Entries by Andrew Duncan

FileMaker and the Twilio API

Here at Databuzz we’re longtime fans of Twilio, the company with the strange name that offers a Cloud communications platform, providing the building blocks to add messaging, voice, and video in your web and mobile applications. For many years we’ve been working with the Twilio API, primarily to send and receive SMS messages using our fmSMS […]

fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) and Unit Price Rounding in Xero

By default the Xero API accepts unit prices (UnitAmount) to two decimals places – this means that if you were entering a line item on an Invoice and entered ‘1.795’ for the Unit Price it would be rounded to $1.80 in Xero. For most customers 2 decimal places is sufficient for the line item unit price, however there […]

fmAccounting Link and Two-factor authentication with Xero and MYOB

  As more IT services move to the cloud the risk of unauthorised access and security breaches becomes something that most small business owners need to manage in order to protect access to their critical business systems and sensitive data. The past few years has seen a significant increase in the number of online services […]

FileMaker, cURL and HTTP Response Codes

When FileMaker Inc. released the FileMaker 16 Platform last year they included a feature I had been requesting for over 15 years – native cURL support. cURL is a command line tool and library for transferring data with URLs – you’re probably familiar with the HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMTP protocols. cURL is important as it allows us to […]

FileMaker Inc. releases FileMaker 17 Platform

FileMaker Inc. today released the FileMaker 17 Platform with new versions of FileMaker Pro Advanced, Server, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect. As with previous releases FileMaker 17 has a number of new features for both customers and developers alike. This releases marks the fourth annual release that started with v14 with all new versions shipping in May […]

FileMaker 17 Platform Compatibility Update

The FileMaker 17 Platform was released today and we’re pleased to report that all Databuzz products are compatible with the FileMaker 17 Platform. We haven’t encountered any issues with the following products in our testing with the FileMaker 17 Platform: fmSMS – we have sent messages from multiple SMS Gateways, checked Account balances and checked the status […]

fmEcommerce Link (WooCommerce Edition) Now Runs Natively on FileMaker 16 Platform

When we first released fmEcommerce Link (WooCommerce Edition) back in 2016 the functionality required to integrate with the WooCommerce REST API did not exist in the current version of FileMaker Pro, therefore we had to use a FileMaker Pro plug-in to handle the API requests, set HTTP Headers, encode JSON and parse the JSON response. This allowed fmEcommerce […]

fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) and the Xero API TLS 1.0 Deprecation

Xero have recently announced that they will be deprecating support for TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 from 30 June 2018. TLS is used to secure communication between partner apps like fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) and the Xero API. The Xero API will now require partners apps to use TLS 1.1 as a minimum and recommend upgrading to TLS 1.2. […]

FM Starting Point Custom Integrations

Over the past few years we’ve performed a number of customisations for customers using the popular FM Starting Point template from Richard Carlton Consulting. FM Starting Point is a free FileMaker CRM template designed for use with the latest version of FileMaker Pro, and is focused on small businesses, work groups, and non-profit organisations. FM Starting Point manages business […]