Month: February 2013

FileMaker Unveils iOS Demo Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 21, 2013 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the FileMaker iOS Demo Solutions webpage, where businesses will find free downloadable demos that highlight custom iPad and iPhone solutions created using the FileMaker Platform. The sample solutions reflect a wide range of real-world iOS business uses and have been created by  leading independent FileMaker developers.

The demos, which are limited in functionality or time, include solutions for event management, point of sale, invoicing, customer relationship management, sales management, mapping, and more.

“The FileMaker Platform has become a hugely popular way for businesses to create custom solutions for the iPad and iPhone,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker. “Companies love the fast development, quick returns, and the ability to integrate their iOS solutions with Macs, PCs, and back-end business systems. Just last month, we announced that our customers have downloaded more than a half-million copies of FileMaker Go for iPad and FileMaker Go for iPhone from the App Store. These free demos further demonstrate the many practical, custom solutions that can be created for iOS using FileMaker software.”

FileMaker iOS Demo Solutions feature the following free demos:

FM Starting Point, a complete customer relationship management system to manage accounts, contacts, calendars, estimates, expenses, invoices, projects, products, staff, timesheets and to-do lists. Developer: Richard Carlton Consulting Inc.

Sales Beaver Lite, an easy-to-use sales and customer management solution designed for outside sales reps and account managers using iPads and the FileMaker Go for iPad app to manage
contacts, follow-up tasks and reporting. Developer: Richard Carlton Consulting Inc.

Common Core on the Go, an easy to use, powerful iPad solution designed to help educators track student progress toward the national Common Core standards. Developer: Practical  olutions For Educators, Inc.

KiPointPOS, a robust, mobile Point of Sale solution that lets users make sales anytime, anywhere: in stores, at trade shows, and in the field, including processing credit cards and obtaining signatures. Developer: Ki Systems, Inc.

GoMaps, a unique, custom mapping solution for iPad and iPhone designed for professionals on the go who need to visit multiple locations on a regular basis and need instant access to information related to each location. Developer: SeedCode LLC

TimeZync, a fast way to log time against projects and tasks in FileMaker. Developer: SeedCode LLC

Auditor, a simple and intuitive audit/checklist tool for businesses that organizes audit information in one place. Use it to easily organize health and safety checks, home inspections and compliance records on iPad. Developer: CoreSolutions Software Inc.

Guest List Manager, an essential guest management system for iPad. Check-in guests, get live stats on counts, notify hosts upon VIP arrivals, print name badges and send reminder emails. Developer: Cutting Edge Software Ltd

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from
individuals to some of the world’s largest companies, rely on FileMaker software
to manage, analyze and share essential information. The company’s products
are the FileMaker line – versatile database software for teams and organizations,
for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and the web – and Bento, the personal database
for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Customer contact: 800-325-2747

Media contact: Kevin Mallon

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FM Starting Point 3.0v9 Released!

FM Starting Point is a completely FREE FileMaker template designed for use with FileMaker® Pro 12, and is focused on small businesses, work groups, and non-profit organizations. These templates were built with the experience gained from working with these target groups for over 22 years.

This updated version includes many bug fixes that needed to be taken care of.

Feel free to download it now before it doubles in price!


RCC Training its 40th College Intern

I wanted to share a milestone in the history of RCC.  Not that I turned 40… I did that already.  RCC is now training its 40th college intern.

For those that are unaware of this… at any given time RCC is busy training a corp of college interns in the art of FileMaker.  RCC interns spend many months learning database design work, programming, and even the more important aspect of project and customer management.  They will take these skills plus many life lessons with them forever.  Some of the interns stay with RCC to become full fledged FileMaker Engineers.   In fact, in the past 12 months, RCC has had five of the interns go on to get their FileMaker 12 certifications.

About 1/3 of the interns  stay with RCC to create a permanent career, while the rest take their kung-fu FileMaker skills and move on to other job opportunities….where no doubt…FileMaker gets used to solve problems.

Where are our former interns now? well…. a short list reads like a Tom Clancy Book.  Two Marines, a Chief Petty Officer on a Nuclear Submarine (in the Nuke Part of the boat), three school teachers, a number of government employees, one that works in “high finance”…etc.

I am pleased with the people we turn out, and certainly they all become advocates for FileMaker.   A new crop of youthful developers…something that the FileMaker community really needs.


– Richard Carlton

RCC's Finished Goods Team based in Santa Clara, CA