February 12, 2015 in FileMaker (E)
[prMac.com] Zvole, Czech Republic - 24U Software announces an immediate availability of a new service - updating custom-developed FileMaker plug-ins and mobile apps for 64-bit architecture. 24U's new service includes identifying hidden issues, cleaning-up code, creating new builds for FileMaker Server 13 and iOS 8, testing the new builds, and taking care of future development.
64-bit requirements for iPhone and iPad apps:
Since the 1st of February 2015 all new apps uploaded to the App Store must support 64-bit architecture and be built for iOS 8. All new iOS devices, such as the new iPad Air or iPhone 6, are using a 64-bit architecture. So any new version of an existing iOS app must be optimized for iOS 8 and 64-bit processors in order to get approved by Apple for distribution on the App Store. Updating in-house distributed apps is important as well, because optimized apps will consume less memory, run faster and more reliably, and make battery last longer on the new 64-bit devices.
64-bit requirements for FileMaker plug-Ins:
FileMaker started using 64-bit architecture for the web publishing engine in FileMaker Server 12 and made 64-bit architecture mandatory for all components of FileMaker Server with the release of version 13. Therefore server-side FileMaker plug-ins need to be built for 64-bit architecture in order to function with FileMaker Server 13. It is expectable that FileMaker will shift to 64-bit architecture with the client applications soon as well, extending the 64-bit compliance requirement to all plug-in use.
Companies whose FileMaker solutions rely on custom built plug-in functionality have no other choice but to either abandon or upgrade their plug-ins if they want to keep updating their solutions to newer versions of FileMaker platform. Getting help from an experienced plug-in developer like 24U will let such companies get ready for the next FileMaker upgrade without essential plug-ins holding them off by not being updated in time or not being reliable enough for production.
Benefits of 24U's 64-bit update service:
When taking over someone else's code, 24U's developers always analyze the code to discover any hidden issues that may not be apparent at the moment but can easily catch the customers off guard when they aren't resolved soon enough. The first thing they do after analyzing it and identifying any potential issues is at least some level of spring cleaning. Cleaner code will make it easier and less expensive to maintain app in the future. Thorough testing ensures the highest possible quality of the outcome. Having new version of plug-in or mobile app properly tested by professional software testers will minimize the risk of critical bugs hitting the end users. 24U can also take care of the plug-in or app's development in a long term to keep it up with new trends, technologies and business growth of the customer.
Pricing and Availability:
The service is available through an introductory phone call with 24U's sales representative and price is negotiated individually for each project based on the actual requirements.
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