FileMaker and Issues with Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

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We’ve noticed some issues lately with some FileMaker clients running on Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. They include random disconnects from the server. The following error messages may appear as a symptom of this issue: “Communication with the host was interrupted and could not be re-established. All affected windows will be closed.” or “Client “xxxx (XXXXXXXXXX) […]

Apple September 9 Announcements and FileMaker


Yesterday, Apple announced several new products including the iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay for mobile payments. The new technologies available will fuel the next few years on innovation as will iOS 8 which will be released soon. In the mobile space these announcements primarily affect FileMaker Go, the FileMaker client that runs directly […]

FileMaker Certified Developer


For the past 6 versions of FileMaker (from FileMaker 8 to 13), has maintained status as a FileMaker Certified Developer. This is achieved after passing a rigorous 2 hour exam that covers nearly all areas of solution development. It requires many hours of study and practical experience to successfully navigate the test. For our clients, […]

HTML Email Signatures and Free FileMaker Tool to Create Them


Email has proven to be a critical part of running a business. Whether it’s a small shop that monitors a single inbox or a large corporation tasked with maintaining thousands of accounts, everyone uses it. We, along with many other professionals, have been guilty of attaching images as part of our signatures. Here’s what my […] Physician Education Tracking Solution Featured in i.Business Magazine


Our TrackUS unique solution for tracking physician education/medical studies with portable ultrasound machines that we created with FileMaker is featured in an article in the Medical Solutions edition of i.Business magazine issue #22. The article is entitled “Using FileMaker to Assist with Leading Edge Technology Training” and fits well in the i.Business magazine since the solution runs on iPhones. Recently, […]

FileMaker Licensing Rates to Increase Soon

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FileMaker will be increasing renewal licensing fees on on June 28, 2014. Our best estimate is that rates may be up to 15% higher. In addition, After September 26, 2014 FileMaker will no longer offer discounted upgrade pricing for customers without an active maintenance contract. This means you’ll pay full price as if you purchased […]

The Solution to Your Business Information Puzzle


Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. It is considered to be the world’s best-selling toy with over 350 million cubes being sold. There are over 45+ quintillion possible combinations of the colors of the faces with only 1 correct solution. I got […]

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 a very 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 […]

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 […]