The Craft of FileMaker announced today they will be hosting their next Design Studio for FileMaker Pro Developers October 24th – 26th in New York City. This three day training will be lead by veteran FileMaker Developer’s Conference Speaker, Don Levan, President of Vanguard Custom Software and Founder of the Craft of FileMaker. Attendees of The Design Studio will learn a formal process for designing exceptional FileMaker solutions.
Melbourne based Goya Pty Ltd today introduces RefreshFM, their new FileMaker Update Manager tool developed to complement BaseElements, their highly regarded solution analysis tool. RefreshFM is a set of FileMaker files and includes the free and open source BaseElements plugin. RefreshFM builds, runs and manages an import process for FileMaker solutions and lets developers update from old, live versions to a new development version with minimal intervention and complete control.
California based Dracoventions today announces 2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer 2.5 for FileMaker Pro. Hands-Free Printer is the world’s only FileMaker printer plug-in that can individually control every printer setting in the Windows Print and Print Setup dialog along with similar options in the Mac OS X print dialog. Version 2.5 adds OS X Lion compatibility and the ability to set the two-sided printing option on Macintosh FileMaker Pro.
Stellar Data Recovery today introduces Stellar Phoenix FileMaker Recovery 1.0, their new FileMaker database repair utility for Mac OS X. Stellar Phoenix FileMaker Recovery is an efficient utility to deal with almost any instance of FileMaker database corruption, by restoring inaccessible data into a newly created database. It recovers data from corrupt databases created in FileMaker Pro, Advance and above. Even heavily damaged files can be optimally repaired and restored with this software.
California based .com Solutions Inc. today announces FmPro Migrator Platinum Edition 6.00, an important update to their popular database conversion solution for Mac OS X. The PHP Conversion feature provides an automated FileMaker Pro to CakePHP web application conversion. Almost all layout objects are converted. The converted PHP web application uses the contents of existing layouts to build dynamic web forms having insert, query, update and delete features, supporting 12 database servers.
Seattle based SeedCode today announces that the new version of Zulu now syncs FileMaker contacts with your Google Contacts. Zulu is an extension for FileMaker Server that syncs Calendars and Contacts automatically. Users can see and edit FileMaker data from iCal or Google Calendar and from the calendars on their iPhones or iPads. And now Zulu offers the same thing for contacts so you can work with them online in Google, in the iPhone’s address book, and in the Mac Address Book app.
CampSoftware today announced GoLaunch, a new solution that makes creating FileMaker Go database launch buttons on the iPhone & iPad Home Screen. GoLaunch makes opening FileMaker Go databases faster by creating iPhone & iPad database links that work like App buttons by reducing taps to a single tap. GoLaunch works by sending the information GoLaunch needs to connect you to your FileMaker Go database immediately. You can create web pages in seconds that can be saved as App icons.
Goya today announces BaseElements, their free and open source plugin for FileMaker. The BaseElements plugin is the ultimate fully cross platform developer tool for analysing, documenting and completely cross-referencing every element in FileMaker Pro database systems. This plugin is not only available for unlimited free use to end users & workgroups, but also available under an open source licence. FileMaker developers can extend their FileMaker solutions without extra cost or licencing issues.
The Support Group, one of America’s leading FileMaker consulting companies, announces today their free white paper: “6 Questions To Ask Before Hiring Your FileMaker Consultant.” Whether upgrading an existing FileMaker system or building a new one, this paper offers those without in-house FileMaker resources an insider’s guide to hiring a FileMaker consultant. The nine-page paper presents in clear, non-technical language the right questions to ask of any FileMaker consultant prior to hiring them.
California based .com Solutions Inc. today announces FmPro Script Diff 1.49, a maintenance release adding compatibility with FileMaker 11 and general usability improvements. FileMaker 11 Scripts are detected automatically when they are discovered on the ClipBoard, and are processed accordingly. Transferring scripts between FileMaker Pro 11 and FmPro Script Diff is accomplished by copying and pasting the scripts via the clipboard. No DDR Export is required.
FmPro Migrator 5.68 is a maintenance release adding compatibility with FileMaker 11. This release includes support for new FileMaker 11 Script Steps as well as new XML formats for Scripts and Layouts copied via the ClipBoard. The FileMaker 11 compatibility includes support for performing Table Consolidation/Database Rebuild projects, as well as data conversions to SQL databases for ESS Configurations.