your own calendar inside of FileMaker is a great way for you and your coworkers to keep track of upcoming appointments.

However, building your own calendar in FileMaker is a very tedious task.

Why reinvent the wheel when there are already apps out there that you can integrate with?

I will show you how to connect your FileMaker solution with Google Calendar to take advantage of this powerful calendar and all of its features.

Watch on Youtube: FileMaker Google Calendar Integration

 

Read more on dbservices.com blog

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Also look at Seedcode work : http://www.seedcode.com/filemaker-ical-google-calendar-sync/

as well as this video about Google Calendar : http://www.websitecreationworkshop.com/blog/google-tips/how-to-use-google-calendar/

 

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Discover a FileMaker Solution Managing all Production Cycles for a Manufacturing Company.

Discover a FileMaker Solution Managing all Production Cycles for a Manufacturing Company. | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

With a FileMaker solution, one can easily retrieve the provisional reports of sales or purchases, track sales and orders, or plan the production schedule.

 

A FileMaker solution allows for efficient management of raw materials needed to manufacture products, from receiving raw materials to the management of inventory and storage location with consideration to expiry dates and stock levels.

A FileMaker solution can also administer the bill of materials, from the attribution of ingredients according to recipes to bagging when applicable.

 

Read more on http://solutions.directimpact.ca website

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FileMaker 14: In-Field Labels

FileMaker 14: In-Field Labels | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
In-field labels, or Placeholder text, are a new addition to FileMaker 14. The in-field labels simplify your layouts by adding placeholder text or instructions inside a field. This text disappears when you type.
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