Sometimes you need to keep an accurate record of a sequence of events and a list of data or a report just won’t cut it. This little beauty of an interactive Timeline is another from the FileMaker 19 folio of really cool stuff. We are dying to try this one out and have the perfect application in […]


We have one of the best FileMaker cloud-hosting offerings in the country with the newest, most powerful hardware and highly competitive pricing. While things are quiet under lockdown this is the ideal time to get your FileMaker solution up into the cloud where you can access it from anywhere, anytime.  So sign up for a new hosting […]


“There comes a time in the affairs of (FileMaker Developers)….” No, President F.D. Roosevelt wasn’t prescient, nor has it taken that long for us to be able to announce this. But nearly…  FileMaker have at long last given us an integrated calendar in Filemaker 19. It uses the same basic technology, new to FileMaker 19, […]


For some processes, Kanban has become a really useful tool for managing the various steps. It usually involves a visual message board, with notes arranged in columns to indicate their status etc.  While there are a number of popular and very good cloud-based Kanban systems like Trello™; now we can very effectively add a Kanban […]

Xero and Us

Xero is a big part of our business. In fact, over 90% of the work we have scheduled for the next 12-18 months includes Xero integrations! For the past 6-7 years we’ve based our integrations on a plugin that we developed for the purpose. However, it was difficult and expensive to modify and Xero’s upgrade […]

Claris Connect Launches

Claris have also launched Claris Connect. This is a middle-ware project that provides a very simple utility to enable developers to economically develop connections their FileMaker apps with cloud apps such as SalesForce, Slack, MailChimp, GoogleDocs, Shopify etc etc. It looks promising however, it is an online service with servers in the US and it […]

FileMaker 19 Ships

Yep, it’s that time of year again; a new version release with a raft of new features. And some of it is pretty cool, like the ability to integrate JavaScript directly to the FileMaker interface which will help us deliver cool, contemporary screens.  But this release is different. This is the last version release of […]

A Day in the Life…

Last night the company we use for hosting our website and DNS services did a massive upgrade. This morning our legacy Xero plugin started failing to the point where it was crashing the FileMaker Pro clients on start up (not a good look…). Coincidence? Nope. It turned out they had upgraded the PHP deployment to […]


The biggest (and it was big) omission in the FileMaker product line-up for years has been a native Android version. The only way to deploy a FileMaker solution on Android has been via the web. Given the state of New Zealand’s 4G network, this was pretty much useless for any serious data collection (e.g. taking […]

Claris Connect

Also from the conference, FileMaker have bought Stamplay, renaming it as Claris Connect. Stamplay have developed a platform that will enable developers to build workflows to 150 cloud services such as Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce and more. We don’t have the full list yet but it sounds interesting. Claris Connect will be released by April 2020.