iSolutions Speaking At FileMaker DEVCON 2014



Come to the FileMaker Developer Conference 2014 and discover how the FileMaker Platform can help you run your business without boundaries. To thrive, you and your team need to be able to work from anywhere — whether it’s in a warehouse, emergency room, retail store, or classroom. Attend DevCon and break the boundaries to creating the custom solution you’ve always wanted. Choose from a wide variety of sessions on design, mobility, development, business, and innovation. Join over 1,200 FileMaker developers in San Antonio, Texas from July 28-31, 2014 and take the first steps to achieving your business goals.

iSolutions will have two speakers on the schedule for the 2014 DEVCON. Cris Ippolite and Molly Connolly will be presenting a total of three sessions this year:


Preparing for the FileMaker Certification exam doesn’t stop with just taking a FileMaker Training Series class. This session will review all the resources available to those who wish to properly prepare for the exam. Recommended reading and additional study guides will be reviewed as well as a discussion on how and where to take the exam. This session will introduce attendees to the “next steps” for preparing for certification and will point to specific resources and tips. Attendees will also have time to ask questions about FileMaker Certification. (Lunch will be provided.)


Anyone interested in FileMaker Certification

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • xDBC
  • Exam logistics
  • How the exam process works
  • Additional resources for preparing for the exam
  • Next steps for becoming certified

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“WHAT’S NEW IN FILEMAKER GO 13″ with Cris Ippolite

The FileMaker Go app has been one of the most exciting recent additions to the FileMaker Platform. Understanding what can be done with your database on FileMaker Go is key to integrating iOS devices into your databases. FileMaker 13 includes several key new features that can greatly enhance your FileMaker Go layouts. This session will introduce you to each of them with examples and demo files provided for attendees including: using the “Touch Keyboard Type” option for choosing the right iOS keyboards, using “Insert From Device” to scan bar codes, detecting gestures and orientation changes and using slide controls and popovers to create animated effects in your FileMaker Go layouts.


Exposure to FileMaker Go and FileMaker calculations and scripting

  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Choosing the iOS right keyboard type for your FileMaker fields
  • Detecting gestures and orientation changes via Script Triggers
  • Integrating popovers and slide controls to create animated effects in FileMaker Go Layouts
  • Bar code scanning and inserting from device

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You’ve hired a smart, capable individual who fits your company culture but now you need to get them up to speed? How do you introduce them to maintaining your existing systems? How do you teach them FileMaker Pro from scratch when you barely have time to keep up with the work that you have? Or, for a semi-experienced developer, how do you create a training plan that helps them fill in gaps in their experience and move forward on a path towards continuous learning? This session will provide a framework for developing a short and long-term training plan for your new hire. It will focus on both technical and logistical steps in ensuring your new hire is being productive and able to move forward with or without direct supervision. Sample training exercises and community resources will be provided.


For developers or hiring managers looking to mentor and train new developers.

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • Learn about existing resources you can leverage to help train your new hire
  • Develop a training plan for new developers that focuses on their strengths to maximize productivity
  • Implement procedures to help new developers with overall communication and learning
  • Identify ways to evaluate progress and measure success

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“Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes” Webinar

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iSolutions, Inc. presented a webinar on behalf of Filemaker called:

“Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes” which covered building FileMaker Go applications to replace manual processes.

We did two demos of  solutions created for our clients that used FileMaker Go to replace a manual or paper-based forms.

Both systems also had native FileMaker syncing between go and a file hosted on FileMaker server. Please take a look at the entire webinar by clicking below:

Click for : Paper Forms Webinar in Full Screen


Click here to view a write up of the KOHL’s Database Solution described in the webinar: Kohl’s Portfolio

Click here to view a write up of the Lanx Database Solution described in the webinarPortfolio



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with: Cris Ippolite

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Course Description:
Cris Ippolite is your guide in this tour of the new and enhanced features in the entire FileMaker 13 platform. Learn how to work with styles and object visibility; add objects like popovers and slide controls to your layouts in FileMaker Pro; share your database with FileMaker Server 13; and publish it to a web browser with WebDirect. Cris also reviews the scripting and calculation enhancements and improvements in the FileMaker Go app for iOS.

Topics Include:

  • An overview of the new FileMaker 13 platform
  • Working with Object States
  • Defining custom styles
  • Creating new themes
  • Object visibility
  • Applying Active state to portal rows and lists
  • Outer and inner shadow and padding
  • Working with popovers
  • FileMaker Server 13 Admin Console
  • Uploading files to FileMaker Server 13
  • Performing scripts on the server
  • New FileMaker script triggers
  • Base64 encoding and decoding
  • The new Get functions
  • Introducing WebDirect
  • The new FileMaker Go 13
  • Custom iOS keyboard types
  • Barcode scanning

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Lucky 13: The NEW FileMaker Pro 13 platform is here!

Lucky 13: The NEW FileMaker Pro 13 platform is here!

Published by | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

After 20 months of anticipation from the product community, FileMaker Inc. finally unveiled its next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker Pro 13. Having worked closely with FileMaker 13 for several months prior to launch, I can tell you there are plenty of improvements to satisfy any level of FileMaker developer or end user. For new FileMaker users, the platform makes it much easier than ever before to create beautiful app-like databases—and it offers some long-awaited features that FileMaker fans won’t be able to live without.

Chief among the more than 50 new features are

The marquee feature of the new FileMaker 13 is a web-sharing technology called WebDirect, which allows you to share your FileMaker database through any HTML5-compliant browser—with no web development skills required.

Databases accessed via the web use an interface that mirrors the one in FileMaker’s desktop app. Changes made through the web are updated to the FileMaker database in real time, so you can see up-to-date information regardless of the client used to make the updates. This is a very cool way to share your database with users that may not have FileMaker.

FileMaker Go’s app-like design tools
On the mobile device front, I’m excited to report that FileMaker 13 offers additional support for native iOS behaviors, including pop-overs, slide controls, and gesture support. The built-in cameras in the iPhone and iPad can now be used to scan bar codes, and FileMaker Go supports seven different iOS keyboard types, so users are shown the appropriate keyboard based on the type of data being entered.

Shareable themes and editable styles
FileMaker 13 builds upon the new design surface introduced in version 12 and adds major improvements to FileMaker’s design capabilities, including support for shareable custom themes and styles, and the ability to drag and drop data fields onto design layouts.

FileMaker offers over 50 themes, all customizable. To help you give the database a uniform look, FileMaker is introducing styles, which let you change the look of objects all at once. You can create custom styles and use them later. With more options, you’ll spend less time applying the same designs to all your layouts and more time using your database.

New browser-based admin console
A welcome treat for anyone who needs to manage FileMaker Server, FileMaker 13 includes a web-based administrative console that requires no Java and runs natively in any HTML5-compliant browser, providing crisp, clean, and responsive server administration without relying on third-party software.

In my upcoming FileMaker Pro 13 New Features course, I’ll be going into each of these topics in depth, as well as touching on many more new things in FileMaker 13. Speaking as a 20-year FileMaker enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to check out this latest release, especially if need to get your databases into a web browser, or onto an iPhone or iPad.

FileMaker and FileMaker Go are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.

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“Intro to FileMaker and HTML5″ session available online!


FileMaker released the downloadable and recorded versions of many of the sessions from the 2013 FileMaker Developers Conference.

Session recordings are now available to view online or for download. We hope you take time to view the sessions you missed or learn more from those you attended.

To access the session recordings, enter your TechNet member log-on credentials here:

Then click on the side bar link  “Get session recordings.”

Once inside, you can click on the section for ”Integration and Web” and the first session you will see is the “Intro to FileMaker and HTML5” session. You can view online or download.

If you are interested in downloading all the files referenced in the session, click here.


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FileMaker and officially announced FileMaker DEVCON 2013. The event will take place in San Diego August 11-15 2013.

The conference will have 4 concurrent conference tracks, with over 60 sessions to choose from. The sessions can be found here: SCHEDULE

Come to the FileMaker Developer Conference 2013 and discover all the new, innovative technologies in the FileMaker Platform and how you can build powerful, robust solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.

Choose from 80 sessions on topics that cover core basics, design, development, integration, the web, iOS, and business. Attend DevCon 2013 in San Diego, CA and you’ll become even more innovative in delivering top-notch FileMaker solutions for your clients or your business.

Gold Package attendees will have access to the “FileMaker Training Series” track. For the second year in a row, Cris Ippolite from iSolutions is managing the FTS Track. The track will cover 10 modules over four days.

Cris Ippolite will also be presenting on the track and will be covering the following modules:


This session will be open to all DevCon attendees and is designed to discuss the FileMaker Training Series (FTS) track and various topics covered in the particular sessions. Attendees will be introduced to the sessions and also how they may help you prepare for FileMaker Certification. This session is ideal for anyone attending the FTS Track or for those interested in enhancing their skills and learning directly from FileMaker Authorized Trainers.

What You Will Learn

  • Preview the FTS track sessions
  • Introductions to the track speakers
  • Housekeeping announcements
  • Q&A on FTS Track


You may have heard about integrating interactive elements into your FileMaker layouts using Web Viewer and HTML 5.”HTML5″ has come to be a brand that really describes using a combination of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to create applications. FileMaker’s web viewer can display HTML5 and these other technologies, yet these concepts can be difficult to grasp. This session will introduce you to the basics behind displaying HTML, allowing user interaction, working with images and communicating back and forth with FileMaker Pro. All of these fundamentals will be demonstrated and you will learn about HTML5 authoring tools, important HTML5 resources and will be given a working demo file showing FileMaker/HTML5/ CSS and JavaScript all working together.

What You Will Learn:

  • Displaying HTML in the Web Viewer using
  • Data URLs Triggering FileMaker Scripts via User Actions
  • Using FMP://
  • Integrating FileMaker Data into HTML5 via Web Viewer
  • Displaying Container Field Contents in HTML 5 via Web Viewer


Preparing for the FileMaker Certification Exam doesn’t stop here. This session will review all the resources available to those who wish to properly prepare for the exam. Recommended reading and additional study guides will be reviewed as well as a discussion on how and where to take the exam. This session will provide tips for proper preparation for those taking the exam, allowing attendees to prepare the “next steps” for preparing for certification. Attendees will also have time to ask questions about Certification. (Lunch will be provided at this session.)

What You Will Learn

  • Exam logistics
  • How the exam process works
  • Additional resources for preparing for the exam
  • Next Steps for becoming certified

To register, CLICK HERE, and take advantage of the “Early Bird” discount before June 17, 2011.

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HTML5 and FIleMaker on the FileMakerTalk Podcast w/ Cris Ippolite

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FileMakerTalk Podcast

Your hosts Matt Navarre and Matt Petrowsky discuss many of the hot topics related to FileMaker Pro development.

Episode 90: HTML 5: Cris Ippolite

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:12:02 -0700

\Matt and Cris talk about HTML 5, Java Script, Java, CSS 3, JSON, and how adding it all up works magic in WebViewers with FileMaker Go.

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Cris Ippolite Talking HTML5 and FileMaker at June 2013 FMDiSC

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Cris Ippolite will present a preview of the “Introduction to HTML5 and FileMaker” presentation at the June 14th meeting of the FileMaker Developer in Southern California group.

Cris will discuss the concept, show some demos and preview some of the files he will present at FileMaker DEVCON this summer.

FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) meets monthly in the Los Angeles area. There is no charge to attend meeting. Monthly meetings are a local center for the exchange of technical information, discussion of timely topics, and for networking (people not computers).

They generally meet on the second Friday morning of each month. Meetings are currently being held at the Bresee Youth Foundation, which is located at 184 S. Bimini Place in Los Angeles. You can find a map to their address here.

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Up and Running with FileMaker Go Training Video with: Cris Ippolite













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UP and Running with FileMaker Go

Course Description:
Discover how to use FileMaker Go to take your database along on your iPhone or iPad. In this course, author and FileMaker database expert Cris Ippolite shows you how to manage FileMaker databases, print and export data, and perform searches on iOS devices. He also offers FileMaker developers some design considerations and extra session management precautions to keep in mind when building databases for FileMaker Go, as well as how to use “URL schemes” to interface with other iOS apps.

Topics Include:

  • What is FileMaker Go?
  • Opening files via the File Browser
  • Working with records in FileMaker Go
  • Exploring container fields
  • Designing for FileMaker Go
  • Understanding session management
  • Communicating with other iOS apps

1.25 Hours

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FileMaker Pro 12 in Depth with: Cris Ippolite …is now live in the Online Training Library



Course Description: 

Learn advanced FileMaker Pro development techniques to help you take your databases to the next level. In this course, author and FileMaker database expert Cris Ippolite walks you through how to secure your databases; share your databases on the web or network; and create intermediate scripts, calculations, and reports. The course also discusses using the Web Viewer to extend your databases, discusses integrating HTML5 into Web Viewers, and more.

Topics Include:

  • Managing access to your database
  • Parsing text with calculation functions
  • Using calculations in field validation and auto enter options
  • Creating nested subsummary and crosstab reports
  • Creating user-driven and multi-criteria relationships
  • Working with intermediate script techniques
  • Extending Web Viewer using HTML5 and data URLs
  • Sharing databases on a network using FileMaker Server
  • Publishing your databases to the web using the Instant Web Publishing or PHP
  • and more!

Duration: 7.57 Hours

FileMaker Pro 12 in Depth | by Cris Ippolite

View this entire FileMaker Pro 12 in Depth course and more in the library.

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FileMaker 12 Essential Training  click here

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