FileMaker Go Rated Best App of 2017

FileMaker Go Ranked Top App of 2017

FileMaker Go was ranked one of the best iPad apps of 2017, in a recent article published by PC Magazine. This ranks FileMaker with other productivity products like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Mint.

FileMaker Go

What is FileMaker Go?

FileMaker Go is a FREE app that allows you to connect directly with a FileMaker Pro database. This allows users to can productive no matter where they are.  According to Jeffrey Wilson, Senior Analyst, Software, at PC Magazine “The database program’s excellent design, multiple file layouts, integrated search, digital signature capture, and charting capabilities make it a must-download app for FileMaker users. You still can’t create new files, but FileMaker Go will keep you productive while on the go.”.

With the FileMaker platform, you can easily create customized apps for your business needs. Within a few hours or days, you can build out a customized app to start managing contacts, projects, inventory and much more. The FileMaker Platform comes equipped with the following powerful features:

  • Built-in Reporting
  • Easy integration options
  • Data Security
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Cross-platform capabilities

To learn more about the FileMaker Platform and how to implement the power into your company email Kyo Logic at or call 203-221-3033!

Learn More About FileMaker Cloud Hosting!

FileMaker Cloud

Are you looking for a better way to host your FileMaker solution? Do you spend hours trying to manage your current hosting software? Would you like an easy way to host and manage your FileMaker database so you can share all data with all users? Have you heard of FileMaker Cloud but not sure what it is?

If that’s a yes, then join Kyo Logic and Ronnie Rios at this months CT FileMaker Developers Group! Ronnie is the Senior Consulting Engineer at FileMaker and all around FileMaker Guru! On February 15th at 10 am Ronnie will show us the ins and outs of FileMakers newest product, FileMaker Cloud. FileMaker Cloud provides secure and reliable access to all your FileMaker custom apps without the knowledge and admin hassle of traditional hosting!

If you would like to learn more about FileMaker cloud hosting join us February 15th at 10 am! For more information or to register join our meetup, or call 203-221-3033!

FileMaker 15 Release Events

Join Kyo Logic at the Apple Store, Westfarms or Boylston Street, for an exclusive FileMaker event showcasing the new FileMaker 15 Platform. Discover how this latest platform provides stronger essentials to make custom business apps that work seamlessly across Mac, iPad, iPhone, Windows, and the web. Learn about the newest features that enhance mobility, integration, security, and performance.

Reserve your spot today; space is limited.

Date: May 25, 2016
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Apple Store, Westfarms
Address: 500 Westfarms Mall, Farmington, CT 06032

Boylston Street:Date: May 24,2016
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Apple Store, Boylston Street
Address: 815 Boylston Street, Boston MA

What is new in the FileMaker 15 platform?

What's new in the FileMaker 15 platform?

The FileMaker 15 platform has been released! FileMaker 15 offers stronger essentials for making even better custom applications. FileMaker Inc. has also updated there purchasing options to better accommodate working in teams. The new features include:

  • Mobility
  • Automation & Integration
  • Ease of use
  • Security
  • Performance

Mobility offers great new options for app extensions. These features include iBeacon, Touch ID, and 3D touch support. This allows you to leverage your app with outside applications as well.

For the developers of applications, Automations & Integration, has added undo scripting and highlighted script errors in the scripting area. This allows developers to save time and avoid hassle while coding.

FileMaker Inc. has created more ease of use with updated starter solutions as well as updated user interface for FileMaker 15. They will now offer web-based help which will allow for even fast response times when needed.

Security has always been a huge concern for FileMaker so with this update even higher security standards were added. You are now able to set concealed edit boxes with ease. They have also added more SSL certifications and protective security warnings for users!

When running custom applications performance is always a focus! To keep all areas running smoothly FileMaker has added top call statistics logging and portal in-line status bars!

If you have purchased FileMaker from Kyo Logic please keep an eye out for your upgrade codes via email. If you need assistance with the upgrade or purchasing FileMaker 15 please contact Kyo Logic at your earliest convenience.

-Kyo Logic

Don’t Host that File — Audit it First!

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Will you be attending FileMaker’s DevCon 2016? If you have not bought tickets already you will not want to miss this great event to learn all things FileMaker!

This year Kyo logic’s Tim Neudecker will be presenting, “Don’t Host that File — Audit it First!“, Thursday July 21st at 3:45pm! For any company or IT department that will be hosting files you will not want to miss this great presentation to make sure your files are always secure!

Session Description

Before you host your brand new FileMaker custom app, you should perform a security audit. This will help you sleep at night knowing your data is safe from intruders.

In this session, we will review all aspects of file security from basic privilege sets and extended privileges to encryption at rest. We’ll also discuss server security, including physical security, proper configuration, and purchasing and installing SSL certificates.

What You Should Know

Basic understanding of the FileMaker Platform

What You Will Learn
  • Privilege sets and extended privileges
  • Encryption at rest
  • File access permissions
  • SSL certificates

FileMaker Go: The benefits for your small business

FileMaker 14 has applications for small, medium and large-sized businesses, provided these companies use the software to the fullest. The official FileMaker website offers examples of small businesses in particular that have used the flexibility of FileMaker Go to help streamline their work. Taking their work out of the office with this trusted brand allows companies to focus on providing the best product or service and stay up-to-date with the latest mobile options.

FileMaker Go can free up small businesses and reduce paperwork.FileMaker Go can free up small businesses and reduce paperwork.

One example of a satisfied user is Acorn Rentals, a car company that used Go to facilitate customer interactions quickly. Since the business supplies cars specifically to the victims of auto accidents, speed is often of the essence. Another client mentioned on the site, Texas-based Klapprodt Pools, uses Go to handle orders via iPad.

As of April last year, the iPad and iPhone app for Go had more than 1.5 million downloads, according to a press release from the company. Here are a few other ways that this FileMaker mobile solution will help your small business improve satisfaction and performance:

  • Compatibility: Just because you still use older desktop systems doesn’t mean you can’t add iPads to the workplace. In fact, FileMaker Go allows companies in all industries to keep mobile and desktop systems on the same page.
  • Reduce paperwork: Having all of the functionality you need on one device will cut down on the unnecessary documentation you have to use. This not only makes everyday processes more efficient but saves on paper as well.
  • Synchronization: Remote workers can input data directly to your main database, as Acorn did.

When a company is just starting out, they may need to conserve resources to focus on growth. Visit our website to get help using the newest version of FileMaker.

FileMaker keeps you connected to your data [Video]

Hi everybody, and welcome back! This time we’ll be discussing the ways that FileMaker keeps users connected to their important data.

If a user loses his network connection or the server goes down for a brief period, FileMaker automatically makes the reconnection when the server is available once again. Absolutely no data is lost in this time, and people can pick up their work right where it left off.

For the more experienced users, there is a standby server option that allows for the higher availability of crucial data. Should a primary server go down, all of the work can be switched over to a standby server simply by typing in a specific set of commands.

As always, thanks for watching, and be sure to check back here again soon for more helpful FileMaker tips!

FileMaker iOS SDK grants developers mobile app tools

Earlier this month, FileMaker unveiled application development tools for database solutions. AppleInsider notes the limitations involved with this software, as developers can only use the new SDK if they are part of the Apple development program. However, those that do so can make independent iOS apps on Macs with the Xcode and other tools from the FileMaker family.

“App icon features can be adjusted to match the appropriate device.”

In addition to enrollment in the program, developers have to register all devices involved in app testing. Doing so will prepare users to create signing identities and App IDs, part of the early stages of the process that will eventually lead to launching and testing the application proper. The SDK also allows users to create an effective project directory for storing app resources and easily adjusting the Xcode project.

App icon features can be adjusted to match the appropriate device, with the image tweaked for best resolution depending on whether it’s meant for iPhone or iPad. In an FAQ on this development on Geist Interactive, Todd Geist says that users can update native applications simply using this SDK.

“If your application is hosted on a server, then your changes made on the server will files will automatically be reflected in your native app,” he writes. “The only time you will have to update your bound application is when you want to support a new version of the FileMaker Go engine,” Geist adds. The completed app also doesn’t require FileMaker Go for access.

Get FileMaker support by visiting our website and learning the best way to use this software for better applications on iOS platforms.

FileMaker 14 tackles certification testing

This blog has previously noted the advantages of using FileMaker 14, as well as features in the new version. In October, FileMaker announced "Developer Essentials for FileMaker 14," a certification exam that signifies developers are ready to use this platform for mobile solutions. As the official post on the certification described, FileMaker left the process open-ended enough for applicants to learn all of the specifics of this platform at their own pace.

A key emphasis in FileMaker 14 is centralized access.

Because of the advantages of achieving certification, candidates can use this official marker as proof that they are keeping up with the latest available FileMaker capabilities.

For FileMaker 14, these include easier scripting tool access, streamlined navigation and better audio and video playback, as an IT Wire article noted last May. A key emphasis is centralized access, as users interact with several solutions through a smart and intuitive base.

In a press release from October, Ann Monroe, FileMaker's senior director of Marketing, said that "certification matters" and explained why this can help developers augment their career.

"As the FileMaker Platform grows, adding exciting new features in the mobile and web space, a well-rounded developer needs to demonstrate a wider range of skills and experience," she said. "Certification helps to demonstrate this achievement to hiring organizations."

Visit the KYO Logic site for information on FileMaker support. Our services are designed to aid website development, server maintenance and other related issues for getting the most out of this solution. We also offer small group training that highlights the ways this software can best improve your specific business.

How to improve your FileMaker 14 experience with iOS [Video]

Hi everybody, and welcome back! This time, we’ll be discussing how FileMaker 14 allows users to control how their solutions look and run on mobile devices, such as the iPad and iPhone.

FileMaker Go 14 has a new look that reflects the style of the latest iOS operating system. Users can make their solutions full screen through scripts or swiping to hide the interface. This makes it easier to make any necessary edits.

With a script, users can lock to orientation of the layout, in order to build layouts that are specifically for portrait or landscape views.

As always, thanks for watching, and be sure to check back here again soon for more helpful FileMaker tips!