Blogs tagged with: FileMaker

  • The Pause that Refreshes Feature Image

    The Pause that Refreshes

    November 11, 2022 / By: Marcia Conner / FileMaker, PauseOnError

    “My home office has a full refrigerator, no commute, and a loving dog, yet this place has all of you.” — Pause 2022 attendee A few weeks ago, I spent time in the North Georgia mountains with over a hundred daring developers and intrepid techies at the tenth annual PauseOnError conference. Brave because the event takes place outdoors in mid-October at a high enough elevation for nights to grow cold and rainy days, some years, to soak clothes through and […]

  • Recap of Claris Webinar: More than Just FileMaker Feature Image

    Recap of Claris Webinar: More than Just FileMaker

    September 8, 2022 / By: Martha Zink / FileMaker, Modern FileMaker

    In today’s webinar, Claris focused on business leaders. Brad Freitag, Claris CEO, removed his Claris hat and played the role of just a CEO. Collectively, the Claris team focused on decision-makers, the Claris Community, and changes in the Claris platform. Thinking like an executive Brad Freitag talked about running a business in an agile framework, driven by priorities and a quarter-by-quarter horizon, motivated by the company’s vision and mission. He said an executive focuses on running a “coordinated company, not a […]

  • Building a modular picker with an OnTimer Script Feature Image

    Building a modular picker with an OnTimer Script

    June 24, 2022 / By: Barbara Cooney / FileMaker

    It’s common in Claris FileMaker to create picker windows. Imagine selecting a customer for many different parts of your app: Invoices, Work Orders, Sales Orders. How can you reuse the same customer picker and have the result from the picker target different tables? One technique that we use here at Proof+Geist is to use the Install OnTimer script step along with a handler script.  The components are: Calling script, with context-dependency Handler script, with context-dependency Picker window Picker select script […]

  • Managing authentication for FileMaker-backed web apps Feature Image

    Managing authentication for FileMaker-backed web apps

    June 20, 2022 / By: Eric Luce / FileMaker, NextAuth, NextJS, Web Apps

    One of the wonderful things about Claris FileMaker is its ability to power web apps. However, doing so brings up questions about authentication. For instance, how do you allow a user to securely log into a web app? Once they’ve logged in, how can information about the user be easily collected, displayed, and changed according to the user’s role and permission set in that web app? For Next.js there is a great library to handle secure authentication: NextAuth. Because NextAuth […]

  • The Context Podcast: Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server Feature Image

    The Context Podcast: Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server

    May 25, 2022 / By: Martha Zink / Cloud Hosting, FileMaker, FileMaker Server, Ottomatic, The Context Podcast

    Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Angelo Luchi, Proof+Geist Director of Infrastructure Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO From the outside, hosting with FileMaker Server can seem simple and straightforward. But behind the scenes, there’s a whole lot more going on! Whether you’re hosting your FileMaker solution on-premise or in the cloud, on your own or through a hosting provider, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to protect your data and your business from […]

  • The Context Podcast: The Evolving Claris Platform Feature Image

    The Context Podcast: The Evolving Claris Platform

    May 3, 2022 / By: Martha Zink / Claris, FileMaker, The Context Podcast

    Peter Nelson, Claris Vice President of Engineering Andrew LeCates, Claris Director of Platform Evangelism Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Ernest Koe, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CEO Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO On April 26, 2022, Claris hosted a webinar on the future of their technology and platform. In this episode of The Context Podcast, Martha, Ernest, and Todd are joined by special guests Peter Nelson and Andrew LeCates from Claris. They focused on their upcoming offering, Claris Studio, […]

  • The Context Podcast: Multi-File Solutions Feature Image

    The Context Podcast: Multi-File Solutions

    May 2, 2022 / By: Martha Zink / FileMaker, The Context Podcast

    Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO John Renfrew, Independent Developer & Proof+Geist Affiliate In this episode, Martha, Todd, and John explore multi-file solutions from a broader perspective. Deciding on a single or multi-file FileMaker solution is not a good proxy for how complex the system is – a complex system can comprise one file, just as a simple system can comprise multiple files. Both Todd and John discuss optimizing systems and […]

  • Claris announces exciting changes to its platform Feature Image

    Claris announces exciting changes to its platform

    April 26, 2022 / By: Martha Zink / FileMaker

    Focusing on Problem Solvers In today’s Claris webinar, CEO Brad Freitag started by saying that “Problem solvers are our ecosystem,” giving a shout out to the all-in Claris community of developers and consulting businesses. He and his team detailed a new licensing program, shared additions to the platform, and discussed the future. Here are three notable takeaways: Claris Studio: The next piece of the puzzle First, Claris is releasing a new product. Peter Nelson, VP of Engineering, referred to his […]

  • The Context Podcast: The Modern FileMaker Revolution Feature Image

    The Context Podcast: The Modern FileMaker Revolution

    March 18, 2022 / By: Martha Zink / Claris Community, FileMaker, Modern FileMaker, The Context Podcast

    Martha Zink will host the podcast, continuing the tradition of interviewing the Claris community on various topics. Have some ideas or want to be on the podcast? Drop us a line and let us know! We want it all, including technical deep dives, customer stories, conceptual chats, and other topics that benefit the people in our community (and help spread the word on how awesome this community is).

  • Introducing Otto 3 Feature Image

    Introducing Otto 3

    November 4, 2021 / By: Jeremy Brown / FileMaker, Otto

    Today, we are proud and excited to release Otto 3 into the world and share it with the Claris FileMaker Community.

  • FileMaker Charting: JSON as the Data Source Feature Image

    FileMaker Charting: JSON as the Data Source

    March 29, 2018 / By: Jeremy Brown / charting, charts, FileMaker, json

    FileMaker JSON Charting is very possible since JSON is a great source of data. Here we take a look at how these two great tools are combined.

  • Native FileMaker: More than Meets the Eye Feature Image

    Native FileMaker: More than Meets the Eye

    March 6, 2018 / By: Jeremy Brown / FileMaker

    Native FileMaker consists of so much more than scripts and fields and tables. We can leverage the entire platform and use all of native FileMaker.

  • GoZync: Architecting For Mobile Feature Image

    GoZync: Architecting For Mobile

    November 8, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker, GoZync

    FileMaker Go solutions that are installed locally on the iPhone or iPad provide a better over-all user experience because they are faster than hosted solutions and can work even when you don’t have a good connection. Once you decide to go down this path, you are faced with two problems. First how do you exchange data with the hosted FileMaker Application? Second, how do you deploy new versions of your solution to your users in the field?  These turn out to be […]

  • SOFA Recap Feature Image

    SOFA Recap

    November 7, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker

    I had a great time at the Southern Ontario FileMaker Association meeting.  The weather was really nice. I didn’t even need to break out my winter coat. I want to thank Dave Pong for setting it up, and for getting the word out. Thanks to every one who came.

  • Understanding Commit Record Video Feature Image

    Understanding Commit Record Video

    August 9, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker

    After I got home I recorded my entire session from this year’s DevCon. Here it is along with all the files that I used in the session. Hope you enjoy.

  • GoZync Podcast Feature Image

    GoZync Podcast

    June 26, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker

    While John Sindelar and I were doing our West Coast FmPug tour we sat down with Matt Navarre to do a podcast. Actually we didn’t sit, we stood, but you get the idea.  We talked about the upcoming release of GoZync, and a bunch of other things, like the MacBook Air, Transactions and well … dirt. Check it out

  • Get Front Tab Names With Out Recursion Feature Image

    Get Front Tab Names With Out Recursion

    April 4, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker

    For years I have been using a recursive custom function to get a list of all the Selected Tab Panels on a layout.  This works quite well, but in my current project I wanted to get rid of all custom functions. I didn’t really want to use a looping script. I wanted a pure calculation that could do it.  This is what I came up with. ——————————————— Evaluate(“List(¶” & Let( [ left = “Let([tab = “”; right = “”];Case(GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( […]

  • FileMaker And Sencha Touch Feature Image

    FileMaker And Sencha Touch

    February 16, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker, Sencha Touch

    UPDATE:   I got re-tweeted by Sencha Inc. it blew out my bandwidth at screencast.com. That is totally cool! I have been doing a lot of work with JavaScript lately. Specifically looking at how to build cross platform mobile web apps that connect to FileMaker.  There are some pretty cool libraries available out there that significantly reduce the works load. I had some time at LAX waiting to fly out to pause on error. So I whipped up this little […]

  • Announcing proSign v1.0 Feature Image

    Announcing proSign v1.0

    February 7, 2011 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker, ProSign

    Geist Interactive is proud to announce the release of proSign v1.0. proSignp makes it easy to add signature capture to any FileMaker Pro solution. Signatures can be captured using any touch pad or pen and tablet input device. No special hardware is required. It runs on both Mac and PC. It requires FileMaker Pro version 9 or greater. Signatures are captured and stored as Base64 encoded data urls which makes them easy to display in web viewers or to embed […]

  • GoSign v0.8 Released Feature Image

    GoSign v0.8 Released

    September 30, 2010 / By: Todd Geist / FileMaker, FileMaker Go

    I am very excited to announce my first actual product for sale here at Geist Interactive.  GoSign – easy signature capture for FileMaker Go!  Using GoSign you can add signature capture to any FileMaker Go application in about ten minutes. The core technique involves using a WebViewer to display a jquery based JavaScript/HTML5 application that lets someone scribble their signature directly on to an iPad or iPhone, just like they do in the Apple store’s now. Needless to say this […]

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