1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 11, 2013 2:09 PM by TSGal

    Test on Device for Google Maps or Apple Maps



      Test on Device for Google Maps or Apple Maps


           I have a solution that works really well to open a google map on an iOS device (using the native app) and plot directions from the current GPS location to a specified address in Filemaker.

           It got me thinking after reading this article: http://bgr.com/2013/11/11/apple-maps-ios-market-share/ That perhaps it would be wise to test to see if there is, in fact, google maps on the device, and if not, default to Apple Maps. 

           Is there a way to test for the presence of an app using Filemaker GO? anyone have any thoughts on a workaround for the problem?


        • 1. Re: Test on Device for Google Maps or Apple Maps


               Thank you for your post.

               At this time, FileMaker Go cannot detect if an application exists on an iOS device.  I recommend that you enter this as a product suggestion into our Feature Requests web form at:


               The entries into this web form populate a database hosted by our Development and Product Management teams, where each entry is discussed and considered for a future release.  Although I could copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are a couple of questions asked that only you can answer.

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