FileMaker Developer Conference 2012

FileMaker and DevCon 2012 – Miami Florida

From July 16th to 19th FileMaker will be holding their annual Developers Conference in Miami, Florida.  This years DevCon is particularly interesting and important to developers with the recent release of FileMaker 12.

DevCon offers fantastic opportunities for FileMaker developers to;

  • Discover the latest advances in the FileMaker product line, including FileMaker Go, Bento for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with 1,100+ other developers.
  • Learn the best practices for creating iOS apps.
  • Attend in-depth Under-the-Hood sessions.
  • Discover what’s new at the Exhibitor Showcase.

Macumen will be sending Jim Dwyer to this years DevCon , after last year sending Brendan Wilde (San Diego, California).  This is an invaluable opportunity which will enable us to continue to offer the latest and greatest FileMaker solutions to our clients, both current and future.

Stay posted for Jim’s inspired (geeky) rantings when he returns in late July!


Kerio, FileMaker, and pesky phone numbers

We have been working on a project that synchronises a company’s CRM database with their corporate address book. The address book is then available to users on all of their devices, inc laptops and iPhones. The client is using FileMaker v11 and Kerio Connect v7.4, iOS 5.1.

Everything was going swimmingly, except we kept on running into issues with certain phone numbers not arriving in the iPhone’s AddressBook. Specifically, we had trouble getting the ‘company main’ number across. It would come across to OSX’s AddressBook, but not to the iOS devices.

Labels are crucial in the successful sync of CardDAV records. If an address or phone number (or email) label isn’t supported by the device, then the data isn’t brought across. In this case, we were using ‘company main’ as the label. It would appear as ‘company main’ in OSX’s AddressBook, but wouldn’t arrive in the iPhone’s AddressBook.

To get it to work, we used  ‘company’ as the label for the phone number. It would appear in OSX’s AddressBook as ‘company’, and would arrive in the iPhone’s AddressBook as ‘company main’. Hmmmm. Gotta love transformation.

 Available Labels when using iOS 5.1 with Kerio Connect 7.4

  • phone labels
  • mobile
  • home
  • work
  • home fax
  • work fax
  • pager
  • assistant
  • car
  • radio
  • company main – but create record in AddressBook using ‘company’ label

Address labels

  • home
  • work
  • other

Problem solved, but a problem we could have done without……

The New iPad

Not an iPad 3, it’s just the new iPad and it has…

  • Retina display.
  • 5 megapixel camera.
  • It’s faster.
  • Voice dictation.
  • It’s 4G compatible (but not compatible with Australia’s 4G network).

And, Apple TV now supports 1080p.  That is full HD!

Apple Media Event

Apple are said to be launching their new iPad within the next 24 hours.

Will it be the iPad 3 or the iPad HD?

Will it have Retina display, will the camera be upgraded, will Siri be your new personal assistant?

Is a new HD Apple TV be launched at the same time?

Stick around and we’ll give you all the details you’re interested in and none of the details you don’t really care about.  A users guide to what is on offer….