Make FileMaker Go Talk to IOS Apps
Chris Ippolite, President of iSolutions, Inc., presented on One-Step Integration between FileMaker Go and iOS apps using fmp: scheme. The 5 minute video directly below is a summary of the areas Ippolite covers in the session.
If you are not sure you are interested in this topic, watch this video for a taste of what is in the presentation video. Skip below the intro video to watch the full length video.
The fmp: URL
The fmp: url command has been around a long time: It allows a user to open/access a FileMaker database and even run a script, passing multiple parameter if desired. The second command Ippolite uses in his presentation is the Open URL script step, used to send a command to another iOS app. The DevCon session video below covers a lot of examples:
URL schemes allow you to communicate with many apps simply using URLs. For example, FileMaker’s “fmp:” scheme lets you run scripts in a hosted FileMaker file.
Using just the “Open URL” script step, we can use URL schemes to open iOS apps from within FileMaker Go — and even pass data! This session explores how URL schemes can extend the functionality of your FileMaker Go apps, achieving exciting interactions on iOS 9.
- Scanning a document using OCR and embedding the text in your custom app
- Editing an image before storing it in a container
- Send Driving directions to Maps
- Add a call reminder to the notification center from your CRM
- Translate text and store translation in your app
- Assign a task, notify assignee via SMS and allow them to accept
- Initiate a call, then log the call in your custom app
It the teaser video above makes you want to know more, check out the whole video below:
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There are downloadable example files, important links, and study materials at this link.
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