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
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.
Progress on LCFM Native continues rapidly. We’ve made some big steps forward in this release. The most notable is that we’ve greatly improved the graphic display performance of apps on all platforms, and most particularly on Android.
LCFM Native 1.2 has arrived. It’s been 11 days since LCFM Native 1.1 but we’ve still managed pack a lot of improvements into this release. Notable improvements include the addition of the OnLayoutSizeChange trigger and adding support for find requests containing values for related fields.
We’re delighted to bring you the next version of the LCFM Native compiler today. We’ve packed a lot into a month! This release brings you a host of fixes, features and improvements making your compiler experience smoother and ensuring more apps will run better. Notable improvements include support for automatically rotating orientation on mobile, better support for non-English locales, improvements to the barcode scanner and improvements to container handling.
The wishes of thousands of FileMaker users have today come true. Your FileMaker solution can now be compiled for Android.
Your solution will run as a true native app on Android, iOS and Mac platforms (Windows and Linux coming soon). It will call home to your FileMaker server, keeping your data in sync on whatever platforms and devices you and your clients are using. It will even save your data offline and then sync it up again to the server when a connection is restored.