One of the great things about Claris FileMaker is its ability to create useful solutions quickly. That’s why FileMaker is a great rapid development platform. Our local Claris Platform User Group in the Twin Cities (CPUG-MN) has in person meetings and we order pizza for the group for our lunch. With about 30 people in attendance on a regular basis, it’s a challenge to order the right amount of pizza and the kinds people want the most.

It’s also amazing how much pizza gets converted into code with our talented developers.

Several years ago we created Pizza Party Count for the iPad to solve this problem. This app allows you to pass around an iPad before the meeting so everyone can order exactly the slices they want. It then summarizes how many pizzas you need to order and each kind.

We made the app able to take a credit card payment as well, so that each person can pay for their pizza individually without needing cash.

Using FileMaker Advanced you could easily modify it to do other things.

Download the FREE Pizza Party Count solution for your iPad to play around with it.

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