FileMaker Performance Lab Meeting June 2022 Recap
Another Performance Lab Meeting has been great and inspirational again with 27 developers joining me online to discuss how FileMaker 19.5 compares to the previous versions, how fast it runs on the new Apple silicon Macs, and what's new in BenchTest, our tool for testing and comparing FileMaker performance.
How fast are FileMaker 19.5 and the new Macs? Let's discuss...
Claris has released version 19.5 of the FileMaker platform. Apple released Mac Studio and announced M2 equipped laptops. How are these new releases going to affect performance of your FileMaker apps? See our first test results and join us on June 28 to discuss them in detail.
From FileMaker to App Store Step by Step
I was a guest of Richard Carlton’s live stream 5 days in a row to explain, step-by-step, how to build a native app from a FileMaker database, and how to distribute it to iPhone and iPad devices, with and without using the App Store. Here’s a list of all the topics discusse with direct links to the corresponding moment in each recording.
Blazingly Fast Barcode Scanning with Linea Pro and Infinea Scanners
Linea Pro and Infinea are multi-purpose scanners made by Infinite Peripherals that attach as a protective case to your iPhone or iPad. They allow for blazingly fast and reliable barcode scanning and RFID reading or writing. Let us show you how easily you can integrate these scanners into your own custom app made with Claris FileMaker...
Help to stop the war in Ukraine via information! To help Russians bypass their government's censorship, we have created this small PHP script, which you can easily add to your website. Then anyone accessing your website from Russia or Belarus will be presented with special page with basic info about the war and a fresh feed of uncensored news.
Tracksy is our new complete software & hardware solution for tracking and locating goods, assets, orders and people within controlled space, leveraging RAIN UHF RFID technology, ready to integrate with existing systems based on Claris FileMaker, SQL or REST API.
Claris has released FileMaker 19.4
19.4 brings macOS Monterey and Windows 11 compatibility, Shortcuts automation on Mac, custom OAuth providers and several stability, security and performance improvements. 10.15 is the minimum macOS version to run FileMaker 19.4. We are testing our products with the new version and will let you know as soon as we can confirm their compatibility.
Monitor FileMaker Server Temperature with Bridge for Phidgets 4
Bridge for Phidgets 4 adds support for 13 new VINT sensors, but also for FileMaker Server. Learn how to use it to automate monitoring of your server temperature, tracking access using RFID tags, unlocking doors, and anything else you can imagine, all that 24 hours a day without having to leave a dedicated FileMaker Pro client open all the time.
Test Your FileMaker Performance with BenchTest 2.0
Meet BenchTest 2, our free benchmarking tool for Claris FileMaker. You can use it to measure and compare performance of different techniques to do the same thing, different versions of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server, or different client, server and network configurations.
Join Us for October 2021 Performance Lab Meeting
Mark your calendar for the next FileMaker Performance Lab online meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 27. Join us to discuss new version of BenchTest, latest performance test results, as well as benchmarking and optimization techniques and best practices.
All Plug-Ins Updated for Apple Silicon
We have updated all our plug-ins to work with FileMaker 19.3 and later on Macs with the M1 Apple Silicon processor. If you are still running FileMaker 19.2 or older just to keep our plug-ins working, now you can plan updating to the latest version of FileMaker and take the full advantage of the Apple Silicon native performance.
Gonector Prints RFID Labels
We have made our mobile hardware integration plug-in able to print labels on the Zebra ZQ630 RFID and compatible label printers, including reading and writing UHF RFID tags embedded in the labels. Gonector print labels quickly and reliably via Bluetooth using ZPL, so you don’t have to rely on wi-fi or AirPrint.
BenchTest Community Results 1st Wave
Since June, when I made an updated public beta of BenchTest available, 45 valid complete test results were submitted by 19 different people. It’s just a beginning, but enough to make some comparisons and share the results with you, so here they come, along with an updated version of the tool.
Reading and Writing NFC Tags from FileMaker
Every iPhone 7 or newer can read NFC tags. Starting from iOS 13, iPhone can also write to NFC tags. Our Gonector plug-in enables you to do that directly from your custom FileMaker apps. You can use this to store any data to the tag, such as product ID, inspection history of a device, link to instructions on how to use a device, or anything else.
Implementing Industrial Barcode Scanners from Zebra
Gonector lets you integrate your custom FileMaker apps with industrial barcode scanners from Zebra to scan your barcodes quickly and reliably even in poor light conditions. Learn how you can easily implement these scanners into your own app for tasks such as inventory counting.
Equipment Loan tracking with Zealous Accuracy
To remain efficient when integrating hardware devices with software, we created ELZA to keep track of where each device is located when we need it. We use QR codes to identify devices, responsive web app to start and finish loans, RFID to always know what's in its place, and Claris FileMaker to keep track of the history and state of each item.
FileMaker Performance Lab June 2021
During the January FileMaker Performance Lab meeting I shared the first beta version of BenchTest, my performance testing tools. I was working on it since then and today I am pleased to announce the first version ready for you to easily compare the performance of your own FileMaker Server or hosting with my reference setup.
JennPro making Marks and Spencer more efficient through technology
Responsive web app simplifies POS graphics ordering for M&S. JennPro has been able to cut the time needed by M&S visual managers to order POS graphics for their stores from a whole day to 2 hours through a 24U-developed web app connected to their internal custom FileMaker system.
Gonector 2.0 Doubles Supported Devices
Gonector allows custom FileMaker apps for iPhone or iPad to seamlessly integrate directly with various mobile devices such as digital scales, RFID readers and mobile printers. Today we are happy to announce version 2.0 which doubles the number of supported devices.
FileMaker Pro, WebDirect and Custom Web App in One Solution
Phil Hanson has a vertical solution for managing Australian gymnastics clubs. He’s using Claris FileMaker Pro for club/gym managers and WebDirect as a staff portal. We’ve helped him to create a members portal as a proper web app with responsive design and professional user experience, leveraging the best of all three worlds in a single solution.
PDF Examples Updated
All our three recently released free examples for creating and manipulating PDFs solely using FileMaker custom functions have been updated. Get the latest version to add clickable hyperlinks to PDFs exported from your custom FileMaker Apps, generate print-quality barcodes, or dynamically draw scalable vector graphics.
Development Scheduling Optimized with Web Viewer
Adding Webhooks to FileMaker is Easy
We have released fmRESTor 19. Even though there were no news in FileMaker Server 19 Data API that would require fmRESTor to be updated, we wanted to bring a significant improvement to you anyway, so here it goes, along with a brief 8-minute step-by-step video on how you can use fmRESTor to add a webhook to your own FileMaker database.
Toolbox 3.2 adds support for Linux and hosting providers
Updated version of our Toolbox plug-in is now available also for the Linux version of FileMaker Server. It also brings special security controls designed mainly for hosting providers, as well as some compatibility and stability improvements.
FileMaker Performance Lab Meeting January 2021
Our second online meeting to discuss FileMaker performance testing has taken place on January 19 with 36 participants. Now you can watch the recording even if you have missed the meeting.
Generate Scalable PDF Barcodes Purely with Calculations
Have you ever dreamed of being able to generate high quality scalable barcodes in FileMaker solely using calculations, with no plug-ins, fast enough in a way compatible with server-side scripts, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect, and completely free of charge? Your dream has just come true.
Licensing Guide for FileMaker 19
Are you considering buying a new FileMaker license and struggling with choosing which license option is the best one for you? Try to use our license guide, updated for the current licensing terms of FileMaker 19. Or simply contact us and we'll take care of you, worldwide.
New Year with New Test Results
A new year has come and we all hope it will push us forward to better tomorrows. New year also deserves new performance test results, especially since Claris released FileMaker 19.2 just a few days ahead of Christmas. So I used some of the calm holiday time to prepare new sets of tests and discover some new interesting things…
Xgode 2.0 on Steroids
According to our customers. Xgode is the best and easiest to use way to build and push mobile apps made in FileMaker to the users. Now version 2.0, faster, with more controls and better support for the App Store, has been deployed and is ready for you to try out!
Using RFID on Metal - Interview with Experts
We integrate RFID with FileMaker since 2008. One field where our customers always struggle a bit, however, is using RFID to identify things made of metal. To demystify this topic a bit, I have organized a meeting with Codeware, our supplier and partner for RFID technologies, to discuss specifically how to use RFID on metal.
FileMaker on M1 under Rosetta vs Intel Core i7
We have received our first Mac mini with the Apple’s new M1 processor, so I could not resist to test how Claris FileMaker performs on this new hardware. I was very nicely surprised, that even under the Rosetta emulation, it performend as well as on the latest Core i7 Mac mini.
Christmas Lights Automated with FileMaker and Raspberry Pi
Some people control Christmas lights by plugging them in and unplugging them every day. Then there are those who will control them in some other way, for example using FileMaker. Milan belongs to the second group and he likes to automate repetitive tasks. That’s why FileMaker has been controlling his Christmas lights for the second year in a row.
Visualize Data with PDF Vector Graphics
Vector graphics can be scaled without any loss of quality or accuracy. That can be very helpful for visual representation of data, such as printed reports or complex structures. Generating vector graphics as PDF in my example is handled solely by 42 custom functions. 100% compatible with server-side scripts, WebDirect, and even FileMaker Go.
FM Bench updated to version 1.3.4
Version 1.3.4 of our popular benchmarking and performance optimization tool is now available. The new version allows you to directly connect renamed FM Bench Log file, better handles logging of concurrent server-side script and provides workarounds for some special cases, such as stopping script by closing the last window.
FileMaker Performance Lab Meeting 11/2020
On November 19, 2020 you could join HOnza online to discuss the first results of hos performance tests of FileMaker Server 19.1.2 and FileMaker Pro 19.1.3. The meeting, attended by 29 participants, is over, but recording is available.
FileMaker Server 19.1.2 Performance First Results
Engaged by Claris Engage 2020
The first Claris Engage, a successor of FileMaker DevCons, was originally planned to take place in Nashville, Tennessee. The coronavirus pandemic has changed plans for most live events this year, and so Claris Engage turned to a virtual experience. We attended, and even participated as a virtual exhibitor, so let us share our highlights with you.
Adding links to PDF from FileMaker
As a Claris partner, we resell FileMaker licenses. As an extra benefits, we also provide a nice PDF document with all information about the license, including download links. To generate this document from our FileMaker based CRM, I needed a way to include functional web links in it. So I wrote a custom function that does it, without any plug-ins.
Automated Greenhouse Climate Control
As a little boy I grew tomatoes and some herbs in pots on balcony (because we didn’t have a garden at that time). Over time my hobby evolved into growing vegetables in a greenhouse. Since I also like technology and automation, now many of the repeating processes are controlled by Claris FileMaker, Raspberry Pi, Hardwario, LoRa, Node-RED, etc.
Join us watching Claris Engage 2020 and get 20% discount
The virtual Claris Engage 2020 is starting in just a few hours. Join us watching the very first wordwide online FileMaker conference and come to say hello to our virtual booth! To celebrate 20 years in business we are offering 20% discounts on our products to every attendee who shows up.
Scavent Makes Event Management Efficient
Scavent is a complete software solution for live event organizers, that grew up on our personal experience with the use of modern technologies. We can customize Scavent to fit your individual needs and use it to help you organize your event, so that you can focus on providing great content and leave the organizational difficulties in our hands.
FileMaker 19 Performance Lab and Compatibility
Claris has released FileMaker 19. We have tested all our products and are happy to confirm that they all work fine with the new version, only iOS versions of our plug-ins need to be updated for the new iOS App SDK. Now we are preparing our performance lab to test FileMaker 19 performance and compare it to the previous versions.
Optimizing FileMaker Performance for Working from Home
When most of the world is forced to work from home, many things you took for granted can disappear over night. Speed of the internet is one of them, performance of your business critical apps follows very closely. So let me share a few tips on how you can optimize your FileMaker apps for working from home over the slower-than-usually internet.
Pond powered by FileMaker and Raspberry Pi
A few years ago I made one of my dreams come true. I built a pond in our garden. There are water plants, fish, and other water animals living in the pond. To keep the pond in good conditions, I have automated control of its environment with the help of Claris FileMaker and Raspberry Pi…
Claris Connect integrates CRM with Mailchimp
Claris has recently released Claris Connect. It’s an integration platform provided as a cloud-based service, letting you easily connect many different apps and make the data smoothly flow between them. To show you how it works, I have prepared a short demo using Claris Connect to integrate a FileMaker based CRM with Maichimp.
FileMaker Konferenz 2018 Performance Lab
You have probably already read about our presence at FileMaker Konferenz 2019 where we shared fresh results of testing FileMaker 18 performance, but we cannot omit the recap of the previous conference, held in a beautiful ski-resort Malbun in the east of Liechtenstein.
Arachnophobia at FileMaker Konferenz 2017
In October 2017 we proudly sponsored the German-speaking FileMaker Konferenz again. HOnza Koudelka, our mad optimizer, presented two sessions there, both focused on FileMaker performance.
Time Warp to FileMaker Konferenz 2016
After presenting at four German-speaking FileMaker conferences, let us take a brief look back at the first one in 2016 where all our European DevCons presence began. For the first time, in 2016 we had some really interesting stuff to show, including two case studies and results of over four thousand performance tests.
Xgode just got better
According to Patrick Cranston, there is no better way to build and push mobile apps made in FileMaker to the users. Well, the best way now got even better as we released a new version…
Easily integrate (not only) temperature sensors with FileMaker
If you have a custom software system to run your business, then you probably want to integrate it with everything that’s important to your business. One such example is monitoring conditions in your server room. No one wants to come to the office on Monday only to find out that their servers got burned due to air-condition failure.
Pause On Error Portland 2014 Recording
After participating on Pause[x]London 2011 and Pause[x]Berlin 2013 I got invited to attend Pause On Error Portland 2014 as well. Even though my schedule did not allow me to attend in person, I managed to host one session about Efficient Optimizing and Troubleshooting of FileMaker Solutions and Business Processes remotely over Skype.
Bridge for Arduino released
We are extending the range of hardware modules that can be easily integrated with the FileMaker platform by adding support the popular open-source hardware platform Arduino. The successful Phidgets Plug-In so becomes Bridge to reflect the growing range of supported hardware platforms.
Convert FileMaker Styled Text to HTML
If you care about text styles then you care about presentation. And if the text you produce is going to be presented in the digital world, such as on a website or in an e-mail client, or any other platform based on HTML and CSS, then you should pay attention to what the HTML you produce tells about you, both to humans and to computers.
How Fast is the New FileMaker Cloud?
How fast or slow is FileMaker Cloud and what should you know before deciding to throw away your old Mac mini you're using to run FileMaker Server and move your databases to FileMaker Cloud? Let me put the other aspects, such as cost or security, aside for now, and focus solely on the performance.
RFID and NFC are on the Rise
You may have already seen my hardware integration demo where I combined iPads, iPhones, motors, barcodes, RFID, digital scale, mobile receipt printer, and payment cards. Although everyone loved the automated moving parts built from LEGO, the after-session questions and discussions were actually mostly focused on RFID and NFC.
Recap of our first FileMaker Devcon Scandinavia
When preparing for our fourth German-speaking FileMaker Konferenz, HOnza got invited to speak at FileMaker Devcon Scandinavia as well. So we ended up participating in 2 European developer conferences this year. We had a great time there and HOnza's sessions were well appreciated. He had to stay for about an hour answering questions.
Another FileMaker Konferenz is over and it has been great again
This year, hosted in Hamburg, Germany, over 180 German-speaking FileMaker developers came to this local conference to learn something new and get inspired. The atmosphere of the 3-day conference was very friendly and forward looking, as, how we already learned during the past 3 years, FileMaker Konferenz always tends to be.
Claris Engage Europe 2020
Claris has announced that in 2020 there will be not only Claris Engage in the USA, but also Claris Engage Europe in October, located in Lisbon, Portugal.
Tour de Conferences Germany and Scandinavia
The 2019 European FileMaker developer conferences are just behind the door. This year we have chosen two to participate in - FileMaker Konferenz in Hamburg, Germany, from October 16 to October 19 and DevCon Scandinavia in Helsingør, Denmark, from October 20 to October 21.
Virtual Store from FileMaker Konferenz 18
HOnza leads you through our virtual store at #FileMaker Konferenz 2018. You can see all the hardware components of our mobile demo store. Would you like to buy a paprica, chilli pepers or macadamia nuts?
24U at DevCon 2019
Our team crossed the ocean again to show our skills and upgraded demo at the FileMaker Developer Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida. We answered a lot of questions about FileMaker and we discussed every problem our customers came with.
Amazing news from DevCon
FileMaker is now Claris. Again. FileMaker Platform remains a flagship product but other products are coming, first of them being Claris Connect, an integration service developed by an Italian company Stamplay, now acquired by Claris
The last FileMaker DevCon is over
Our team of experienced FileMaker developers look forward to meeting you next year at #Claris Engage 2020!
Migrate and optimize your FileMaker solution with us
Our team of experience developers has just helped our client to safely migrate database from FileMaker 10 to FileMaker 18. Let us take care of your solution. New FileMaker version is just the beginning.
Read story how automated sheep sorting with 24U Phidgets Plug-In works
Counting sheep may put anyone asleep but for a sheep farmer sorting sheep is a real madness. Therefore our customer Jacques Kirouac from Quebec developed a new solution Sheep Sorter. It's cheaper than other commercial solutions and it’s able to sort animals based on many criteria.
fmRESTor updated for FileMaker Server 18
We have updated our open-source PHP library for easy integration of PHP websites with FileMaker Data API to take advantage of the new features introduced in FIleMaker Server 18. fmRESTor is now also available via Composer.
We have a new product: LogMonitor
We have released a new open-source tool, useful for every server administrator. Specifically with FileMaker Server admins in mind, this tool lets you get notified about important messages appearing in logs without being spammed by unimportant notifications.
Toolbox returning timestamps correctly and FM Bench updated as well
Toolbox 3.0.9 addresses an issue on some Windows configuration returning timestamps with wrong date. Since FM Bench relies on this functionality, we have updated it as well to include the fixed version of Toolbox.
DevCon 19 is coming!!!
This year, our award-winning team will cross the ocean again to exhibit our skills at the FileMaker Developer Conference. This time in Orlando, Florida, August 5-8.
SimpleDialog 6.0.4 compatible with FileMaker 14
Even though FileMaker 14 is no longer supported, we still have some customers using SimpleDialog with FileMaker 14, so we have brought compatibility with this version back to our dialog plug-in.
Graham Lindsay Talks about 24U Custom Development
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!
Accept payments on the Go
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).
We have a new website
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!
All 24U Plug-Ins Updated
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.
Craig Cutler talks about 24U's custom development service
“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.
Ted Hoehn talks about 24U’s performance optimization service
“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.
Plug-In Dreams Come True
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?
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…
Quality of food products… this question is still in the air
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.
Under time pressure??? Yes! But we made it!
Within only 6 weeks the FileMaker platform helped 24U and SYNELOGIS to develop and deploy a custom app for managing freight transportation that completely replaced paper waybills and allowed truck drivers to share data with dispatchers in real time.
Fasten your seatbelt!
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.
Toolbox Plug-In 3.0.5 released
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
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.
24U Phidgets Plug-In 3.1 for FileMaker Pro 14 through 17 is here!
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.
FileMaker Konferenz 2017 - Performace presentation
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 is now available as a free app on the App Store!
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.
24U releases 24U FM Bench 1.3 for FileMaker Pro
The new version now includes 24U Toolbox Plug-In version 3.0.3.
24U updates all plug-ins for FileMaker Pro
All 24U plug-ins are now code-signed for better security.
Software for selling seeds and purchasing crops in Malawi? No problem!
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.
FileMaker Platform is ideal match for startups
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.
Optimized Means Cheaper! 24U Tool FM Bench Shows You Where Is The Bottleneck!
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!
DevCon 2016 - Optimization, how bottleneck works
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.
Sheep Sorting Is No Longer a Nightmare with 24U Phidgets Plug-In
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.
Become a Troubleshooting Hero!
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.
Interview - FileMakerProGurus
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.
“If you are arachnophobic you have the best base to be a good FileMaker developer”
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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App Helps with School Grades
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…
24U Phone Companion 3.0 released
Adds support for SNOM VOIP phones, support for 48 new phone systems and script steps for even easier implementation. Get the new version!
Apple iPad As a Tool for Everyone
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.
24U releases 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0
This new version adds convert rich-text to HTML with CSS, support for Native iOS FM Go apps and Support for FileMaker Cloud.
24U at FileMaker DevCon 2018
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...
Stream from FileMaker DevCon 2018
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...
FileMaker 17 Certified Developers
We are pleased to announce to have 5 FileMaker 17 Certified Developers on staff! Thank you, team, we're all proud of you!
24U releases 24U Phidgets Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 14-17
This new version of the popular hardware integration plug-in adds compatibility with VINT.
24U Software releases Gonector for custom mobile FileMaker apps
Gonector connects a custom native app built with the FileMaker iOS App SDK directly to mobile hardware devices.
Life before and after Xgode
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?
24U releases 24U SimpleHASP Plug-In 2.0 for the FileMaker 17 Platform
This new version supports 64-bit FileMaker Pro and Pro Advanced.
24U Software releases Xgode online service
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.
24U Software releases fmRESTor for FileMaker® Data API
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.
24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0.3 is now available
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.
Google Maps become affordable
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 releases 24U SimpleTalk Plug-In 2.0 for the FileMaker 17 Platform
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.
24U Software releases 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In 6.0 for the FileMaker 17 Platform
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.
Three Plug-ins updated
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.
Compatible with FileMaker 17
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
The FileMaker 17 Platform was introduced!
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.
Mert Bayri talks about how 24U helped him with his FileMaker custom app development
“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.