LuminFire Releases FREE fmIgnite Starter Solution

fmIgnite Starter is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system and business solution that you can use to begin building a complete custom solution using FileMaker, the #1 rapid application development platform in the world. LuminFire provides fmIgnite Starter unlocked and editable for FREE. fmIgnite Starter is a great foundation to expand on and to build […]

See LuminFire at FileMaker DevCon 2017

In just a few days, our team will be headed to FileMaker DevCon 2017 at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. This year LuminFire is exhibiting and showcasing BrilliantSync, our new “Sync as a Service”. We’ve been using BrilliantSync for over three years with our integration clients but now […]

FileMaker, WordPress, and the Healthcare Medical Industry – HIPAA Compliance

FileMaker has a new Healthcare portal available to assist with building custom applications for the medical field. This free eBook features LuminFire’s mobile healthcare TrackUS custom app built using FileMaker and web technologies. LuminFire specializes in assisting clients in the healthcare and related medical industries by rapidly building affordable custom applications and websites. Some of the […]

cURLing in FileMaker 16

At LuminFire, we’re very excited about enhanced support for cURL in FileMaker 16. And no, we’re not talking about curling the sport, though it is very popular here in Minnesota and we recommend you try it too if you never have. We’re talking about cURL the free and open source project consisting of two products, a command […]

Apple’s WWDC 2017 Keynote Recap

Today kicked off the Apple World-Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) for 2017. This year’s conference takes place June 5-9, 2017 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA. It’s a place for app developers to gather and learn about the latest innovations in Apple’s operating systems, Swift programming techniques, and have access to Apple engineers. […]

FileMaker as a CRM and ERP – Software Integration

Two software important industry buzzwords today are CRM (customer relationship management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning). Both CRM and ERP software help you to run a business better by managing a business’s operations, customer relations, and financials. They provide access to data, analysis, and reports that can help you make smarter business decisions. FileMaker is […]

FileMaker Star Rating and Favorite Control

FileMaker does not have a native star, rating, or favorites control similar to common apps we see like iTunes for rating favorite songs. It’s a simple way to select your favorite and see it displayed visually. After a Google search I was unable to find any simple or up-to-date solutions for this type control. Some […]

Mac Laptop and iPhone Travel and Photo Accessories – Mini’app’les User Group

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota is fortunate to have a vibrant and active tech community. One such group is the Mini’app’les User Group. It’s a group of of Apple users interested in sharing knowledge and experience with other Apple users and owners. Members vary from beginners, to consultants and developers of any age. […]

FileMaker 16 Makes Apps Faster and More Powerful!

Today is the release of FileMaker 16 with many welcome new features. We’ve had a chance to preview the software and we’re very excited about all the new changes and many that we’ve been waiting for with anticipation for a long time. First, here is a summary of FileMaker 16 new features as described by […]

A Custom FileMaker App that Performs Magic Tricks

Computers are amazing technology. Very few people understand how they actually work and even when you do…it’s still amazing. Futurist and writer Arthur C Clarke said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It’s true even though we often take that magic for granted today as everyone carries a supercomputer around with them in the […]