Databuzz releases fmMMS – Send and Receive MMS Messages from the Claris FileMaker Platform

Sydney, Australia – September 15, 2020 – Databuzz today announced fmMMS, a FileMaker solution that lets you send and receive MMS messages from the FileMaker Platform.

fmMMS allows you to send MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages from the FileMaker Platform to almost any mobile phone in the world via one of the supported MMS Gateways, reaching over 1,000 mobile networks in more than 220 countries. MMS allows you to add any kind of multimedia content to your messages, such as images, QR codes, audio and video which are sent directly to the recipient’s phone.

MMS is perfect for sending promotional messages about new products or services, coupons or special offers, special event invitations, tickets (including QR codes) and real estate property information. With MMS you get the benefits of SMS such as high open rates compared to email, with the ability to add multimedia content to your messages, add a Subject line to act like a message headline and increase the amount of text you can send. MMS messages appear more visually appealing to the recipient and can lead to higher engagement with your customers*.

fmMMS features include:

  • works with FileMaker Pro 16 or later
  • uses all native FileMaker scripts and functions (no plug-ins required)
  • completely unlocked for you to integrate into your own FileMaker solution
  • can be hosted by FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server 
  • works with Macintosh and Windows

“We’ve been helping customers integrate SMS with their FileMaker solutions for over 20 years and have had many requests for MMS integration,” said Andrew Duncan, CEO of Databuzz. “We’ve made fmMMS as easy to use and integrate as fmSMS – we can’t wait to see how our customers use fmMMS.”

fmMMS supports multiple MMS Gateways internationally and supports the following features*:

  • Send single and bulk MMS messages (messages are typically delivered in under 15 seconds)
  • 2 Way MMS – allow recipients to reply to messages and have them appear in fmMMS
  • Works with multiple MMS Gateway providers internationally
  • Delayed Delivery – send a message now for delivery at a future time
  • Delivery Receipts – track the status of sent messages
  • Message Logging – track the history of all sent messages
  • Message templates – create an unlimited number of pro forma templates
  • Send Messages to WhatsApp Users using the Twilio API for WhatsApp
  • Support for Webhooks: have incoming messages and delivery status updates pushed to your FileMaker Server automatically

Availability, Pricing, and Compatibility

fmMMS is available in a number of licenses: Company, Product (Vertical Solution) and Developer. It is available now from the Databuzz website at Company Licenses start at AUD $695.00. fmMMS requires FileMaker Pro v16 or later and an account with one of the supported MMS Gateways.

* Not all MMS Gateways support all features of fmMMS. Some features might incur additional charges by your selected MMS Gateway. Webhooks require hosting by FileMaker Server and the Data API or Custom Web Publishing using the PHP API and a static IP address, or a web server running PHP.

Media/Customer Contact:

Andrew Duncan

Phone: +61 418 468 103

About Databuzz: Databuzz is a long-standing member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. We have been developing and deploying FileMaker solutions for clients in Australia and internationally since 1999. Our clients are individuals, small-medium businesses, government agencies and multi-national corporations. Databuzz was founded by Andrew Duncan, a Certified FileMaker 18 Developer. For more information please visit our website at


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Coming Soon – fmMMS

It’s been almost 20 years since we first started integrating the FileMaker Platform with SMS Gateways, allowing our customers to send and receive SMS (Short Message Service) messages from their FileMaker solutions to their contacts all around the world. In that time we’ve released four versions of fmSMS, our FileMaker solution that works with over 70 SMS Gateways internationally reaching over 1,000 mobile networks in more than 220 countries.

During that time we’ve had a number of requests to implement MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) functionality as well as SMS, and have done a number of custom integrations over the years allowing customers to extend fmSMS to both send MMS messages and receive MMS messages. MMS has a number of benefits over the text based SMS service, including:

  • MMS allows you to add any kind of multimedia content to your messages, such as images, QR codes, audio and video directly to a phone
  • MMS also increases the amount of text you can send in a single message (SMS is limited to 160 characters per segment)
  • MMS includes an additional Subject line which acts like a headline to your message
  • MMS messages appear more visually appealing to the recipient and can lead to higher engagement with your customers

MMS messages also benefit from the well documented advantages of SMS compared to email, including:

  • The open rate for an SMS is nearly 98% while it’s 20 to 30% for email
  • Over 95% of SMS messages received are opened and read
  • 90% of all text messages are read within 3 seconds

We’ve been hard at work on creating a sister product to fmSMS called, naturally, fmMMS, that is almost ready to be released. We’re in the final stages of testing and documentation and plan to release fmMMS later this month.

The main features of fmMMS include:

  • send an MMS to a single contact
  • send a bulk MMS to multiple contacts
  • check the status of sent messages
  • works with the FileMaker v16 Platform or later
  • Webhooks support for automatically receiving incoming MMS messages for both the FileMaker Data API and the PHP API

fmMMS uses all native FileMaker scripts and functions (no plug-ins required) and like our other products it will be 100% unlocked for you to integrate into your own FileMaker solution.

We’ve put together a short preview video showing fmMMS in action sending and receiving a picture message. You can watch this below or via this link on YouTube:

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