Entries by Andrew Duncan

FileMaker Mobile for the iPhone

I didn’t mention this in my DevCon 2008 recap but one of the other new tools that was previewed in the foyer and hallways of DevCon was the new FMTouch. Think of FMTouch as FileMaker Mobile for the Apple iPhone or iTouch, but much better. The relational capabilities of FMTouch is something long time FileMaker […]

FileMaker and Web Services the easy way

I’ve worked on many FileMaker implementations that require integration with external systems, whether it is importing, exporting, posting or syncing data, usually with XML involved in there somewhere. I’ve had many discussions with FileMaker engineering staff at FileMaker DevCons over the years as well about where I would like to see FileMaker Pro expand in […]

Plugins, AutoUpate and FileMaker Pro Runtimes

I’ve written previously about the changes to where plugins are downloaded to with FileMaker Pro 9, which now has 2 possible locations for storing plugins: 1 – the FileMaker Pro Extensions folder and; 2 – the user’s Application Data folder Having the same plugins (but different versions) in both locations can create some plugin management problems for you as the plugins […]

Latest FileMaker Australia Promotion

FileMaker Australia have a new promotion available – purchase 10 seats of FileMaker Pro 9 at Volume License Prices (VLA) and get a free copy of FileMaker Server 9 (RRP AUD $1645.00). Education customers get an even bigger discount. This also includes 12 months of maintenance which means you will automatically receive any upgrades for […]

Sample Data for FileMaker Developers

If you’re ever looking for some sample data to populate a typical FileMaker Pro contacts database here are some sources for free sample data: Fake Name Generator – creates single and bulk names, addresses, phone numbers etc. Has different format options for different countries Briandunning.com – has free downloadable .csv files for 500, 5000, 50000 […]

FileMaker Developer Conference 2008

FileMaker Inc recently announced the details for this year’s FileMaker Developer Conference – DevCon 2008. This year DevCon moves back to Phoenix, Arizona after a few years in Orlando, Florida. For Australian attendees this is good news – connecting to Phoenix is much quicker than another long flight to Orlando from the US West Coast […]