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.
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.
Roll on number three! We’re pleased to announce that the third iteration of beta 3 is ready for testing. This is a busy update, 3.3 offers improvements to performance on mobile, enhancements to Android and iOS deployment, as well as improvements to the Runtime.
Folks, thank you so much for all the testing and feedback! Believe it or not, our tech guys just love receiving your error reports. They have been tearing through them and implementing dozens of fixes and features. With the result that today we have LCFM Native Beta 3.1.
Video: Setting up the Sample Assets FileMaker solution for sync
Syncing your FileMaker solution – Overview
LCFM Native allows you to sync your data from your Android app back to your FileMaker database and vice versa. If you don’t want to sync, you don’t need to do this, your app will work without changes. However LCFM Native comes with the ability for your app to run offline and for that, you might need to make minor changes to your solution to make it work. This is supported in Beta 3 so you can try it out today.
Our team have been working round the clock – literally, as we have developers in the UK, Greece and Australia. 100 hour weeks have been put in. This last week we pulled out all the stops, but it simply was not humanly possible to finish it off before Santa comes down the chimney.
After a truly Herculean effort on the part of our team, we have to report that Beta 3, with a huge raft of shiny features, will not ship before Christmas. It’s close. We have completed 1394 tasks out of a total of 1602 to complete a beautifully rounded Beta 3.
Over the last few weeks our team has been hard at work. While the developers have been head down working like crazy on the tech, our marketing guys have been out and about, spreading the word about LCFM Native. We have attended FileMaker conferences in Liechtenstein, London, Ghent, Madrid and Tokyo, demoing our software and talking to customers and future customers.
Beta 2 is out! This new beta release of LCFM Native brings support for iOS deployment to the LCFM Native Compiler tool. Our team is hard at work on all aspects of the tool. In the near future, the beta will start using our revised compiler, parser and runtime, at which point you will start to see results when running multi-file projects.