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Slide-a-Block for FileMaker Go 13 or common patterns to design FileMaker Go 13 for iPad layouts « infografix

Slide-a-Block for FileMaker Go 13 or common patterns to design FileMaker Go 13 for iPad layouts « infografix | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Few years ago I wrote a « how-to » post – FileMaker GO’s layouts, Slide a block method – about designing layouts for FileMaker Go with in mind a real iOS look and feel and how to deal with the rotation issue.

FileMaker have introduced a new script trigger OnRotation of the device. So you can use 2 different layouts to display the portrait and landscape view, but it’s twice the job…. I still prefer to work on one layout only.

 

this tutorial explains how to deal with the device rotation in this case

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FileMaker Drag & Drop Example File | SeedCode

FileMaker Drag & Drop Example File | SeedCode | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Love this little demo we put together for FileMaker DevCon 2009.

A customer recently asked about this and I thought folks might like to see it.

 

The demo shows how to create a grid of buttons without having to use different script parameters on all the different buttons.

 

It’s also a tidy example of scripts used in drag and drop.

Enjoy!

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FileMaker Mentoring Intro

FileMaker Mentoring Intro | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

First and foremost, “FileMaker Mentoring” is a project that connects experienced developers with those who are interested in making a living out of FileMaker development (or vice versa).

 

It is intented to create a personal, direct relationship between both parties to learn as much as possible!

We are the contact point for both parties!

As such we provide the infrastructure as well as resources how to mentor best.

FileMaker Mentoring is not a substitute for FileMaker Training Courses or other paid education!

 

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Scanning and Creating Barcodes in FileMaker 13 – Part 1 : FileMaker Videos

Scanning and Creating Barcodes in FileMaker 13 – Part 1 : FileMaker Videos | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Get up to speed by learning the basics of barcode scanning and creation in the FileMaker platform.

We’re (rcconsulting) focusing on using a scan gun with FileMaker Pro, or the built-in camera with FileMaker Go… for the iPhone or iPad.

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Resolution & Pixel Density Comparison of Apple Retina Displays | Filemaker tip

Resolution & Pixel Density Comparison of Apple Retina Displays | Filemaker tip | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
With Thursday’s unveiling of the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, Apple now offers “Retina” quality displays in all product categories: phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop.

While the benefit of a Retina display varies greatly depending on the overall size of the panel and distance from the average user’s eyes during use, we were curious about how the new Retina iMac’s display compared to other Retina displays in terms of pixel density.

Below (tekrevue.com) on  is a list we compiled of all of Apple’s Retina displays going back to the technology’s first appearance on the iPhone 4.

 

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Apple - Apple Events - Special Event October 2014

Apple - Apple Events - Special Event October 2014 | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Apple Special Event. October 16, 2014

 

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/2014-oct-event/

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What do you think are the consequences of the Apple event for us Filemaker developers ?

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Système d’audit FileMaker | INEVCO, développement de logiciels FileMaker Pro sur mesure

Système d’audit FileMaker | INEVCO, développement de logiciels FileMaker Pro sur mesure | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Dans un logiciel sur mesure, il est important de préserver les données .. même après une mauvaise manipulation de l’utilisateur.

 

Dans la plupart des logiciels sur mesure que je (François Sylvain ‏@inevco) conçois avec FileMaker, j’intègre un système d’audit qui m’indique en tout temps les actions effectuées par l’utilisateur.

 

Avec ce système, il devient facile de récupérer une donnée supprimée accidentellement par l’utilisateur.

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FMEasySync | A FileMaker Sync Framework

FMEasySync | A FileMaker Sync Framework | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
A Decidedly Different Approach
to Syncing FileMaker Databases

Looking for an easy, powerful, and reliable way to sync FileMaker databases? You've come to the right place.


EasySync is an open source, alternative sync framework for the FileMaker platform.

 

What makes EasySync different?


• It uses only native FileMaker functionality.
• It is easy to setup and configure.
• It has a small footprint.
• It does not require additional files.
• It is fully transactional.
• It is fast.
• It syncs container fields.
• It supports users in multiple timezones.
• It can be modified to support your business rules.
• It is secure.
• It is being provided via an open source license.

 

To learn more about EasySync, on the website http://fmeasysync.com or the presentation available via this page http://www.timdietrich.me/blog/easysync-presentation-to-sofa/

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FM Starter 1.0 | Filemaker

FM Starter 1.0 | Filemaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FM Starter 1.0



Start file and modular development environment for Filemaker Pro.



FM Starter is the perfect starting point for new Filemaker projects.

In a single file you get a complete development environment, including user management, navigation and an efficient window structure. Further features include own themes, graphics and much more.

FM Starter works with Filemaker modules, which are easy to deploy. More free Filemaker modules are available on this website or through www.modularfilemaker.org.


FM Starter has been developed in english.

 

A complete english manual is not yet available, but will be available under www.kursiv.ch shortly.

The product launch is at the Filemaker conference for german speaking countries this october 2014.

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Plateforme FileMaker : créer et gérer facilement ses propres solutions mobiles sous iOS

Plateforme FileMaker : créer et gérer facilement ses propres solutions mobiles sous iOS | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
FileMaker Pro permet de créer facilement et sans programmation des bases de données personnalisées capables de gérer tous les aspects d'une activité professionnelle.

De plus, grâce à FileMaker Go et à FileMaker WebDirect, les collaborateurs nomades peuvent accéder en toute sécurité à leurs données en se connectant à distance directement depuis leur iPhone ou leur iPad.

A l'occasion des 15 ans de FileMaker Inc, M. Philippe Maros, Directeur Général de FileMaker en Europe du Sud, revient en détail sur ces produits phares.

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Filemaker DevCon Scandinavia: Home

Filemaker DevCon Scandinavia: Home | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Discover the full potential of FileMaker!


Come to FileMaker Devcon Scandinavia 2014 and discover how to make the most of the FileMaker Platform and FileMaker 13.

 

Choose from a variety of sessions on design, mobility, development, business and innovation.

 

Join other FileMaker developers in Stockholm, at Scandic Foresta, from October 21-22, 2014 and take the first steps to achieving your business goals.

 

Who knows, you might even get an exclusive preview of the upcoming FileMaker release...

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Hands-on Filemaker advanced trainings in Australia

Hands-on Filemaker advanced trainings in Australia | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FileMaker advanced courses will be held in Melbourne and Sydney in Oct-Nov. More info and booking detailsClick here to edit the title

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Project Management Grammar Hack: Time Words | SeedCode - Filemaker tip

Project Management Grammar Hack: Time Words | SeedCode - Filemaker tip | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Projects wander. Customers have unreasonable expectations. We make promises we can’t keep and that our customers misinterpret. Yet a simple grammar hack may help curb all of this.
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Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13

Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13 | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
I wanted a simple method of adding vCard export capability from my FileMaker databases to get Contact information into my Contacts application.

 

Read the details on Douglas Alder website : http://hbase.net

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FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen, Aimed for Success | YouTube - FileMakerProGurus

FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen, Aimed for Success | YouTube - FileMakerProGurus | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
It  seems FileMaker is taking a new tact in it’s advertising and marketing efforts.

So far, I’ve seen two videos like this one–one each for a man and a woman–designed to entice other young people to look into developing FileMaker as a career.  

It’s a smart move for those with an interest in programming and providing solutions.

And a smart move by FileMaker to invest in marketing of this type.

This video is about Mary Pitzen, a developer at DBServices.

Published on Oct 13, 2014

Like many recent college graduates, it took time to figure out the right professional direction.

After just of few months of training and mentoring, Mary found a rewarding career developing database solutions for clients of DB Services.

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FMEasySignature | An Open Source Signature Capture Solution for the FileMaker Platform

FMEasySignature | An Open Source Signature Capture Solution for the FileMaker Platform | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FMEasySignature, an open source signature capture solution for the #Filemaker platform, is now available.


FMEasySignature is an open source solution for capturing signatures in FileMaker databases.

 

It is a technique for capturing signatures and optionally storing them in FileMaker databases.

 

It is ideal for solutions that require signature capture, such as delivery receipts, contracts and agreements, etc.

 


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Supports mobile and desktop solutions

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Another charting tool for FileMaker : Using jQuery in FileMaker – Part 4 | The Scarpetta Group

Another charting tool for FileMaker : Using jQuery in FileMaker – Part 4 | The Scarpetta Group | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
FileMaker provides us with many great tools for reporting purposes. One of these tools is charting capabilities.

FileMaker’s built in charting can be very useful for displaying a variety of analytics, but sometimes you run across a situation where you need just a bit more than what FileMaker offers.

This is where using jQuery in FileMaker can be your best friend.

In this post I will illustrate a technique that will allow for much more advanced charting in FileMaker.

By using the techniques I’ve outlined in past posts in this series, we will create animated jQuery charts that can display multiple data sets in the same chart as well as having a choice of various chart types.

 

Read the details on the http://scarpettagroup.com website

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How to make and receive iPhone calls with your Mac | Filemaker 14 ?

How to make and receive iPhone calls with your Mac | Filemaker 14 ? | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
If you’re the kind of person who leaves your iPhone in a pocket or purse placed inconveniently across the room, you’ll appreciate the ability to answer an incoming call with your Mac.

 

You can also initiate calls from your Mac—to the other person, the call will look like it's coming from your iPhone, but you'll be chattering away with your Mac's built-in microphone and speakers.

 

For this to work you have to configure both your Mac and iPhone.

 

Read more on Macworld blog

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Implement a Progress Tracker with FileMaker 13 and Hide Object When | Design for FileMaker Pro Developers

Implement a Progress Tracker with FileMaker 13 and Hide Object When | Design for FileMaker Pro Developers | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
I’m pleased to present a guest post from John Renfrew, a developer from attitude, FBA members in Birmingham, England.

 

In it, he talks about one approach to implementing a progress tracker in FileMaker 13 that shows the user where they are in the process, by using the awesome new feature, Hide Object When.

The challenge of designing for FileMaker is like most other software environments: Starting with data and choosing the best way for it to be displayed, while adding meaning and value for the end user.

 

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Ready For Retina HD: Create Pixel-Perfect Assets For Multiple Scale Factors - Smashing Magazine

Ready For Retina HD: Create Pixel-Perfect Assets For Multiple Scale Factors - Smashing Magazine | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
The new Retina HD display will need 3x assets. Karsten Bruns shows how to generate multiple asset versions from a single vector shape in a Photoshop file.
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Tutorial on creating Retina HD graphics for iPhone 6 Plus.


Useful for #FileMaker developers.


Thanks to Damon Casey @AutomatingData 

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What Will Apps Look Like on the Apple Watch? | PSFK ... any Filemaker ideas ?

What Will Apps Look Like on the Apple Watch? | PSFK ... any Filemaker ideas ? | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
Would you really use apps on the #iWatch?

 

One company gathers ideas on how familiar communication services will appear on Apple’s upcoming wearable

 

By being an entirely new product category, the Apple Watch is meant to pose a challenge for developers.

ThinkApps, an app development company, has put together ideas on how popular mobile apps can make the most out of Apple’s take on the smart watch.

 

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FM Starter 1.0 | Filemaker - Kursiv Software

FM Starter 1.0 | Filemaker - Kursiv Software | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
FM Starter 1.0


Startdatei und modulare Entwicklungsumgebung für Filemaker Pro.



FM Starter ist die ideale Ausgangslage für neue Filemaker Projekte. In einer Datei erhalten Sie eine komplette Arbeitsumgebung mit Benutzerverwaltung, Navigation und einer klaren Fensterstruktur, eigene Themen, einer Grafiksammlung und vieles mehr.

FM Starter arbeitet mit Filemaker Modulen, die sich besonders leicht integrieren lassen. Weitere Filemaker Module sind beispielsweise auf dieser Website oder via www.modularfilemaker.org erhältlich.

FM Starter hat eine einfache Adressdatenbank integriert, die aufzeigt, wie die verschiedene Elemente zusammenspielen.

FM Starter hat eine komplette Dokumentation auf Deutsch unter www.kursiv.ch.
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New Book FileMaker API for PHP 13 eBook | FileMaker Today

New Book FileMaker API for PHP 13 eBook | FileMaker Today | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FileMaker API for PHP, A Practical Guide for Creating Database Driven Web Sites with FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Server 13.

 

The only complete reference book for the FileMaker API for PHP using FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Server 13.

 

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Seminario Web FileMaker Training Series Fundamentos - Descubre | YouTube (1:00:37)

Únase al primero de los seis seminarios diseñados para complementar su aprendizaje con el FileMaker Training Series Fundamentos, el manual oficial de FileMaker Inc. para aprender a su propio ritmo.

En esta sesión aprenderá cómo los productos de la Plataforma FileMaker funcionan juntos.

Identificará los requisitos para crear, evaluar y compartir soluciones FileMaker, comparando y contrastando FileMaker Pro y FileMaker Go. Vea las soluciones iniciales incluidas que vienen con FileMaker Pro y cómo empezar a trabajar con ellas al momento.

Además, conozcas las capacidades adicionales de FileMaker Pro 13 Adv, y aprenda de historias reales de uso.

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How to Automate FileMaker Server Fail-Over on the Mac

How to Automate FileMaker Server Fail-Over on the Mac | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
I have this managed services client, amazing client, easily my best one and my most favourite.

Their workflow relies heavily upon their client roster database which is built on top of FileMaker.

Recently I was doing their quarterly audit and noting all the single points of failure in the network.

What I realized during this process was FileMaker Server running on top of a Mac Mini Server is a pretty big single point of failure.

 

Of course I have FMServer doing regular backups but when confronted with the question:

What is my recourse when the host running FM Server dies?

 

read more on http://jordaneunson.com site

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