We’re pleased to announce this maintenance release for LiveCode for FM, bringing you support for Apple’s latest SDK and the ability to build against Android API 31.
To ensure compatibility with the latest mobile OS’s we have released LiveCode for FM 2.2.1. You can continue building your apps secure in the knowledge that we are constantly updating and upgrading our technology to keep up with OS changes.
We’re delighted today to bring you LiveCode for FM version 2.2. In this release, we have completed many features in the Printing implementation, so if your FileMaker solution needs to eg print invoices, it should all work smoothly now. We’ve also implemented support the Rotated Text and Rotated Image features in FileMaker, added Custom Menusets, and implemented a feature to add headers to a CSV file when exporting. In all we have added 37 features, fixes and enhancements in this release.
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.
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.
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 We have also highlighted the branding of LiveCode for FM throughout the tool, and the Android Build Service has been replaced by our very popular Partner Program offering which you can learn more about here.
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…
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.
LCFM Native 1.5 Private Beta 11 shipped today, with a whole pile of early Christmas gifts for you. We’ve made more than 100 improvements, adding features, fixes, functions and script steps for your apps.
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