Tag Archives: FileMaker Go

Automating Webcam Photo Capture within FileMaker (Windows)


OK folks, here is a hack for you. The Challenge: Capturing images from a web cam into FileMaker on Windows. I was able to achieve this previously on a Mac using AppleScript, but there is no similar easy inter-application scripting language on Windows. FileMaker Go on mobile has the ability to grab photos right from […]

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Dialing Phone Numbers using SkypeOut from FileMaker Pro


A while back, I found a technique to launch Skype and using the SkypeOut URI scheme, dial a number in Skype. I tested the ability recently and was surprised to see that the technique seems to be broken. Back in 2006 Skype announced on their blog that a FileMaker plug-in had been created by Premium […]

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Guided Access—Kiosk Mode for FileMaker Go on the iPhone or iPad


A software-only solution to turning your FileMaker Go databases into true Kiosks. Photo: iPad POS Flip Mountby NClosures Why am I always the last to hear about these things? Apparently this feature, called Guided Access, has been on iPads for a while, and is now available on iPhones with iOS 6. I stumbled on this […]

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Database Development with FileMaker Pro Advanced on a tablet


Is database development with FileMaker Pro Advanced possible on a tablet computer yet? Not really, but soon, maybe. FileMaker Go is a wonderful tool for deploying FileMaker databases on iOS devices (iPad, iPods and iPhones) but it leaves something to be desired for the FileMaker developer. There is no way to flip open the hood […]

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Simple Static Map Overlays in FileMaker Pro


This is an idea I had about creating static map overlays in FileMaker Pro. The gist of it is to create a base graphic map using a program like Photoshop and then add a number of transparent overlays to the map. Save the base map and overlay layers as transparent PNG files and import them […]

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Getting FileMaker Go databases onto an iOS device using Dropbox


Update 2017-08-31 – This article is getting a little long in the tooth. FileMaker Go doesn’t look like this any more. There are easy ways to get files to and from Google Drive, Dropbox and iCloud using the sharing menu in iOS. Here is an article about using Google Drive from a web client as […]

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“FileMaker Go” demonstrates Apple’s double standard on Flash


UPDATE Sept. 9th, 2010. Apple: We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are making some important changes to our iOS Developer Program license in sections 3.3.1, 3.3.2 and 3.3.9 to relax some restrictions we put in place earlier this year. In particular, […]

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‘FileMaker Go for the iPhone’ – a First Look


As you may have heard by now, FileMaker has finally launched portable versions of FileMaker Pro, called FileMaker Go. These two versions will run on the iPhone/iPod Touch ($19.99) and the iPad ($39.99). As FileMaker developers, we were given a glimpse of this product family last year (we didn’t know it would be a family […]

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