FileMaker is a great toolkit for building an app like fmScoreKeeper. In a few hours I was able to build a multi-sport application that runs on macOS, Windows, and iPhone/iOS.

I got the idea for this app while watching my daughter play a volleyball tournament recently. Because of the way the seats were positioned I couldn’t see the scoreboard behind me…so I needed to track the score for myself. fmScoreKeeper was the answer.

fmScoreKeeper can help you keep track of games for volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and tennis. After choosing a sport and entering a few game details like the date, time, and team names, just tap the + and – buttons to track the score for each team. The app is meant for personal use but could be displayed on a large screen TV for others to view.

An added bonus in the app is the date and live time clock at the bottom of the screen that is made up using some JavaScript in a FileMaker web viewer. You can copy/paste that into any other FileMaker solution.

The GameTypes table with images for each sport is related the Game table via a simple GameType field. The ball image for the right game shows up in the center of the screen.

Last Sunday the Minnesota Vikings played the Buffalo Bills in NFL football. I asked Siri on my iPhone what the game score was and she responded “The Vikings were pummeled by the Bills today.” I wonder what the definition of “pummeled” is in actual score.

fmScoreKeeper could track that sad football game performance and it would look like this on the macOS desktop version of FileMaker…

The screen is similar for volleyball on an iPad with FileMaker Go…

On an iPhone with FileMaker Go for a soccer game with FileMaker Go…

Using FileMaker Advanced you could easily modify the app to do other things. That’s the power of FileMaker.

Get FileMaker Go for your iPad for FREE here. You can also download the FileMaker Advanced app on your desktop workstation and use FileMaker Pro to modify the app to meet your needs using the FREE trial of FileMaker Pro here.

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Tim Cimbura

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make your work more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in FileMaker application development (certified in versions 8-17) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone as well as integration with the web using WordPress, PHP, and AppleScript. He knows Apple technology and Windows systems inside and out.