June 25, 2013 in FileMaker (E)
[prMac.com] Sydney, Australia - Databuzz today announced fmSMS v3, an upgrade to their award winning solution that lets you send and receive SMS/TXT messages from within FileMaker Pro.
fmSMS allows you to send an SMS from FileMaker Pro to almost any mobile phone in the world via one of the supported SMS Gateways, reaching over 860 mobile networks in more than 220 countries. SMS is great means of direct communication with customers, staff, suppliers, and students.
fmSMS v3 was rewritten for FileMaker Pro v12 and includes support for sending messages from FileMaker Go running on the iPad or iPhone. Databuzz will be demonstrating fmSMS v3 at the 2013 FileMaker Developer Conference, to be held in San Diego, California from August 12-15.
What's New in v3:
* Rewritten for FileMaker Pro v12
* Reduced the number of files from 3 to 1
* Now uses the BaseElements plug-in
* Simplified licensing: no limit on the number of FileMaker Pro clients
* Includes a license for FileMaker Server
* FileMaker Go support for sending messages from an iPad or iPhone**
SMS is perfect for appointment reminders, phone messages, promotions, segmented marketing, school absence alerts, and password confirmations. With SMS you can reduce your costs and play less "telephone tag".
fmSMS works with multiple SMS Gateway providers internationally and supports the following features:***
* Send single and bulk SMS messages (messages are typically delivered in under 15 seconds)
* Send long messages (greater than 160 characters)
* Works with over 30 SMS Gateway providers internationally
* Delayed Delivery - send a message now for delivery at a future time
* Alphanumeric Sender ID
* Delivery Receipts - track the status of sent messages
* Message Logging - track the history of all sent messages
* Message templates - create an unlimited number of pro forma templates
* 2 Way SMS - allow recipients to reply to messages and have them appear in fmSMS
"fmSMS is now easier to integrate into a customer's existing FileMaker solution than ever," said Andrew Duncan, Director of Databuzz. "We've simplified the licensing and included support for the entire FileMaker platform - you can now send an SMS from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go or FileMaker Server."
** FileMaker Go support requires the fmSMS file to be hosted by FileMaker Server
*** Not all SMS Gateways support all features of fmSMS. Some features might incur additional charges by your selected SMS Gateway. Some features require hosting by FileMaker Server v12 with Custom Web Publishing using the PHP API and a static IP address.
Pricing and Availability:
fmSMS v3 is available now from the fmSMS website. A 14 day trial version is available for both Macintosh and Windows. Workgroup Licenses start at AUD $495.00 USD. fmSMS requires FileMaker Pro v12. fmSMS v3 is a free upgrade for owners of fmSMS v2.
Databuzz is a long standing member is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and has been developing and deploying FileMaker solutions for clients in Australia and internationally since 1999. Our clients are individuals, small-medium businesses, government agencies and multi-national corporations. Databuzz was founded by Andrew Duncan, a Certified FileMaker 11, 10,9 and 8 Developer. In 2010 Andrew presented a session at the annual FileMaker Developer Conference on integrating SMS/TXT Message Integration with FileMaker. Copyright (C) 2013 Databuzz. All Rights Reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.