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Information Week: FileMaker 14 features new tools to make DIY mobile database apps possible for non-programmers
Jun 12 2015 - If you need to build custom database applications that don't require the massive horsepower of the enterprise battleships, or if you want a database tool to give workgroups and departments the ability to develop their own applications, FileMaker 14 has a great deal to recommend it.
Jun 4 2015 - "…step right up to FileMaker 14. There's more power and potential in 14 than in any previous version, yet it's as user-friendly as ever. If you're already an experienced FileMaker developer, I expect you'll want to upgrade as soon as you can, if only so you can start typing in scripts."
New FileMaker 14 Platform speeds business solution development for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web
May 12 2015 - FileMaker today announced a new version of its development platform that speeds creation of custom solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker 14 brings point-and-click simplicity to automating business processes, delivering desktop-style application functionality to mobile web browsers and providing productive, engaging experiences on desktops, iOS devices and mobile web browsers.
Mar 10 2015 - GoodWeave International, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to stopping child labor in rug production, is achieving its mission by automating operations with a custom FileMaker solution. The solution helps consolidate data from 3,500 annual factory inspections; track GoodWeave certified rugs across a complex supply chain; and manage fundraising, communications and financial operations.
Jan 26 2015 - FileMaker today launched the FileMaker Community, a free online resource for anyone interested in how to build custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Formerly known as the FileMaker Technical Network, or TechNet, the FileMaker Community has been completely redesigned and reorganized to make it easier for people of all skill levels to find information, engage in discussions, and share ideas and interests. As an introduction to the new community, users can download a special collection of five free video recordings of popular 2014 FileMaker Developer Conference sessions.
Oct 3 2014 - "Electronic health records can deliver many business benefits for small medical and surgical practices, [including] compliance with the paperwork and administrative cost-reduction mandates of the Affordable Care Act." Aqueduct, a DIY solution built on the FIleMaker platform, is an advanced medical practice management system which stores X-rays and other imaging histories, outside medical records, appointment and surgery schedules, clinic notes, billing information, and more.
c|net: "For data-driven Oakland A's, the 'IT coach' sets the defense." What do they use? FileMaker, of course.
Sep 2 2014 - For eight years, A's coach Tye Waller has been collecting data on opposing players and methodically building an application that gives the team an advantage on defense and on the bases. That application is based on FileMaker.
New York Times: Auto Wash Express chain increases efficiency and quality control with FileMaker Platform
Jul 9 2014 - "We have machines that automatically size and wash a car, mix chemicals, activate pumps, turn on lights — and here I am still counting inventory by hand....Now we can pull up any of our sites and see what's on hand," he said, adding that the FileMaker software "creates a PDF of a purchase order for us to send to one of our local suppliers or an online supplier."
"We recommend FileMaker 13 as a powerful tool for building customizable database solutions" says Programmableweb.com.
May 28 2014 - Filemaker 13 enables powerful custom database solutions with no programming required. The latest version FileMaker adds a mechanism for easily extending the venerable database platform for use with browsers and mobile—without the need for Web programming or app development.
May 27 2014 - Custom mobile solution using FileMaker Platform reduces reporting time by 80%, improves customer satisfaction, and saves $40,000 per year.
May 20 2014 - When Dr. Lloyd Hey became dissatisfied with his packaged electronic health record (EHR) software, he didn't just replace it. He hired a FileMaker developer to create a custom application. Under the new software, dubbed Aqueduct, staff members enter patient data only one time. Aqueduct allows Dr. Hey to review patient information, record critical data, and view images via his iPad while in the operating room or on a desktop in his office.
Apr 3 2014 - "Our success comes largely from a culture that always puts the customer first. This requires commitment, talent and very efficient business processes. That's why Keslow Camera abandoned its old paper-based system for a custom FileMaker solution for iPad, iPhone, and Mac computers that we affectionately call Flawless. Today, the solution touches every aspect of our business, from managing contracts and bids to fulfilling orders, tracking equipment worldwide, invoicing, and forecasting sales."
Mar 28 2014 - "If you're a FileMaker Pro user on your PC or laptop, FileMaker Go lets you access these database apps from your iPad (note: the PC version is still needed to create, modify and sync your databases). Version 12 in 2013 was a big change: lots of new features and controls, improved multimedia capabilities, multitasking support, greatly improved speed, and available free for the first time."
Mar 27 2014 - ZDNet's Jason O'Grady gives a resounding endorsement of the FM13 Platform: "FileMaker is the most robust database solution for both OS X and iOS, and the new features in version 13 solidify its position at the top of the heap. Whether you're building a simple asset or invoice database, or an enterprise-level solution with multiple concurrent users, FileMaker is simply the most powerful solution available on the Apple platform. "
Mar 18 2014 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 13, low cost, in-depth training materials that help developers create FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker Training Series: Advanced completes the company's official self-paced training curriculum for the recently announced FileMaker 13 Platform. In January, the company unveiled the free FileMaker Training Series: Basics, available on iBooks and in PDF format.
Jan 3 2014 - If you're already a FileMaker user, the upgrade shouldn't take much thinking about. This version builds significantly on the offering you already have - especially if you need to deploy to mobile devices. If you're looking for a database building tool for the first time, FileMaker Pro 13 has many attractions for you too. Not least of which are the powerful new layout features that make it easy to get started with with database creation.
Dec 19 2013 - "FileMaker reigns supreme when it comes to building beautiful, custom apps for non-programmers. The commitment to detail and aesthetics is apparent in using the software and I actually find it an enjoyable platform on which to create an app. FileMaker Pro 13 is an easy four and a half out of five stars and an Editors' Choice for business software, and database apps."
Dec 18 2013 - "FileMaker 13 includes something ground-breaking: WebDirect. WebDirect is a new HTML5-based FileMaker technology that makes it possible for a database built in FileMaker Pro to be accessed through a browser [and] it ...works very, very well. This is the most significant upgrade for FileMaker [in] almost a decade. If you're a developer, I urge you to upgrade, whether you're an ace or a struggling do-it-yourselfer. IT managers should be curious about WebDirect as an alternative to FileMaker Pro for users who don't need to make changes to the design or structure of databases, and of course, if you are responsible for software purchases, you will want to upgrade to FileMaker 13 as soon as the databases you use begin to take advantage of the new features. Even for lone users, FileMaker Pro 13 is the best version of the best all-purpose Mac and iOS database tool."
Dec 16 2013 - FileMaker (an Apple subsidiary) recently launched FileMaker 13...and I can envision FileMaker as a potential solution for organizations that need to create database- and forms-driven applications for iPad and iPhone users without the need of a programmer. FileMaker 13 includes documentation and tutorials that even a semi-technical user can understand. There are also improvements to design capabilities that are easy for non-designers to put to work, ... and drag-and-drop data fields in design layouts. [It also] includes tools for creating iPad and iPhone apps with slide controls, popovers, and the ability to scan records using gestures. ...I've come to rank FileMaker as a growing mobility player, because they offer tools for non-programmers to create a wide range of solutions for iPad and iPhone users in their corporate workforce.
Dec 11 2013 - Making a Web interface behave more like a desktop interface was a major goal for FileMaker 13, and perhaps the most dramatic example of that is the ability to drag images or other content into suitable fields in a database layout, right in your Web browser. Even better, and more important, is that a change to data anywhere in a FileMaker database is instantly transmitted to, and reflected by, views of that database on any platform. [And] as more and more database access leaves the relative safety of the corporate network, what with Web access and handheld apps, FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced now offers AES 256-bit encryption from end to end, even when you're using an iOS app to access or update your database.
Dec 5 2013 - "In FileMaker 13, we are seeing better server performance and superb handling of web viewer fields," says Nicholas Graham, an IT administrator at J-List, an e-commerce retail shop, who's been using the new version. "FileMaker 13 layout design is much easier and cleaner than in previous versions." For iPad and iPhone users FileMaker has added a raft of new features including slide controls, popovers and the ability to scan records using gestures. iPad and iPhone layouts can now be created in one step; and iOS solutions can include single-click capture of bar codes using the iPad (or iPhone) camera and custom keyboards that speed data entry.
FileMaker 13: Faster and easier so teams to create tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.
Dec 5 2013 - FileMaker 13 is ... a development platform that can be used to quickly build visually appealing and robust cross-platform applications. The ability to seamlessly generate applications not just for Windows and Mac desktops, but also for tablets and smart phones is an important distinction because iOS devices are gaining traction in the enterprise. If a field-tested, production-ready, web capable database system and application development environment rolled into one sounds like a good idea to you, take a look at the new FileMaker 13. There is a lot there to simplify your development efforts, especially in a multi-device development world.
Dec 3 2013 - FileMaker, Inc. today unveiled the next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. The new software makes it even faster and easier than ever for teams to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains. "With FileMaker 13, any team can quickly create custom solutions that streamline their business processes while minimizing design time," said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc. "The FileMaker 13 Platform gives organizations even more options for delivering powerful but easy-to-use solutions, including breakthrough web technology, along with impressive new design tools for iOS and desktops."
Dec 3 2013 - FileMaker revealed a major update to its FileMaker database platform that allows users to access FileMaker databases through a browser. The marquee feature of the new FileMaker 13 is FileMaker WebDirect, which allows FileMaker to be used through an HTML5-compliant browser. Changes made through the Web are updated to the FileMaker database in real time, so you can see up-to-date information regardless of which client was used to make the updates. Other new features include AES 256-bit encryption, and an HTML5 administrative console in FileMaker Server 13. FileMaker also has several new features specific to database developers.
Sep 6 2013 - When Dodge City Public Schools in Kansas started handing out iPads to teachers and students last year, Ray Wipf started thinking about how the devices' use could go beyond mobile apps, Web research, and note-taking to [provide] efficient ways to deliver student assessments. As the core technology application, Wipf used FileMaker, a cross-platform relational database solution that three years earlier replaced a legacy, PC-based assessment system that was difficult to customize and required developer support and services. Previously used only on desktops and laptops, FileMaker now runs on all 1,200 of the district's iPads — a number that's expected to increase to 6,500 by 2014.
Portable ultrasound and the FileMaker Platform provide immediate answers and feedback for physicians and patients
Sep 5 2013 - "These days, care is all about delivering the highest quality for the lowest cost. Sometimes, this involves ... innovative solutions. Minneapolis-based Abbott Northwestern Hospital is one of these innovators. Using iPhones, [medical] residents record the results of portable ultrasounds and interpretations of every exam they perform through a custom app ...created using FileMaker, a database software company, as a platform. These exam records are sent wirelessly back to a central database, where a physician double-checks them. The combination of [the FileMaker Go] portable app and centralized exam record database review ensure quality of treatment [for the patient]."
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