Box Lunch Group Order App for iPad Built with FileMaker Go

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One of the great things about FileMaker is it’s ability to quickly create useful solution quickly. Our local FileMaker Developer Group in the Twin Cities (FMPUG-MN) has monthly meetings. Recently, we’ve ordered sub sandwich box lunches from Jimmy John’s. With up to 30 people in attendance on a regular basis, it’s a challenge get the right orders […]

Managing Multiple FileMaker 13 Servers


Do you need to manage multiple FileMaker 13 Servers? Claus Lavendt of Datamanix just released a free FileMaker based server management tool that make it easy to add and control multiple servers. It works through the power of FileMaker web viewers…and the fact that FileMaker 13 server management is all html based instead of the […]

Great User Interface (UI) Design Example – RSVPs


We recently came across a web application that takes RSVPs to reserve spots at the Easter service for a large church in our area. The application is a great example of clear process and clean spot-on user interface design. The application is fully responsive so that it works just as well on mobile devices. We present […]

Excellent FileMaker Statistics


DB Engines reports some pretty positive news for FileMaker. First off, FileMaker is in the top 15 databases…and connects automatically via ESS (External SQL Sources) to the top three DBMSs: Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. One important thing to notice is that despite these databases residing in different spaces, FileMaker is still near the top. […]

Updating to Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

Question: I see a free offer to upgrade to Mavericks in the Apple App Store. Is there a compelling reason to upgrade? I believe it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date on Mac OS upgrades…but only cautiously with excellent backups in place BEFORE upgrading. Mavericks is FREE and it’s been out for a while…so it’s […]

FileMaker DevCon 2014 (Developer Conference)


The FileMaker Developer Conference ”Business Without Boundaries” is coming up later this summer July 28-31, 2014. developers will be heading to San Antonio, Texas to learn about the latest FileMaker and web development techniques and products. There will be 4 intense days with over 1100 other developers from all around the world. We’ll have a chance […]

Redesigning Tired FileMaker Databases


Many FileMaker databases were created long ago in earlier versions of FileMaker that did not have the modern tools for creating custom themes and styles like those available in FileMaker 13. As such, FileMaker sometimes gets a bad rap for having “tired” or poorly designed user interfaces. Clients often hire us to redesign, update, and […]

FirstTech Computers, Apple Retailer in Minneapolis Closing


We were saddened to hear today that FirstTech Computers is going out of business after 37 years of servicing the Apple market. To their surprise, employees found out yesterday that they will be closing its doors at the end of the month. This was reported in articles by the Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer […]

Electronics Recycling in Minnesota


We recently became away of a great program through the non-profit called Tech Dump for recycling any consumer electronics in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. They will take TVs, monitors, computers, printers, batteries, audio/video equipment, phones, networking, and nearly all other electronic equipment and recycle it free of charge. Their local Minneapolis/St. Paul drop off location is […]

FileMaker Jokes

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At a recent FMPUG-MN meeting, someone asked if there were any FileMaker jokes. I searched all over the web and could not find any FileMaker specific jokes. Since FileMaker is a database, and plays well with SQL databases, we can inherit some of those jokes. We can also inherit some contractor and programming jokes. Any […]