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Tuesday
Save to Calendar FileMaker Go 14 Crazy
10:45 AM
Mobility

Claus Lavendt (DataManix)

Session Description

In this session, we will look at the new features and how you can utilize them to make your FileMaker Go solutions go crazy! We will focus on the new design elements that will make your users love your solutions and how to implement them. There is also review the new changes that will help us integrate with external devices to write great workflows.

What you should know

You should be familiar with developing solutions for FileMaker Go.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
What You Will Learn
  • What is new in FileMaker Go 14
  • How the new design elements will enhance your solutions
  • How to write great workflows when integrating external devices, such as barcode scanner
  • How to utilize AV player steps in FileMaker Go
Save to Calendar Build iOS Solutions Using FileMaker Pro 14
10:45 AM
Mobility

Nicolas Hunter (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

Building solutions for touch devices can be challenging without the right knowledge and tools. During this session, you will learn how to design, optimize, and organize FileMaker Go solutions for both iPad and iPhone while exploring the most innovative and efficient techniques. Learn how to re-imagine a workflow designed for the desktop to create an intuitive experience for touch interactions. You will also discover how to use FileMaker Pro to design intelligently for iPad and iPhone, creating and debugging your solutions with minimum effort and maximum results.

What you should know

Layout design skills for desktop and essential FileMaker layout objects behavior

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Pro
What You Will Learn
  • Differences between designing for iOS devices and desktop computers
  • Essential techniques for designing solutions for iOS devices
  • Optimizing workflows in your solutions
  • How to organize large FileMaker solutions for iOS devices
Wednesday
Save to Calendar Workflow, Business Rules and Data Capture in Mobile Solutions
9:00 AM
Mobility

David Head (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

Fundamental differences between desktop and mobile solutions stem from differences in usage and purpose. This session will consider a range of factors that can drive the unique design of mobile interfaces. While there is no absolute right way to design a mobile interface, there are choices that are more effective and productive. We will look at interfaces designed for FileMaker Go that lead the user through a conditional workflow, enforce business rules and capture data efficiently. This session will present a number of problems, a range of solutions for each and question which is best.

What you should know

Attendees should have basic experience developing a solution for FileMaker Go.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
What You Will Learn
  • Unique requirements and features of mobile solutions
  • Designing a great user experience with script triggers, conditional visibility and layout objects
  • Constructing workflow, enforcing business rules and smart data entry
  • Your new mantra: Simplify Simplify Simplify
Save to Calendar Designing Mobile Interactions
10:45 AM
Mobility

Chih Hsiao (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

FileMaker Go allows you to design solutions to solve a whole new class of problems. The new design tools introduced in FileMaker Pro and the improvements in FileMaker Go 14 make it easier than ever to get started. In this session, we will review the key principles for designing mobile interfaces, provide strategies on how to focus your designs so that they work on small screens, and give you specific steps you can take to evaluate and improve the usability of your solution.

What you should know

The basic functioning of the FileMaker layout controls and tools.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker WebDirect
What You Will Learn
  • The key principles for designing successful user experiences on mobile solutions
  • Specific steps you can take to evaluate and improve the usability of your solution
  • Specific things to avoid when designing for mobile
  • How to use the design tools in FileMaker Pro to ease your transition to designing mobile interfaces
Save to Calendar An Inside Look at FileMaker Go: Under the Hood
10:45 AM
Mobility

Ed Ford (FileMaker, Inc)
Albert Mark (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

This session will provide details on the inner workings of FileMaker Go. We will describe how the FileMaker Go 14 app chrome is structured, introduce the redesigned rendering engine, go into depth on what FileMaker Go does when you switch to and from other iOS apps, and more Each topic will contain practical guidance to get the most out of solutions running in FileMaker Go.

What you should know

Attendees should have basic experience developing a solution for FileMaker Go.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
What You Will Learn
  • How to take advantage of the FileMaker Go UI
  • How your solutions interact with iOS multi-tasking
  • Understand how rendering works in FileMaker Go
  • Learn how styles impact performance
Thursday
Save to Calendar Syncing FileMaker Systems
9:00 AM
Mobility

Katherine Russell (NightWing Enterprises)

Session Description

Syncing independent or stand-alone FileMaker systems is an essential part of a solution designed specifically for mobile users, whether they use FileMaker Go or FileMaker Pro or both. From simply importing records to incremental record-by-record updates based on business rules, sync is built on the interrelated components of record exchange and record processing. This session covers sync concepts (creating, deleting and editing records, considering ways to resolve the thorny question “Which edits win?”), available technology options for FileMaker syncing, and dynamic scripting techniques to support successful syncing.

What you should know

Intermediate to advanced scripting expertise.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
What You Will Learn
  • Sync concepts: record exchange and record processing, establishing order of precedence and defining sync "rules"
  • FileMaker technologies for syncing, as well as a variety of options for data handling and transmission
  • Advanced scripting techniques with an emphasis on indirection to minimize hard-coding and focus on reuseable code.
  • How to map out the requirements for a successful syncing implementation
Save to Calendar Creating and Scanning Barcodes With FileMaker
10:45 AM
Mobility

Ryan Klenk (MainSpring)

Session Description

Creating and scanning barcodes is easier than ever thanks to both recently introduced features in FileMaker and community contributions. In this session, we’ll look at some methods for creating and scanning barcodes, discuss different types of barcodes and give some insight on how to decide which type is right for your solution.

What you should know

FileMaker basics and some scripting knowledge.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker WebDirect
What You Will Learn
  • About the different types of barcodes
  • How to decide which barcode type is right for you
  • Several methods for creating barcodes
  • Scan barcodes and insert that information into your database