Happy Birthday DocuBin!

by Michael Gaslowitz

We’re having a sale to celebrate DocuBin’s first year!. Use the code DOCUBINISONE during checkout to receive 10% off the purchase/upgrade price though Friday, April 27, 2012.

A big thanks to everyone who made it such a great first year!

Year One Highlights

  • Awarded Solution of the Year at DevCon 2011
  • FileMaker Pro and Server 12 compatibility
  • Introduced DocuBin Enterprise Edition, which includes WebDAV support allowing for users to mount DocuBin like a drive. Enterprise edition also supports multiple deployments of FMS and custom Tomcat deployments.
  • Added support for FileMaker Go on the iPhone and iPad: browse, quick search and document previews.
  • Streamlined the update process to make getting the latest version easier than ever.
  • Added several developer scripts that create, move, and rename folders, upload files, quick searches, mark as deleted options, show folder paths in file browsers, and more
  • And 86 more features and improvements!

April 26, 2012  •  DocuBin, FileMaker, News  •  Comments Off

Miscellaneous behavior changes in FileMaker Pro 12

by Michael Gaslowitz

There’s a lot of great stuff in the new FileMaker 12 release, but be sure to check out this knowledge base article about the miscellaneous behavior changes in FileMaker Pro 12.

April 12, 2012  •  FileMaker  •  Comments Off

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

by Michael Gaslowitz

I would not be where I am today if it were not for this man.

Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones from Ian Tearle on Vimeo.

October 6, 2011  •  News  •  Comments Off

DocuBin Awarded Solution of the Year!

by Michael Gaslowitz

“…The care and consideration in the visual and interaction design in this product sets a new standard in what is possible and acceptable in FileMaker solutions. They have done a great service to the community.” – Don Levan, Vanguard Custom Software

August 6, 2011  •  DevCon, DocuBin, FileMaker, News  •  Comments Off

FileMaker Feud is coming to DevCon

by Michael Gaslowitz

Attention FileMaker friends and DevCon attendees: MightyData, a filemaker consultant, trainer, and certified developer, will host a contest at this year’s conference called FileMaker Feud.

Two teams, each consisting of one FileMaker coach from MightyData and four DevCon attendees, will test their FileMaker knowledge at 2 p.m., August 3.

The team that picks the most popular answer to questions on common FileMaker topics including layouts, calculations, and scripts will earn the title of FileMaker Feud Champion as well as have the opportunity to win cool prizes, such as coaching from MightyData, an iPad 2, an iPod touch, and iTunes gift cards.

This is the chance to have some fun with the MightyData team. To register, visit the MightyData site and fill out the audition form.

Since The Feud is all about surveying the audience, MightyData also needs your help in coming up with the most popular answers to 25 FileMaker development questions. Simply visit http://www.mightydata.com/fmfeud/survey.php, fill out the form, and answer the questions. Once completed, you’ll be entered to win a free admission to MightySummit, a three-day full filemaker immersion experience in Las Vegas taking place March 21-23, 2012.

June 16, 2011  •  DevCon, FileMaker, News  •  Comments Off

DocuBin 1.0 is here!

by Michael Gaslowitz

After 2.5 years of hard work I am proud to say that DocuBin shipped today! If you have been looking for a document or digital asset management system, I have your database right here.

April 21, 2011  •  DocuBin, FileMaker, News  •  Comments Off

DocuBin

by Michael Gaslowitz

If you are looking for a quick and elegant way to store documents and images of all types and sizes, then I have the database for you. We are calling it DocuBin, and I am very proud and excited to be sharing it with you.

Check out the sneak peek video, or better yet, come visit the 360Works booth at the FileMaker Developer Conference and I will give you a demo!

If you want to join our list of early testers send an email to DocuBin@360works.com.

August 14, 2010  •  DocuBin, FileMaker  •  Comments Off

Pushing FileMaker Alerts to the iPhone

by Michael Gaslowitz

If you use FileMaker to send Growl notifications, you may really benefit from Todd Geist’s post on Teaching FileMaker to Send Alerts to an iPhone.

Combining Prowl, the Growl iPhone client, and the 360Works ScriptMaster Plugin, Todd wrote a ScriptMaster Module to push any text you like to an iPhone.

February 7, 2010  •  FileMaker, Plugin  •  Comments Off

FileMaker DevCon Recap 2009: Thoughts for 2010

by Michael Gaslowitz

First and foremost, if you attended the 2009 FileMaker Developer Conference and want FileMaker to know what you thought, liked, or hated about it, make sure you submit your speaker and overall conference reviews. Nothing will change if they do not know about it.

As for me, I only have two suggestions to those planning the 2010 FileMaker Developer Conference:

  1. Have the exhibit/dining hall at the center of conference, and
  2. Record the conference sessions and sell them through iTunes

Layout Mode

This year, the conference was not well laid out physically, with the exhibitor/dining hall placed at the far end of the hotel, away from where any of the sessions were held. I do not know if rooms could have been rearranged differently, or if that was the best the hotel had to offer. I do know the conference felt separated from itself, and that attendance in the exhibitor hall was way down from previous years.

If FileMaker wants to provide a better conference experience next year, they will pick a conference center that can accommodate a large exhibitor/dining hall surrounded by conference rooms. This would give attendees a central place at the conference to regroup between sessions, network with other developers, and talk to exhibitors about their products.

The Conference on iTunes

But the number one thing that FileMaker can do next year, that would be beneficial to everyone on so many levels, is record the conference sessions and sell them on iTunes. Apple already does it for WWDC, so the business model should transfer nicely:

  • Sell E-tickets to the conference alongside full conference passes. Offer a pre-conference price for them, and an option to buy individual development tracks, or the conference as a whole.
  • After the conference, give each paid conference attendee, session presenter, and E-ticket holder an iTunes code for free downloads of all of the sessions.
  • Continue to sell downloads of the conference until next year’s conference.
  • Profit!

Some would argue that offering paid downloads of the sessions would lower conference attendance. While this may be true, lowering the cost of entry to the conference will allow more people to “attend” than ever before. I imagine the number of people buying E-tickets will more than make up for any decrease in attendance revenue. I also believe that a good percentage of those buying E-tickets would begin buying full conference passes in the years to come.

Conference attendees will benefit because they will be able to see any sessions they missed, or their favorite session again and again. To bolster attendance, FileMaker could keep the Keynote under NDA, and not offer it for download at all. Most conference attendees will agree that the real value of the FileMaker Developer Conference is interacting with other FileMaker developers between sessions and in the exhibit hall. However, there is something to be said for getting your money’s worth.

September 26, 2009  •  DevCon, FileMaker  •  Comments Off

FREE Lasso Webinar – Lasso Arrays

by Michael Gaslowitz

Before I forget, I want to let you all know about a free webinar that Tami Williams is giving next week on Lasso Arrays. For those who do not know, Lasso is one of the many ways to get FileMaker data onto the web.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Location: Your desk! Online training via WebEx
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST
Cost: FREE
Register now!

September 25, 2009  •  News  •  Comments Off

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