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Introducing the Map Widget

Introducing the Map Widget

We are pleased to announce the release of our Map Widget v.1.0 product. This is a new tool built natively with FileMaker which can be easily integrated into your existing FileMaker solution. The Map Widget provides you with the ability to display your FileMaker data as locations on a Google Map, using the Google Maps clustering functionality. You can easily interact with the Google Map, click on each pin, display details about the location, and even click a link to return you to that specific record in your FileMaker solution.

FileMaker Devcon 2018 Recap

FileMaker Devcon 2018 Recap

Grapevine, Texas in August may not be the first place most people would choose to spend a week in August. It's pretty warm. On the positive side, the parks and public places are pretty quiet. I visited Dealey Plaza, the site of John F Kennedy’s assassination as well as a Trinity Audubon center south of Dallas and both were pleasantly uncrowded. For FileMaker Devcon 2018, Grapevine was a pretty great location! The Gaylord Texan hotel is huge. I easily walked 2 to 3 miles a day just getting around the conference center and hotel. Good Exercise :)

Top New Features in FileMaker 17

Top New Features in FileMaker 17

With the release of FileMaker 17, we’ve gone over some of the top new features in a video. Check it out to see the ability to send multiple attachments, enhanced development features allowing for quicker development time, and sensors and notifications in iOS. We will also release overviews of FileMaker Server 17 and Developer Tools in FileMaker 17 in subsequent blog posts, so look for those coming out soon.

SurveyMonkey and FileMaker: A Case Study

SurveyMonkey and FileMaker: A Case Study

One of the great things about developing solutions using FileMaker Pro is that there are always numerous ways to solve a problem. I wanted to use this post to examine a solution we designed for a large managed care organization. Several years ago, we built a customized sponsorship management application for the client that is used to manage the entire process of sponsoring 3rd party events, symposiums, conferences, including review of applications, funding distribution, accounting, and document management.

WebDirect at NVL Labs

WebDirect at NVL Labs

NVL Laboratories provides complete Industrial Hygiene services including testing and environmental safety services for their clients. This includes testing for a variety of hazardous substances like lead and asbestos. They pride themselves in providing a complete solution for their customer’s environmental and safety needs and find FileMaker to be an ideal tool to help make this happen.

FileMaker 16 Certified Developer

FileMaker 16 Certified Developer

Kate recently became a FileMaker 16 certified developer. This is her 7th certification in FileMaker, completing the list of certifications ranging from version 9 to 16. The FileMaker certification exam tests a developer's complete knowledge of the platform.

FileMaker 12 Cool New Features

One of the coolest new features of FileMaker 12 is the interactive Container fields. With FileMaker 12, you can play video, listen to audio, or add comments to PDFs.

The new container file management tools have some excellent benefits. Having the containers stored externally will greatly reduce file size and increase the speed of your backups while letting  FileMaker do all the file management will save time and effort. If you have a large number of container fields in your database, moving to FileMaker is key to better performance. 

Please watch the video below to see this in action. 

-Kate Wheeler

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