Category Archive for "FM Products"

You need a complete product package

When I was writing my book, Easy Apps!, one thing which I had learned and shared in the book is that when it comes to selling a commercial software product, there is so much more involved than just writing the code. Writing the code is actually the easy part, but there are many other elements […]

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Case Study: A Digital Construction Equipment Tracker

Northern Dewatering, Inc, is a company based in Rogers, MN which pumps water away from construction and excavation sites. Usually ground water, rain, and melting snow are factors which flood a worksite and make any construction work more difficult. So NDI, ‘dewaters’ the site by laying out hundreds of feet of pipe and numerous types […]

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Case Study: Gourmet Bike Tours in Europe

This is a company that contacted us from Switzerland. Dig-n-go provides “gourmet” bike tours all over Europe. This company was started by two brothers and when we met up, they were trying to run their entire company using Bento. Bento was FileMaker Inc’s attempt at providing an easy to use database application for mobile. Problem […]

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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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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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FileMaker-Products.com

You may not be aware of this, but we have a second website where we focus on helping people to sell their vertical market applications. We have been in the business of selling commercial FileMaker applications for decades. We sell a number of FileMaker apps to non-profits, and a very large application called “MagicBase” to […]

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Case Study: An App Created in FileMaker for Writers

So here is an interesting story about just how flexible FileMaker can be to build out great and useful applications. My brother is a FileMaker developer, having co-created with me the MagicBase Integrated Marketing System in FileMaker. He has sold hundreds of copies of this to people all around the world. It is a stand-alone […]

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FileMaker-Products.com

You may not be aware of this, but we have a second website where we focus on helping people to sell their vertical market applications. We have been in the business of selling commercial FileMaker applications for decades. We sell a number of FileMaker apps to non-profits, and a very large application called “MagicBase” to […]

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Deployment Impacts Design

Here’s a quick tip as you are planning your amazing FileMaker application to sell to the world: Deployment Impacts Design Before you ever set pen to paper, or stylus to tablet, you must make a decision about how you will be deploying your FileMaker application. That is, will it be only desktop? Will it be […]

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One Big Reason to Use Web-Direct

Web Direct is FileMaker Pro’s technology for recreating the database application completely on the web so that any of your users can access the solution just with a web browser. This has some great advantages, but also a couple of drawbacks. First the drawbacks: FileMaker’s Web Direct although much improved over original versions has some […]

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