Build-On Tutorial:

iPad Time Entry

Job Tracking Template: iPad Time Entry

Overview

Tutorial summary

This Build-On lets mobile users log time from their iPads. You will give them layouts specific to the iPad, so they can choose which task they're working on and log their time to the proper task and job.

What to expect

When you’re done with this Build-On, your team will be able to:

  • Open the app from the iPad
  • See their time entries for the past week
  • Create a new time entry from the iPad, for themselves or a teammate
  • Easily filter jobs and tasks to find the right task for their time entry

Getting started

You will need a few elements before you begin this tutorial.

1. FileMaker Pro Advanced

You will use FileMaker Pro Advanced on your desktop to do all of the work in these tutorials. This is used both for development and to access your FileMaker app on the desktop.

If you don’t have a copy, you can download a free trial.

Download FileMaker Pro Advanced

2. Job Tracking Template core file

Before you begin, download the Job Tracking template core file. If you have already made adjustments to it, either on your own or from another Build-On, make sure to save a copy as a back-up before beginning this tutorial.

When you’re ready to begin, open the file on your desktop with FileMaker Pro Advanced, then you can walk through each lesson, step by step.

Download core file

3. FileMaker Go

This Build-On includes mobile features, which you will want to test as you build them. Download FileMaker Go from the App Store onto your mobile device, so you can access your app from your iPhone or iPad.

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