Data-driven iOS Apps for iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Pro, by Jesse Feiler

By Jesse Feiler

Use FileMaker® applied sciences to create robust cellular facts apps for iPhone®, iPod® contact, and iPad™   Apple’s FileMaker applied sciences make it effortless to create strong, data-driven apps for iPhone, iPod contact, iPad, and any cellular device’s internet browser. during this publication, prime FileMaker and iOS specialist Jesse Feiler teaches you all of the talents and strategies you’ll desire, even if you’re a developer, wisdom employee, or supervisor.   Feiler completely stories every one process for supplying cellular information utilizing FileMaker professional, FileMaker Server, FileMaker pass, and Bento. You’ll learn the way cellular data-driven apps are diversified from conventional desktop-driven apps, and the way to create hugely usable interfaces for them. step-by-step, Feiler demonstrates find out how to expand current databases to cellular units and the net, and the way to create and optimize brand-new databases for iPad and iPhone.   This publication brings jointly center rules, useful improvement strategies, and confirmed guidance and shortcuts. You’ll detect the easiest how one can contain printing, contact interface components, and location-based beneficial properties into your apps; combine information from a number of FileMaker and non-FileMaker resources; and lots more and plenty extra.      •        Use FileMaker move apps to entry FileMaker databases hosted on FileMaker Server or FileMaker professional, or databases resident on a cellular equipment    •        circulation FileMaker professional databases, scripts, and layouts to cellular environments    •        boost easy-to-use interfaces for cellular info apps    •        layout FileMaker move strategies for iPhone, iPad, or either    •        Optimize FileMaker databases for FileMaker pass    •        combine printing and charting gains into your cellular database apps    •        Use Bento to percentage facts and synchronize libraries    •        paintings successfully with Bento documents, fields, varieties, and tables    •        construct location-aware database apps for iOS cellular units    •        Import/export info from Bento, FileMaker, spreadsheets, and different assets    •        movement FileMaker databases to the net with IWP, CWP, and FileMaker Server   Jesse Feiler is a developer, net clothier, coach, and writer. He has labored with Apple cellular units from Newton via iPad and has labored with FileMaker applied sciences given that 1984. Feiler created’s strong iPad assembly administration app MinutesMachine. His books comprise utilizing FileMaker Bento, Sams educate your self Drupal in 24 Hours, The Bento booklet, and FileMaker professional 10 intensive.  

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After you have created a field, the Options button at the lower right of the fields tab of the Manage Database window lets you set additional options. For example, you can create a timestamp field and set an option so that it automatically is updated with the timestamp for the record’s creation or last update. You can also declare a number field and set an option so that it is automatically filled with a unique serial number. Anything that you can make automatic is a benefit to you and others working on the database.

C h a p te r 2 I n t ro d u c i n g t h e Fi l e M a k e r A rc h i te c t u re 31 A single New Layout/Report button lets you create a new layout or report. (The distinction between the two is actually minor: Layouts are used in Browse and Find modes, and reports are used in Preview mode including printing. 3, and they provide you with most of the tools you need for building layouts. There are five sections of the Layout tools. From left, they are as follows: • Arrow pointer. At the left of the layout tools, the arrow pointer lets you select objects in the layout and move them around.

9. 8 Start to edit a script. 9 Start to specify the calculation for the If statement. 5. This dialog works much the same way as the script dialog does. You can double-click a field from the list at the top left to place it into the calculation. You can also double-click a function from the list at the upper right to place the function into the calculation. You can type intermediate characters. 10. 10 Test the system platform in the If statement. 6. You need to provide the actual test. If the system platform value is 3, you are on a mobile device.

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