Twitter and Skype from FileMaker Pro

April 17, 2009 in FileMaker (E)

[] Richmond, VA - Every month FMWebschool releases an exciting FileMaker newsletter to over 8000 FileMaker enthusiasts. Each issue is chock full of free FileMaker sample files, how-to workshops and articles on how to grow your business. To make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to get the Twitter and Skype sample files be sure to sign up before Monday April 20th.

This month FileMaker meets social media as we release FMTweet. Twitter has become the one of the fastest growing social media sites, with a stunning growth rate of 1382% compared to Facebook which grew 228%. Twitter is used by a plethora of individuals ranging from movie stars to corporate giants.

FMTweet is a FileMaker solution that enables you to send messages to Twitter without a plug-in. The database is completely unlocked so you can easily add it to your own solutions. This is a great learning tool as well as we use some complex scripting to make the magic happen. Have fun and add your voice to the 2.6 million tweets sent every day. Not only are millions of people tweeting, but they are using Skype to communicate with each other worldwide.

FMSkype is another exciting FileMaker sample file that we are including with this newsletter. Over 300 million people use Skype to make internet phone calls and its user base is increasing in size by 30 million subscribers a quarter. FMSkype does several things; first it allows you to add your Skype contacts to your FileMaker database.

Currently, this is only supported by windows; Mac users can add their contacts manually. Secondly you can make calls from FileMaker by either selecting your contacts Skype name or their telephone number. FMSkype is completely unlocked, you can use the solution as is, or you can copy our scripts and techniques to add it to your own solutions.

If you are a FileMaker enthusiast and you would like to learn how to be a more creative programmer, or if you would like to learn how to market and grow your business - the FMWebschool newsletter is just what you need. We only send our newsletter out once a month. This issue will be released on Monday April 20th - so be sure to subscribe right away.

FMWebschool is a team of creative developers specializing in innovative PHP and FileMaker web solutions since 1999. FMWebschool focuses on progressive FileMaker integrated turnkey solutions, training, books, hosting and learning resources to facilitate FileMaker web publishing. FMWebschool has a solid track record and reputation for outstanding customer support and has just won the "Mad Dog Award" from FileMaker Inc.


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