2.1 Launched: Fonts, Attributes, Layout Animations and more

by Heather Laine on April 5, 2022 No comments

We’re excited to bring you LiveCode for FM today, with a strong list of feature additions plus a raft of enhancements and fixes. We also have some new pricing to offer and a 30 day free trial period.

Release Features

Since our last release we have added a significant number of features, including:

  • GetContainerAttribute – over 17 metadata attributes now supported, see release notes for full list
  • Custom font loading – use a custom font for your Android app
  • Removal of dependence on Xcode/macOS version – easier to install and set up for iOS deployment
  • Layout animations – move to a new layout with animation is now supported
  • Scrolling/shrinking popovers – Popovers can now be scrolled, and will resize appropriately to fit window bounds
  • More printing support – buttons and portals can now be printed
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Heather Laine2.1 Launched: Fonts, Attributes, Layout Animations and more

Ready for Primetime

by Heather Laine on December 7, 2021 No comments

LiveCode for FM is ready to go. After several years of dedicated effort by our team, we’re thrilled our radically overhauled Ben Lui edition (V2.0) is finally out of beta. We’re super excited to be able to compile your FileMaker solutions into native cross-platform apps for you.

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Beta 3: Android App Store Bundle Support

by Heather Laine on October 4, 2021 No comments

Today we are pleased to bring you LiveCode for FM Beta 3. In this release we have added support for Android API30 and App Store Bundles.

Smaller Uploads

This means you can submit your apps to the Google Play store using the latest features available plus you no longer need to build an “all in” app with support for all possible formats. You can select your supported app formats and have separate uploads for each of them, making your app download for end users smaller and lighter.

M1 Plugin Support

As well as API30 support, we’ve also added native support on M1 Macs for the plugin LiveCode for FM needs to run.

40 Fixes and Enhancements

This release brings over 40 fixes and enhancements to the tool experience as well as to your compiled apps. Some stability issues on Big Sur have been addressed and tool usability improved. We have also highlighted the branding of LiveCode for FM throughout the tool, and the Android Build Service has been replaced by our very popular Partner Program offering which you can learn more about here.

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Heather LaineBeta 3: Android App Store Bundle Support

Introduction to LCFM Ben Lui – Webinar Replay

by Heather Laine on May 5, 2021 1 comment

The following is a recording of an introduction to Ben Lui webinar. The webinar includes;

  1. A demo of the LCFM Native tool
  2. A demo of a finished app running on an Android device
  3. An LCFM customer interview with FileMaker developer Stephen Bennett from EYE.T software
  4. A sneak peek at LCFM Native web deployment
  5. A question and answer session
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Heather LaineIntroduction to LCFM Ben Lui – Webinar Replay

LCFM Ben Lui Public Beta Launched with Free Trial

by Heather Laine on April 22, 2021 No comments

Folks, we have so much to unpack from the title above I just don’t know where to start. Do you want to hear about Ben Lui, the public beta or the free trial first? It’s all great news for you. Not to mention we’ve lowered the pricing barrier to entry…

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Heather LaineLCFM Ben Lui Public Beta Launched with Free Trial

Private Beta 12 – Support for FM19 Webviewer features and so much more

by Heather Laine on January 29, 2021 No comments

LCFM Native Beta 12 is available today via the private ETS testing program in conjunction with Claris, with many enhancements particularly to syncing and field manipulation. We’ve also implemented support for the new Webviewer features in FileMaker 19. In total, 45 new functions, commands and script steps were implemented since the last release, bringing our % of support complete for all FileMaker script steps up from 66% to 75% – a major jump. Our overall support for the FileMaker entire feature set now stands at 87.5% – for details of what is and isn’t supported please see this document.

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Heather LainePrivate Beta 12 – Support for FM19 Webviewer features and so much more

New Release Adds Printing, Fast Compile and Native Fields

by Heather Laine on September 11, 2020 No comments

The latest iteration of LCFM Native is looking pretty slick. We’ve been loving testing with it, and we think you will too. This release brings you:

  • Hugely faster compiling of your solutions into native apps. As a not insignificant bonus, this version of LCFM does not lock up your computer while it is extracting your solution.
  • Compatibility reports: run your solution through the compiler and you will receive a complete report on anything that is not yet implemented by LCFM that you are using in your app, together with a rating of how likely it is to impact your apps functionality.
  • Printing: You can now print reports from your LCFM app
  • Native Fields: Beautiful look and feel on the target platform
  • Relogin and other account script steps – you can now have a user login with specific access permissions, create and delete accounts.
  • Perform Script on Server has now been actioned
  • Install OnTimer Script also works
  • iOS 13.5 support: we’ve updated our iOS compatibility to the latest Apple SDK
  • Android 29 support: We’ve updated our Android compatibility to the latest Android SDK
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Heather LaineNew Release Adds Printing, Fast Compile and Native Fields

Seizing the Lockdown Opportunity

by Heather Laine on May 7, 2020 No comments

LCFM Native 1.5, Private Beta 7 shipped today.

What do you do if you can’t leave the house? If you’re a software developer the answer is obvious – you write great software!

That’s just what our team has been doing. From our spare rooms, home offices, living room sofas and back bedrooms, we’ve been working harder than ever on finishing up the features and adding polish to LCFM Native. So much so, that our latest release has 501 more new features, fixes and enhancements than the last one. No, we’re not finished yet. (You can check the full list of features implemented here.) But we have come a long way. If, like us, you are unable to leave the house, and maybe you have a bit of time on your hands, you might like to check out the latest and greatest LCFM Native.

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Heather LaineSeizing the Lockdown Opportunity