Bridge Monitor App

Our favorite time in Portland is here! The Rose Festival, Pride Week, Fleet Week, Portland Craft Beer Festival, The Blues Festival and Bridge Pedal are just a few of our favorites, but with each of them comes traffic on both land and water. While lots of apps can help with traffic navigation, most can’t account for bridge lifts, leaving users with no idea how long they’ll be stuck in traffic. (Remember, turning off your engine reduces pollution and helps keep our city beautiful!)

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Barcode API

Barcodes offer an efficient and versatile way to store data, and are especially useful in inventory management systems. Luckily, creating one in FileMaker has been made easier by using Feedzon’s fast and free API.

Feedzon’s free Barcode API service supports 25+ formats, giving you plenty of options to choose from. We’ll keep things simple in this tutorial.

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Parsing Methods for JSON Parameters

Here at AppWorks we’ve been revamping some of our popular (and free!) downloadable modules with FileMaker’s native JSON functionality. But why stop there? The more JSON the better.

Why do we love JSON so much?

  • It’s human-readable and easy to write
  • It’s lightweight and flexible
  • It’ll make your API Integrations even easier to implement
  • It makes multiple parameter passing more robust and reliable

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Pause on Error Conference Recap

This past October 22-23rd, our very own Matt Navarre and Ian Harris both attended and presented at the Pause on Error conference in Chicago. This conference was the first of its kind; there had never before been a FileMaker conference on a single topic, let alone security. Several presenters shared security exploits that they felt security experts should know, but that they did not want to become common knowledge, and multiple requests were made not to share the techniques demonstrated.  

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