Four Quick Steps to Start Beta-Testing Your Product

If you are building a FileMaker application which you are going to sell to the general public, or to a niche section within an industry, then you are going to eventually need to do some beta-testing. In order for this to be successful, there are a few elements you must implement. Here’s my list of […]

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FileMaker & Beacons

Recent versions of FileMaker, especially 15 and 16 have added functions for beacon support. This is the newest and coolest mobile feature lately. It uses beacons which are placed around a physical facility and are used to provide guidance and indications to any mobile devices which come near. Examples of use would be a warehouse […]

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Marketing Focus: Select Your Niche

In the great book, “The 1-Page Marketing Plan”, author Allan Dib says that the very first thing you need to do is to determine your marketing niche; who are you targeting for your business marketing? He recommends that you develop a clear focus of exactly what kind of customer is ideal for your business. Many […]

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FileMaker and Web Services

With the release of FileMaker 16, the ability for FileMaker to speak with the rest of the web-connected world has vastly expanded. They have done this in two ways: one which allows FileMaker to reach out and connect with other services, and another which allows those services to reach back the other way and connect […]

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FileMaker Pro OS Requirements

Sometimes it is hard to keep track of which operating systems currently work with which versions of FileMaker. Between OSX, Windows, iOS, and FileMaker upgrades it is easy to get confused. If you ever need help, here is the page on the FileMaker site which will help you to sort it all out: “FileMaker Pro […]

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Coaching vs. Consulting?

What’s the difference? Consulting is the service which we provide to most of our clients; we examine a problem they are facing and help to design and build a custom FileMaker application which will help to solve their problem. You assign us the task, and we take care of it for you. Coaching is for […]

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FM Go! – 3 Million Downloads!

FileMaker announced recently that there have been 3 million downloads of their mobile application, FM Go! on the iTunes App Store. This is really an amazing number. This shows the incredible interest people and business have in having mobile access to their data.   What is amazing about FileMaker is its great versatility as a […]

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Google Alerts for your Business

Google has a great little tool which scans the web for any submitted text and sends you a daily alert if a particular word or phrase was found on the web. This is a great business tool for marketing, prospecting, and customer satisfaction. You could enter your company’s name to find out any mention’s on […]

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Real-Life: An Application to Track Human Tissue Samples

One of the applications which we have helped to sell as a vertical market solution is an app called “LifeLab”. It is software designed for human tissue banking. Basically, people who are suffering from cancer, and will be undergoing radiation or chemotherapy store their sperm/eggs so that if they were to become infertile, they would […]

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New FileMaker 16 Feature – Data Encryption

FileMaker 16 has a number of functions which will improve the security of your data. Note that FileMaker has always had a number of security protocols in place. For example, Encryption At Rest (EAR) is something which has been around since about FM13. This is a really useful function to absolutely lock down your database […]

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