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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Heather LaineReady for Primetime

LiveCode for FM Training Series in conjunction with Richard Carlton Consulting

by Chris Colman on October 19, 2021 No comments

We are pleased to announce our completed LiveCode for FM training series, created in partnership with Richard Carlton Consulting. You can now watch 10 information packed videos, filmed live by members of our team, where we take you through the A-Z of building and compiling FileMaker apps using LiveCode for FM. From submitting Android apps to the Google Play Store, to editing and compiling your app for runtime deployment – we’ve got you covered. Check out the whole series by heading over to YouTube and going to FileMaker Training Videos or simply follow the links below.

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Chris ColmanLiveCode for FM Training Series in conjunction with Richard Carlton Consulting

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 Android App Building Service

by Kevin Miller on November 19, 2020 4 comments

Get your FileMaker App on Android with our new App Building Service.

I’m pleased to announce today a brand new option to get your FileMaker apps on Android quickly and without any hassle: The LCFM Android Build Service.

Claris Official Partners
The process of Android deployment of FileMaker apps using LCFM Native is becoming increasingly complete, robust and mature. We’ve added support for the vast majority of the FileMaker feature set out of the box and are adding more features every day. We have been partnering and working closely with Claris to improve the product experience throughout much of this year. Claris have been a wonderful partner to work with, their input has allowed us to greatly improve the compile process.

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Kevin MillerNew Android App Building Service

Claris Partnership Announced

by Kevin Miller on October 15, 2020 2 comments

As we near the end of 2020 this seems like a great time to bring you an update on our progress. It’s been a thrilling year of intense activity. We’ve been working hard on adding features, testing, fixing bugs and improving performance in LCFM Native. There have literally been thousands of features, bug fixes and enhancements since the start of the year. We’ve spent nearly 20 developer man years in total on this project and we think you’re going to like the results.

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Kevin MillerClaris Partnership Announced