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July 2010

Welcome to the latest Databuzz eNews. In this edition we catch up on the latest releases from FileMaker Inc and share some news about some recent projects we have been working on.

We hope you enjoy this edition and welcome your feedback.


Quote of the Month


Imagination is more important than knowledge

Albert Einstein


FileMaker Announces FileMaker Go


FileMaker Go

FileMaker Inc have just announced FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad, both of which are now available from the iTunes App Store. FileMaker Go lets users work remotely with FileMaker Pro databases on the iPhone or iPad (it is available as two separate apps). Users can easily view, edit and search for information in FileMaker databases on their iPhone or iPad.

FileMaker Go provides access to databases created with FileMaker Pro and hosted on FileMaker Server or FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Go can also access databases residing on a Mac or PC using a local wireless network or over the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G. All changes are instantly updated in the hosted file. Our developers can assist you with optimising your FileMaker solution for the iPhone or the iPad and to ensure that any scripts are compatible with FileMaker Go.

FileMaker Go for iPhone (AU$23.99) and FileMaker Go for iPad (AU$47.99) are available now. For more information visit the FileMaker Australia website.


FileMaker Releases FileMaker Pro v11


FileMaker Inc have also recently released v11 of the FileMaker product line: FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Pro Advanced, FileMaker Server and FileMaker Server Advanced. FileMaker Charts is the main new feature in FileMaker Pro and will allow you to create reports using bar, line, area, and pie charts. You can also create reports in a familiar spreadsheet-like format and set up Recurring Imports with your Excel or text files. There is also the new Quick Find which offers a Google type search within FileMaker.

FileMaker Australia have a number of promotions running until September 23, 2010. Details can be found on their promotions website.


FileMaker Developer Conference 2010


DevCon 2010

The annual FileMaker Developer Conference is being held this year in San Diego from August 15-18. Databuzz is pleased to announce that Andrew Duncan has been selected to present 2 sessions at this years conference.

Integrating SMS/TXT Messaging to Your FileMaker Solution will cover the ins and outs of sending and receiving SMS/TXT messages using FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Custom Web Publishing. Building a FileMaker Pro/Custom Web Publishing Solution for Internal and External Users will explore FileMaker "hybrid" solutions that are designed for both FileMaker Pro users and those accessing via a web browser using Custom Web Publishing.

You can get more information about the FileMaker Developer Conference at the FileMaker website.


Publishing FileMaker Data to the Web


We've recently finished a number of projects involving publishing FileMaker data to the web for both desktop users and mobile users with iPhones and iPads. Along with the new FileMaker Go application there are a number of options now for accessing your FileMaker data remotely.

If you have any questions about the best method for accessing your FileMaker data remotely or how to share your FileMaker data with external users please feel free to contact us for an obligation free consultation.


Receiving SMS Message Replies into FileMaker


The ability to send SMS/TXT messages from FileMaker Pro is something we've been doing for over 10 years. At his upcoming FileMaker Developer Conference 2010 presentation Andrew Duncan will be covering all the available methods for sending SMS/TXT messages from a FileMaker Pro database and the pros and cons of each method.

What some of you might not know is that you can also receive replies to those messages that you send back into your FileMaker database! This means that you can easily attach a reply to the original message to see the conversation thread and no longer have to copy/paste replies from incoming emails into your FileMaker solution. If you would like to discuss what's involved in getting SMS/TXT message replies into your FileMaker database please contact us.