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

LCFM Native Updates for Containers, Portals and more

by Heather Laine on September 16, 2019 No comments

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.

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LCFM Native Containers, Cameras, CURL

by Heather Laine on September 5, 2019 No comments

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.

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LCFM Native at DevCon

by Heather Laine on August 7, 2019 No comments


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.

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Heather LaineLCFM Native at DevCon

Beta 4: FM 18 Compatibility, JSON, Popovers and more

by Heather Laine on July 9, 2019 No comments

We’re delighted to bring you LCFM Native Beta 4 today. This version is a huge step forward, doing away with the time consuming scrape step and adding a raft of big features like popover buttons, JSON functions and send mail. We’ve added compatibility for FileMaker 18 as well as FM17, and by using the new XML features in FM18 we are able to export your solution without locking up your machine.

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Heather LaineBeta 4: FM 18 Compatibility, JSON, Popovers and more

Beta 3.2: Better Sync Options

by Heather Laine on April 10, 2019 No comments

We’re delighted to say we now have Beta 3.2 available for testing. The major change in this release is we have made some improvements to syncing to give you more control on what is happening and when.

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Heather LaineBeta 3.2: Better Sync Options