The Road to FileMaker DevCon 2018

The Road to FileMaker DevCon 2018

Next week, Yousaf Shah and James Nelson will be attending FileMaker DevCon 2018 @ Gaylord Texan Resort - Dallas, Texas.

It can be a substantial investment in terms of time and money to attend – especially if you are flying in from Europe.  So why is it that DataTherapy commit to sending team members every year?  In short, we think as Platinum Partners and active members of the FileMaker Business Alliance that it is an essential learning experience for anyone whom works with the FileMaker platform day to day.  It can be especially useful to fill in any gaps in your knowledge of new releases of the platform which is critical to gaining FileMaker Certification.

Here are some of the other reasons why we commit to attending every year . . .

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Case Study: C21 Media

Case Study: C21 Media

Background

C21Media (http://www.c21media.net/) is Home to The International Entertainment Community.  They are an international publishing company and digital channels business.

Challenge

C21Media offer a broad scope of services for their clients from advertising on web, mobile/iPad and print; corporate sponsorships, awards and events.  Recognising that the growth in their business needed better media sales tracking tools they approached DataTherapy to convert their prototype proof of concepts into a new bespoke solution . . .

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FileMaker 17 iOS App Software Development Kit (SDK) and deployment using the Apple Developer Enterprise Program

FileMaker 17 iOS App Software Development Kit (SDK) and deployment using the Apple Developer Enterprise Program

For FileMaker 15, 16 and 17, FileMaker Inc. has made available the FileMaker iOS App SDK.  With the iOS SDK you can:

·      Brand your custom iOS App with a custom icon for easy identification.

·      Control when you apply FileMaker Go updates to your custom iOS Apps.

·      Automate the deployment of your custom iOS Apps via mobile device management (MDM) solutions.

·      Your users won’t need to install FileMaker Go and worry about configuring it to access your cloud or private in-house server – this configuration information can be embedded or made configurable within your App.

Making use of the FileMaker iOS App SDK requires a significant appreciation of the wider technology landscape outside of the core FileMaker platform skills that would normally be expected from experienced (or even a Certified FileMaker Developer) and so here is a quick overview of the prerequisites and process . . .

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The benefits of upgrading to FileMaker 17 – GetSensor()

The benefits of upgrading to FileMaker 17 – GetSensor()

One of the major benefits of the iOS platform is the huge number of built-in sensors for things such as motion tracking and GPS, etc.

FileMaker Go 17 now supports the pulling data from these sensors with the new GetSensor() function.  Simply use GetSensor(parameter).  Helpfully calling GetSensor (“available”), will pull back a list of all of the types of sensor available on the device.  Here is a quick summary of the core ones . . .

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