Here’s What We Found Interesting From WWDC18


“Apple aims to put the customer at the center of everything we do”- Apple at WWDC18

This is something Kyo Logic and Apple have in common. We aim to provide the most user-centric services with everything we do, whether it is consulting, training, or FileMaker Development, making your business easier to run is our primary goal.

Here are some takeaways in iOS 12 that we found best upheld Apple’s promise:

Screen Time:

Smartphones have become an addiction, especially amongst the younger generation. Apple (being the number one contributor to that addiction) has begun to address this issue by implementing a new feature on iOS 12 called Screen Time. Screen Time provides you with a weekly report of how much time you have been spending on your iPhone, how often you check your iPhone, and what apps you’ve been spending the most time on.

The user-centric aspect of Screen Time is how customizable it can be. Users can:

  • Set limits for the time they spend on specific apps, with warnings when you get close to your limit
  • Set limits on their children’s devices remotely to help limit their usage
  • Set Downtime for when apps won’t be displayed and indicate when specific apps aren’t usable
  • Screen Time is Apple’s way to contribute to solving a social issue that they’ve helped create, all while keeping the user’s decisions to choose their settings in mind.

Security and Privacy:

In the tech world, people are always worried about their online presence, and whether their data is safe or not. Apple and Kyo Logic are two companies that show a similar drive to keep our user’s data safe. As per usual, Apple touched base on how up to date their security and privacy software is, but something especially interesting popped up that we found notable.

We have all seen the relentless “like” and “share” buttons on almost every website nowadays. These buttons can track and take down information from the user without even clicking them. Apple has made the stride to get rid of their user’s worry by disallowing this ability with iOS 12’s new Safari. To keep with Apple’s general theme of the conference of keeping the user at the center of everything they do, Apple has made this function optional. Every time one of these buttons is in effect, the user will have to allow access.

Apple is keeping the customer in the center of its update by thinking ahead of possible security threats, yet also allowing the user to bypass this security measure if they choose to do so.

Swift and The Apple Learning Community:

As any FileMaker user could tell you, coding is the language of technology and the future. Apple has been spreading the idea of how learnable the ability to code is through the implementation of Swift and Swift Playground. Both technologies have been out for a couple of years now, but Apple is pushing to get the public involved in coding for free.

Apps like Swift Playground make learning how to code very easy, and especially fun for inexperienced coders. Apple says, “We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a program that lets anyone learn, write, and teach code.”(Apple)

This entire movement falls under Apple’s overarching goal of the Apple Learning Community. Apple is pushing to get coding classes in all schools, enabling the next generation to create mind-blowing and groundbreaking apps that could change the world. For even more information on the Apple, Learning Community click here.

With the release of iOS 12, Apple includes an entire learning community with abilities of the public to become teachers and students to spread valuable knowledge.

By creating an available source of valuable education, and catering towards our youth, Apple has been continually showing us how customer-driven they are both for-profit and the betterment of society.

iOS 12 Beta

If you would like to access the Beta of iOS 12, click here, and help Apple make it their best release yet!

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FileMaker’s New Licensing Policies

Licensing With FileMaker 17 Just Got Easier!

With the release of FileMaker 17 comes a variety of helpful additions that add to the user’s experience. For a general overview of FileMaker 17’s new features, visit our previous blog post here. Users want the most out of their FileMaker investment, and FileMaker has answered with an amazing new feature. The FileMaker User Licensing program is an initiative made by FileMaker to include the entire FileMaker 17 Platform into one license. To further expand, this means that for every license a user gains access to; FileMaker Server, FileMaker Go, FileMaker WebDirect, and FileMaker Pro Advanced.

For user’s this is a huge upgrade, with the FileMaker User Licensing program, you unlock the maximum potential of the entire FileMaker 17 Platform with one license per user. Some key points  made by FileMaker about the eligibility and new updates in the licensing program include:

  1. A minimum of 5 users licensed, any more licenses required can be added on top of this baseline.
  2. New FileMaker Data API- a feature where each license includes unlimited inbound data transfers and 2 GBs of outbound data transfer per user, per month.
  3. All new contracts will now be managed under one unchanging license key. This makes the somewhat daunting task of licensing much easier to manage.

Individual FileMaker Pro Advanced licenses are still available to the user’s who do not want to utilize the program or do not fall under the required criteria.

Contact us here with any questions or concerns you may have with FileMaker’s new features or any other general questions about FileMaker 17!