“Having spent the past couple of decades working with FileMaker, the transition from a GO product, which the Drug Guide was originally developed for, to using Xcode and Swift was achieved with little issues. However, we needed to be on the Play store to access the bulk of potential users.
Since 2016 we tried several products that promised to convert an existing FM/GO database to Android but all failed. We found LCFM via Google early in the development process and from the first version it delivered on the promise that many had made.
In this new version of the Drug Guide we have added references to the Top 300 US drugs in addition to the balance of regularly prescribed drugs. One major challenge was incorporating hyperlinks between associated drugs. The processes that we used in FMGO could not be applied and a new method was required that could be supported in both Android and iOS. There are four tables with over 3,500 hyperlinks, with a maximum of 20 links in a single page of copy.
Throughout the development the LCFM team have responded to all our requests and issues. Both the quality and speed of response have exceeded what we have come to expect from the industry. The LCFM Lessons are the clearest that we have experienced and allow users to quickly come to grips with the conversion processes.
The FileMaker development community is limited, but the speed and quality of FileMaker solutions can now be applied to the entire app market. One development can now be used in both iOS and Android platforms. The potential savings are considerable.
Where we had limited access to markets for the Drug Guide such as nurses and other medical practitioners who had an Apple phone or tablet we can, through LCFM, provide a solution to all phone users.”
Stephen Bennett – EYET