There are many things needed to be recorded in Biathlon competitions. Start time, finish time, shooting etc. It is great idea to automatized this with FileMaker database, but how to do it? Just listen Graham Lindsays story about 24U Plug-Ins and custom development!
We have added support for mobile payment terminals to our Gonector plug-in to allow seamless integration of mobile paymens for custom apps developed using the FileMaker platform. The new version of Gonector lets your app talk directly to mobile payment terminals from Infinite Peripherals (for Noth America) and Ingenico (for Europe).
24U has been known for providing great and easy to use plug-ins for the FileMaker platform for over 18 years. Over time our expertise has expanded, so we have re-designed our website from the ground up to reflect our whole current range of services and make it easy to get in touch with us. Check it out and let us know what you think about it!
Since eSellerate has recently announced an end of life of their services, we have updated all our plug-ins to use a new way to verify license validity, independently on eSellerate. We also included latest minor improvements and optimizations, including optimizations for better compatibility with the recently released FileMaker 18.
“I would recommend 24U to anybody who had a tricky problem because 24U really helped me to figure it out and I was surprised they could do it!” Craig turned to 24U for help with getting data from an old optometry equipment directly to his FileMaker app.
“One of 24U's developers was able to analyze it, make changes to it and the results really exceeded or met my wildest expectations.” Ted asked us for help with a script that was critically important to his solution but became too complex and slow over time. Within a few days we were able to cut the script run time from 20 to just 5 seconds.
As time passes by it’s often hard to notice what changes it brings and fairly judge what wishes are being listened to and fulfilled. We FileMaker developers often tend to complain about FileMaker ignoring our feature requests but let’s be honest and admit that’s often just an oversight.
Not local…? Over the ocean or wherever? Don’t worry 24U take care of you. Our coders team first time implemented 24U Phone Companion remotely. Customer was super satisfied then and so us…
Customers from Holland working on implementing the systems of food quality control came to us to see our demo. They were particularly interested in scanning RFID and reading data from weighing scales on the go. Both these features can be implemented to a custom FileMaker App using Gonector
“The 24U Phidgets Plug-In turned out to be solution and the answer.” Jacques Kirouac developed his own sheep sorting solution for farmers in Canada based on FileMaker Pro and 24U Phidgets Plug-In. It’s interesting to hear how it works and we are happy that Jacques is satisfied with our plug-in and services.
Just like fastening seatbelt can protect your life, having your core systems audited by an independent expert can save your company. In this video excerpt from FileMaker Konferenz 2016 HOnza talks about how our audit service helped KLM to make their own solution more scalable and reliable.
This update addresses issue when function Toolbox_Merge didn't work with stylised text as expected and is recommended to all users of version 3.0 Toolbox Plug-In allows your FileMaker databases to execute FileMaker or System shell scripts to automate tasks inside/outside of FileMaker Pro and much more!
Do you want to integrate physical devices with FileMaker Pro but not sure where to start? Now you can get everything (software and hardware) to get started with Phidgets and the FileMaker platform, at one place.
Phidgets Plug-In 3.1 is now available. The new version now brings support for iOS and new features like locking RFID tag while you are writing via Phidget. Minor bugs were also fixed.
The popular plug-in for integrating FileMaker solutions with hardware devices, such as relays, environmental sensors, RFID, and more, now brings support for iOS and re-designed examples. Version 3.1 for iOS lets custom FileMaker apps control Phidgets directly from iPhone or iPad.
Our team is exploring the possibility to integrate our customer's FileMaker app with a special RFID reader for scanning animals. If you have a similar need, make sure to get in touch with us.
Is the latest FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server faster than previous versions? Can search in an indexed field be really slower than search in an unindexed one? How can database structure affect speed of performing scripts on server? For second time HOnza Koudelka presented his performance testing results and experiences at FileMaker Konferenz 2017
Our learning app Multiply we wrote about on our blog in November is now available as a free app on the App Store! Check it out to see what HOnza was able to create in less than 2 hours with FileMaker Pro Advanced and Xgode.
The new version now includes 24U Toolbox Plug-In version 3.0.3.
All 24U plug-ins are now code-signed for better security.
24U's FileMaker developers have released a new version of JOGS, a custom app we developed for our customer from Malawi, Africa. The app was made to help our customer manage purchasing crops from local farmers, now we have added new features to also support distributing seeds to farmers.
Everyone knows or feels that starting a new business is not easy. There are many startups in these days. Every new company looks for the best possible systems to support their new ideas. We found out that our favourite FileMaker platform is an ideal match for these startups.
Layout switch takes 40 seconds? How user feels? Maybe frustrated is the right word. This was happening to our user before they asked us for help. Before we found and fixed two bottlenecks. Layout switch is now 8x faster and 1000 hours a year saved!
There’s a big difference between guessing and knowing. Every FileMaker solution has a bottleneck. Learn what it is and let FM Bench help you to identify it!
“If you are trying to figure out what’s wrong with your solution or how you can make it better, 24U guys are a great resource!” These words come from WorldCloud Inc. CEO Joe King. We are happy to hear feedback like this all the time.
Counting sheeps may put anyone asleep but for a sheep farmer sorting sheep a real madness and commercial solutions are too expensive. Therefore one developed a new solution powered by the FileMaker® platform and 24U Phidgets Plug-In!! Our customer Jacques Kirouac from Quebec developed a new solution Sheep Sorter which works on FileMaker Pro.
You know what it feels like to be the hero who has just fixed “the thing”. Imagine you have spent hundreds or thousands of hours developing your solution, and now you’re ready to deploy it. Is your work done? The truth is that until now you have been playing your favorite game. Now the real life begins.
24U team of coders works hard to develop another hardware integration solution. Our most famous hardware integration product
In the last months we have released many new versions of products, even 3 completely new ones - fmRESTor, Xgode and Gonector! That's why Don Clark asked Honza Koudelka as FileMaker Pro Guru.
HOnza presented results of converting a complex solution from Spider Web to Anchor/Buoy relationship model, making Perform Script On Server 3.5 times faster. This video is an excerpt of the FileMaker Konferenz (Salzburg 2017) session recording, showing the most inter
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My son Štěpán recently surprised me by bringing an insufficient grade from a math exam. He needed to improve quickly, so I launched FileMaker Pro Advanced and decided to create an app to help him. The next day he got the best grade for a followup exam, not making a single error…
Adds support for SNOM VOIP phones, support for 48 new phone systems and script steps for even easier implementation. Get the new version!
24U Testers are indispensable in applications development processes. Dušan Kollár our test manager is using modern Apple technologies – iPad Air 2 to effectively lead team of testers.
This new version adds convert rich-text to HTML with CSS, support for Native iOS FM Go apps and Support for FileMaker Cloud.
A month has passed since we got back from FileMaker DevCon and now we have a small recap for you. Our demo generated a lot of interest this year, so if you have missed it, make sure to check it out at least from the web...
One more live stream from FileMaker DevCon 2018, this time with Richard Carlton and showing also NFC tag reading using iPhone without any additional hardware...
We are pleased to announce to have 5 FileMaker 17 Certified Developers on staff! Thank you, team, we're all proud of you!
This new version of the popular hardware integration plug-in adds compatibility with VINT.
Gonector connects a custom native app built with the FileMaker iOS App SDK directly to mobile hardware devices.
We can build native iOS apps with the FileMaker platform but we struggled doing that too often. Xgode has changed this for us, and now it is not an exception when we build a FileMaker based native app more than five times on the same day. Why is the life after Xgode so different from the life before it?
This new version supports 64-bit FileMaker Pro and Pro Advanced.
The new online service lets FileMaker developers easily build a native app for iPhone and iPad from a FileMaker Go® app in less than 15 minutes.
fmRESTor is an object-based PHP library developed to interact with databases and custom apps hosted on a FileMaker® Server via the new FileMaker Data API from within a PHP.
This update addresses an issue when Plug-in randomly crashed on macOS while calling the Plug-in functions and is recommended to all users of version 10.13 High Sierra.
Since the introduction of WebViewer, Google Maps were quite popular in FileMaker solutions. What many FileMaker developers may have missed though is that in most cases they were using Google Maps API illegally and Google could ban their API key or IP address from accessing the feature at any time.
24U SimpleTalk Plug-In 2 now works on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, making it compatible with all flavors of FileMaker® Pro 15, 16 and 17 Advanced.
This new version of the popular dialog showing plug-in adds support for native iOS apps and brings Pause/Resume/Cancel buttons to progress dialogs.
24U Software releases 24U SimpleSound Plug-In 4.1.5, 24U Phone Companion 2.1.2 and 24U Phidgets Plug-In 2.0.2. This update addresses a rare issue when plug-ins randomly crashed on macOS while calling the Plug-in functions and is recommended to all users of version 10.13 High Sierra.
All of our available plug-ins have been tested with FileMaker 17. We are pleased to announce that they are fully compatible with this new version of the platform! You will find information about this compatibility soon at
New features e.g.: Starter apps and Add-on Tables - Get started more quickly! Use one of the 6 predefined applications to get the custom app you've always wanted. Add more functionality by connecting an Add-on Table to the app.
“I will totally suggest the audit. It was very helpful for us!” Mert Bayri from Medeam (e-commerce workgroup of KLM) talks about how he developed and improved his custom FileMaker application in cooperation with 24U.
Phidgets Inc. has released a new interface called VINT. It is great and we are already working on new versions of our products to support it. Until they are released, please consult the product homepages for compatibility details.
This update addresses an issue when Plug-in randomly crashed on macOS while calling the Plug-in functions and is recommended to all users of version 10.13 High Sierra.
As time passes by, we quickly and easily get used to new technologies and new versions of all the apps we use. Occasionally, the history decently knocks on the door, checking if we remember. Just like recently, when a customer contacted us, asking for help with converting his invoicing solution, made in FileMaker Pro 1.0, to the current version.
This update addresses an issue when FileMaker database window was flashing on Windows.
This updates improves the way how 24U Toolbox Plug-In handles situation when it is updated on Windows and when ToolBox_SetGlobal is called on FileMaker Pro 15 or 16.
We’ve been developing FileMaker plug-ins since the release of FileMaker Pro 4, so some of our products have been there for our users for over a decade. We would like to share with you a few notes on how to make a product successful, no matter how precisely you plan the future of your product.
24U celebrates 18 years in business today. Join us in celebrating that, based on Czech law, we are now finally an adult.
Many years ago, when designing backup strategy for our server, we decided to take advantage of one typical aspect of FileMaker databases. By using a simple bash script, we could easily keep a history of 4 times more backups than without compression...
The idea of being able to off-load time consuming tasks from FileMaker Pro to FileMaker Server is as old as the scripting abilities of FileMaker Pro, which were introduced with the FileMaker Pro 3 release. But it was the FileMaker Server 13 that finally made this idea easy to implement.
These brothers created the first mobile system for automated planting and we are really proud that we can the part of it. This system will not only make planting easy but it can really help us to save our planet. You can plant anything, anywhere in the world. Tomatoes in a desert, strawberries in a cellar, in a few years maybe on Mars as well.
We have completely rewritten SimpleSound to support 64-bit platforms and new operating systems, added support for more ID3 meta tags, such as artworks, and even made it work server-side.
This version addresses issues with registering the plug-in, mostly appearing under Windows 10.
This update addresses issues with registering the plug-in, mostly appearing under Windows 10.
The update improves how SFile_Read handles binary, makes the Base64 encoding consistent with the new built-in Base64 functions, and fixex issues with registering the plug-in, mostly appearing under Windows 10.
One of the questions I am getting from time to time since I testing FileMaker performance is whether there is any significant difference between performance of text and number fields, So I tested it and discovered that there is even a case when indexed field can be slower than an undindexed one.
When you have a FileMaker solution that you have developed and used over a long time, you are likely to have objects like scripts, table occurrences, value lists, custom functions or layouts, that you don’t use any more. Once in a while you probably want to delete some of them to remove their impact on your solution’s size and performance.
Implementing 24U FM Bench Detective can take a lot of time especially when you have hundreds or thousands of scripts in your FileMaker solution. See how PTHPasteboard can save you tremendous time by letting you insert the 24U FM Bench Detective script steps into your solution on Mac about 4 times faster.
Implementing 24U FM Bench Detective can take a lot of time especially when you have hundreds or thousands of scripts in your FileMaker solution. We have found a great 3rd party tool for Windows called Hot Copy Paste that can save you tremendous amount of time.
If you have a large solution with hundreds or thousands of scripts you will like what we are working on for the next version of FM Bench, fully automated insertion and removal of FM Bench Detective. But if you dont want to wait, here is something you can use already today.
We have spent over 7 years taking care of our customers, mostly through FileMaker® solutions. Let us show you our experiences... Our award-winning team is going to cross the ocean to help you with your challenges again. Now in Phoenix of Arizona, July 24-27. See you at DevCon at our 24U booth!
24U Toolbox Plug-In is a robust FileMaker Pro plug-in which allows your FileMaker Pro databases to do many exciting things... In this new version you’ll find for example more precise error code handling. There is also removed limit of number of system scripts performed in single session.
What a great week! There are some great new features such as JSON parsing, external script steps, Save as PDF on server, encryption calculation functions, and more. Check it out and let us know what you like the bridge.
Before you can analyze measurement data captured from your FileMaker solution with 24U FM Bench Detective, you have to check consistency and validity of the data with Error Checker. It will tell you where FM Bench misses some log entry it expects, such as corresponding exit event for previously logged start event.
Session Browser in 24U FM Bench Analyzer lets you browse through individual users sessions of your FileMaker solution, see when they logged in, when they logged out, and when they ran specific scripts, how long these scripts took to execute and compare them between themselves.
Before you can efficiently optimize your solution you first need to find out what to optimize. Bottleneck Finder is the major key component of 24U FM Bench that analyzes collected measurement data and identifies the real bottleneck of your solution...
We spent years trying to find out how to make our own solution perform faster. After you have optimized the bottleneck of your FileMaker solution, the Reporter feature of 24U FM Bench will let you compare the speed before and after optimization and prove your progress to your peers, boss, or client.
Developer Assistant from Dracoventions is a FileMaker plug-in that helps FileMaker developers to save time and be more productive. This tool will make your optimization process even more efficient. Developer Assistant lets you search all scripts, the table relationships graph, in table and field metadata.
We spent years trying to find out how to make our own solution perform faster. Learn how to easily implement 24U FM Bench Detective by inserting a few script steps into your own FileMaker solution and start measuring and optimizing your solutions today.
Get the best performance out of FileMaker Pro by optimizing your solutions and achieve 100+% speed gains in almost no time. See how 24U FM Bench Detective benchmarks your FileMaker solution with microsecond precision to tell you how long exactly your scripts and calculations take to execute.
24U Phone Companion 2.1 works on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, making it fully compatible with all flavors of FileMaker Pro 14 and 15.
Small company brings European freight transportation to the 21st century via modern technologies and a custom app developed in partnership with 24U Software within 6 weeks using the FileMaker Platform.
Once again, our award-winning team traveled cross the ocean to help you with your challenges. After the successful 20th DevCon the previous year, the conference returned to Las Vegas again!
The new version of 24U Phidgets Plug-In now runs on 64-bit, conects to Phidgets over network, and adds support to new Phidgets, such as TextLCD, writable RFID, or analog outputs.
When the first FileMaker DevCon Developer Cup took place at FileMaker DevCon 2014 many people asked me why I was not participating. So I applied for the next one in 2015. I was selected out of the over 1500 attendees to be one of 12 actually competing, and I won both the separately evaluated design challenge and the whole contest as well.
Update to the new version to resolve issues with registration dialogs and other minor issues.
The new version improves behavior of SFile_Compress and registration dialogs in addition to other minor fixes.
This free update addresses issues with registration dialogs and includes other minor improvements.
Version 5.0 of our scripting addition that extends AppleScript by a few easy-to-use commands to send emails directly from your scripts is compatible with the new OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11 and comes with the current version security standarts.
24U Software announces the version 4.0.1 of 24U Appearance OSAX. The scripting addition for Mac users allows AppleScript script writers to interact with users via dialogs, notifications, alerts, progress indicators, and floating messages without the need to use a complex development tool, such as Xcode.
24U Software announces free download availability of a new mobile application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that allows for controlling and monitoring Phidgets devices connected to the network with the help of various control layouts.
24U has released the version 2.0 of 24U Toolbox Plug-In, toolbox of the most useful calculation functions for daily use. The new version has been rewritten to be fully compatible with FileMaker Pro 14 and stable on FileMaker Server even when being used from several simultaneous threads.
Once again, our team came across the ocean to share our best experiences with you and to help you to let you focus on your business. This time in Las Vegas, Nevada.
24U Software is able to provide you with a custom solution on the level of enhancement or transformation that best suits your actual situation. You will be able to effectively get the most out of any new technology. Don't hesitate to contact our sales department!
Let us integrate your FileMaker solution with your other systems to avoid human error and waste of time by duplicated data entry, and get your business running smoothly by having your data where they have the highest value. Don't hesitate to contact our sales department!
Managers and business owners can now easily order 24U’s expert advice to have their internally developed FileMaker® solution audited and prepare a sustainable long-term maintenance and development plan. Don't hesitate to contact our sales department!
24U SimpleDialog Plug-In allows your FileMaker solutions to interact with users via professionally looking dialogs to provide excellent user experience with minimum development effort. New version of our popular plug-in for displaying native custom dialogs and progress bars bring full 64-bit support for FileMaker Pro 14 and latest operating system.
All compatible plug-ins can be used with FileMaker Pro 14 in the 32-bit mode, Toolbox Plug-In also in 64-bit mode, 64-bit versions of other plug-ins will be announced as they become available. More info at our Plug-Ins Compatibility page. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.
We have released a major upgrade of 24U SimpleFile Plug-In for managing files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server, adding new features, along with support for 64-bit FileMaker Pro 14 and FileMaker Server 12, 13, and 14.
We have tested all components of 24U FM Bench with the recently released version 14 of the FileMaker products and have not encountered any issue at all. The current version 1.2.1 of 24U FM Bench is fully compatible.
Get the application for encrypting/decrypting data. Use multiple encryption keys and switch between them! Go on website of Cryptor and look at all the possibilities you will get with it…
Get the only cross-platform telephony integration for FileMaker Pro. It has been improved to support call centers and complex phone system setups. Go on website of this new version and look at all the possibilities you will get with it...
Our team has gained a lot of experience updating our plug-ins to work with the 64-bit architecture of FileMaker Server 13 and our mobile apps to work nicely with iOS 8 on the new devices. Thanks to our rich experiences with updating our own products for 64-bit we are now ready to offer this as a service to you as well! Don't hesitate to contact us.
Get full support of FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Server 13 and stability and compatibility improvement. Go on website of this new version and look at all the possibilities you will get with it...
Our team came across the ocean to share our best experiences with you at the FileMaker Developer Conference 2014 and help you to leverage the FileMaker Platform to run your business without boundaries…
Get more from new version of this plug-in... Functions Toolbox_Encode and Toolbox_Decode have been added. Toolbox_GetTimestamp returns even more precise timestamp on Windows.
Give yourself the possibility to have custom sound effects, background music and more audio for your resonant databases… The new version od SimpleSound enables use of this plug-in in FileMaker Pro 13 for Mac. No update is needed for Windows now.
Get support for all 64-bit components of FileMaker Server 12 and 13! New 24U Toolbox Plug-In is faster, more stable, fully compatible with FileMaker Server 13... Off-load a lot of hard work to FileMaker Server 13 to make your solutions more efficient.
The good thing about growth is that you’re getting stronger. You can deliver more work in less time and provide more unique values to your clients, such as stability, reliability, or variability. The difficult part is to make the team work together like clockwork.
In the last article I mentioned I attended Pause[x]Berlin 2013 with my team and gave you the video recording of my session Optimization Madness. I'm glad to tell you that I have one more recording from this event for you. We also recorded Fabrice Nordmann's session Client Offload.
In May, I participated in Pause[x]Berlin 2013, a European format of the popular unconference Pause On Error, organized for FileMaker developers by FileMaker developers.. There I presented a session called Optimization Madness focused on optimizing performance of FileMaker solutions.
Several years ago, when Tamagotchi became popular, I thought it was a good way to teach a kid how to take care of a pet, without an actual risk of hurting or killing one. Back at that time I had no idea that the meaning of this toy was much deeper...
A lot has been written and said since FileMaker 12 was released about its speed, compared to FileMaker 11. Emotions left aside, if I was supposed to compile all the recent findings into a single brief message, I would say that some people find FileMaker 12 slower than FileMaker 11 while others experience improved performance.
Last September I wrote an article about a custom function that I optimized to evaluate hundreds times faster. At the end of the article, I challenged my readers and myself by claiming that the already optimized custom function can be optimized even further. Do you remember? Later on I actually really optimized it again, and talked about this.
This example demonstrates that even a single-step script can be optimized. You just have to think a little bit out of the box... I was showing this as a surprise in my session Marvelous Optimizations at Pause On Error [x] London 2011. I used a sample file with 25 fields and 5,000 records and imported these records 5 times in a row in just 13s.
The second example I was showing in my session Marvelous Optimizations at Pause On Error [x] London 2011 was the script for selecting Random Set of Records. I found this example in the FileMaker Knowledge Base and optimized it to run at least 158 times faster when selecting 10 random records out of 50,000.
This is the first example I was showing in my session Marvelous Optimizations at Pause On Error [x] London 2011. I already wrote about this optimization some time ago. It’s the one that led me to unveil the Marvelous Optimization Formula. I took the example and added FM Bench Detective into it to be able to exactly measure and examine what happens.
This is a fresh story of me spending hours trying to fix a technical issue and accidentally revealing a gold nugget. A few days ago one of my nightly server-side scripts stopped working without any apparent reason. But when I tried to run the script in FileMaker Pro it worked just fine. I really needed a way to debug the script on the server.
I noticed that one of the articles updated in the official FileMaker Knowledge Base on September 23, 2011 was explaining how to select a random set of records in a FileMaker database. I was wondering how fast the currently recommended technique is and whether I can make it faster with the help of FM Bench.
Experts in optimization and hardware integration, platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. We build custom apps, FileMaker plug-ins, native apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, we are able to to integrate even hardware and software noone has integrated before.
Just today I needed to decode HTML encoded text in FileMaker. After checking few functions I found one that seemed pretty good. Written in 2009 by Fabrice Nordman and named HTMLencoded2Text, this custom function was converting my imported text OK at first sight.