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Create native FileMaker apps on Android and iOS with LCFM Native

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We’re excited to announce that our friends at LiveCode are organizing a campaign to make FileMaker solutions a native app on Android and iOS with LCFM Native.

Why are we excited about this? Originally, the LiveCode for FileMaker team was focusing on the Android connection, but after feedback from FileMaker groups like PDXFM, they decided to refocus on the native aspect. This move makes the system more robust and more beneficial for the FileMaker community and all mobile users.

How robust and beneficial?

According to the folks at LiveCode, with LCFM Native you’ll be able to:

  • Build beautiful, powerful, flexible native apps from your FileMaker layouts
  • Synchronize data perfectly as your app goes online and offline
  • Deploy to Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Keep your data within FileMaker server or cloud
  • Access native objects and the operating system on each device
  • Pricing will start from $2
  • Full Money Back Guarantee

Get involved!

You can be a part of this becoming a reality by joining the pre-release program. Participation includes things like access to the beta program. That’s not all – LiveCode is also offering a choice between credit towards licensing payment for the final product or layout conversion done by the makers! Make a pledge before Nov. 24, 2017 to take advantage of these great offers.

Read more about the types of pledges and feature details here.

Want to know more before making a pledge? Join us at the live webinar on Thursday, November 9 at 9 a.m. PST. Register here!


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Empower Companies with Custom Apps Built by Employees

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According to a recent 451 Research Report on State of Custom Apps, 60 percent of all custom apps are being built outside the IT department, which is great for a lot of small business that don’t have IT departments. Even more interesting, is that 30 percent of those custom apps are built by employees with little to no technical development skills. How is this even possible?

Custom apps built by employees with little to know knowledge of technical development skills may sound like a bad idea at first, but if they have a lot of knowledge about the business, and a desire to learn the basics, you’ll soon be surprised at what they can build with tools like FileMaker at their disposal.

At AppWorks, we love empowering our clients with tools they can use to build upon their own custom app. AppWorks believes FileMaker is the perfect platform for this because of it’s low-code tools, and quick build times. Plus, there is a lot of FileMaker training available, whether it’s with a Platinum FileMaker Business member such as AppWorks, or online with FileMaker Custom App Academy, FM Academy, or even  Lynda.com. This gives companies the opportunity to turn internal problem-solvers into citizen developers who improve the specific needs of the business and help employees start working more efficiently.


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FileMaker Portland – Kevin Miller of LiveCode

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FileMaker Portland would like to thank Kevin Miller and Iain Morrison of LiveCode for making PDX a stop on their West Coast tour.

Local developers left the meeting thinking about which projects would benefit from using LiveCode’s plugins for FileMaker.


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FileMaker Academy: The Journey from Pro to WebDirect

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On Tuesday, October 17th at 2pm ET, Jerry Salem from IT Solutions presents The Journey from Pro to WebDirect.

In this webinar, our friends will share real-world experiences in readying solutions for WebDirect delivery. They’ll review supported and unsupported features; differences in the two user experiences – some things you expect, others you might not; and they’ll show a few examples of WebDirect solutions versus their Pro counterparts. Please join us on the 17th!

Date: Tuesday, October, 17  2017
Time: 2:oo – 3:00 pm ET / 1 pm CT /  11 am PT
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3911134769304214785

 


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Free FileMaker Training

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Did you know that FileMaker, Inc. offers free tutorials, webinars and much more?

It’s true!

Check out the FileMaker Learning Center for webinars (upcoming and recorded), self-paced video tutorials, and even the exam prep guide for FileMaker certification!

Of course many FileMaker developers, such as AppWorks, offer in-person training. Contact Shawn at shawn@app.works to receive one-on-one custom training.

 


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Podcast Episode 136 :: Live at DevCon in Phoenix 2017

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Matt Navarre talks with several people live at DevCon in Phoenix 2017.

 

Like this? Check out more podcast at FileMaker Talk.


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FileMaker veterans Matt Navarre and Vincenzo Menannon live at Devcon

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We’re #LIVE with Vincenzo Menannon and Matt Navarre. What do #FileMakerDevCon veterans think of this year’s event? Tune in!

Posted by FileMaker on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

FileMaker veterans Matt Navarre and Vincenzo Menanno, from Beezwax, were live at#FileMakerDevCon! Watch it here! Feel free to send us questions.


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Podcast Episode 135 :: LiveCode for FileMaker

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For FileMaker Talk Podcast Episode 135 LiveCode for FileMaker, Matt Navarre talks with Kevin from LiveCode about their cool new Plug-In that allows custom UI development for FileMaker Pro. Visit https://filemaker.livecode.com for more information.

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AppWorks receives Emerging Small Business certification

Credit: Eric Prado

Extra! Extra!  Read all about it!

AppWorks receives an Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification in Oregon.

What does this mean? I’m glad you asked! The ESB program opens the door for small businesses like us to participate in the state’s myriad public contracting procurement programs. 

Some examples of the state agencies we currently work with are the Dept. of Human Services, Epidemiology Division, DAS Surplus Property programDept. of Agriculture and Oregon State University. This certification will provide us with more contracting opportunities with state, county and city government agencies and jurisdictions, such as hospitals and universities.

We look forward to developing custom software for state, county and city agencies and working with the procurement agencies across Oregon.

 


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Podcast Episode 134 :: Vince Menanno discusses Tableau

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For FileMaker Talk Podcast Episode 134 Vince Menanno discusses Tableau and the integration within FileMaker 16 with Matt Navarre.

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