Nickenich, Germany - MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 3.2 for Mac OS X or Windows, the latest update to
their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMaker Pro. As the leading database management solution for Windows, Mac, and the web, the FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the
feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 3.2 has been updated and now includes 1640 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more than 200 new functions:
New functions around the Apple Address Book allow you to manager contacts and groups. You can read, modify and write contacts in FileMaker with your scripts. If you like you can open a contact in the Contacts application and import/export contacts as vCard files.
Our new socket functions allow direct network access via TCP and UDP. You can connect directly to another computer and send and receive data. For HTTP / FTP connections we have CURL functions that handle all the protocol details for you. But for other protocols such as the MLLP protocol for exchanging data with medical applications, the new socket functions are the way to go.
We also offer server socket functions. Thus, a FileMaker instance can answer as a server requests from other instances. For example you can run SQL queries, evaluate expressions and start scripts. This way you can trigger a trigger a script on another Filemaker instance.
For the Mac, you can now customize the dock icon with your own image and also change the process name. In Windows, you can change the icon of your windows. This is perfect to replace the Filemaker icons by your own ones.
New hash functions that allow you to generate secure hashes. You can choose between MD5, SHA1, SHA256, and SHA512. With SHA1 HMAC you can safely authenticate with various web services. Take a look on the oAuth example for posting on Twitter from FileMaker.
With the runTask functions, you can launch programs and pass parameters. You can see if the program is still running and quit it if needed. In Windows, you can also print a document this way or open a folder in Explorer.
For the other plugin parts we have a lot of little improvements. Especially for scanning via Twain, generating PDFs with DynaPDF and the IKSlideShow functions.
For more details, please check the release notes. Take the time to check out the plugin and try the more than 190 example projects. Maybe you get some ideas on how to use the plugin in your solutions.