July 2, 2012 in FileMaker (E)
[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - Chat with a Database Backend. FMChat lets you collaborate with your other FileMaker users right in FileMaker Pro or Go, sending attachments, images, and links to the records you're talking about.
You can even runs scripts in your solution by clicking links in chats--approving orders, accepting invitations, or closing trouble tickets, for example. Built solely in FileMaker 12, without plugins, FMChat is completely unlocked and scriptable so you can change both the way it works and the way it looks.
FMChat comes to the front when you have new chats or responses, but users can also elect to be notified by email or SMS when FMChat sees they're not in FileMaker. Notifications can also come from events in your FileMaker solution: script triggers or server-side scripts can send chats to alert users of important events in the system--like a project's status changing.
Chat participants must be on your FileMaker network (they must be able to "see" your FM Server or Host) and must be using FileMaker 12 or the latest version of FileMaker Go.
FMChat requires no plugins and does not require FileMaker Server. It works in Pro and Go but does not work in instant web publishing. Some features, like clickable links in the chat, do not work when the file is open single user: it must be opened from a host or server.
Pricing and Availability:
FMChat is $329 (USD) for a site license, completely unlocked and available now from SeedCode online.
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