Geist Interactive recently released an exciting new product for FileMaker developers called “WidgetStudio”.
We recently got a personal demo of the tool by the author Carson Lind at our local FMPUG-MN meeting.
The standard interface of WidgetStudio doesn’t show any code. You see a preview sample of the widget on the right and a list of configuration options, similar to the FileMaker inspector on the left side. Widget options can be static values baked into the deployment or variables that can be populated from your data.
There are three deployment options for each widget:
There is a hosted widget library online that will continue to get additional functions as time goes on. Widgets built in WidgetStudio can be shared easily with other developers as a JSON text file. You can lock a widget when it’s deployed to save parameters for a certain deployment. Then you can unlock or duplicate it for other deployments was well.
The free version of WidgetStudio gives you all the capabilities for testing but is limited in that you can only deploy the three included demo widgets. You can use the special promo code “UG201920” to get 20% off all Geist products including Widget Studio until the end of the year.