not sure what to do via bluetooth.
If you have a controller app that takes parameters as you outlined, then you might be able to use a Send Event or applescript to execute that program with specified parameters.
Does your LED source come with some sort of SDK or API to use to control it?
You might be able to write a java routine and execute it via the scriptmaster plugin for filemaker.
Same thing for python with BBox.
More details are needed about what sort of input your LED lights are expecting before further recommendations could be made.
Thanks Mike. I will be talking with the hardware engineer to understand the API and will post more info.
FileMaker is really bad about dealing with input and output to hardware, especially native hardware in iOS. Most people have controller/listener apps.
Probably because filemaker is a RDBMS, and not a hardware controller?
I wouldn't say it's bad about input from iOS, the latest container options offer fantastic integration to iOS hardware.
Containers have gotten better in iOS. Metadata is nice, but still no direct data from iOS itself.
A huge issue for many solutions is no access to the square image option in iOS. We live in a world of square images these days. Random cropping and resizing creates so many usability issues when a user needs to use the camera to put an image in a square container. I was really disappointed to not see this in FM14.
FMGo should be able to at least take inputs from the headphone jack and lightning port. This would allow direct input to fields from measuring instruments designed for iOS. Setting up TouchID for file access and other verification should also be available. No control, just input. I can understand the lack of output.
you could probably use an intermediate like National Instruments Lab View.
i've used FM as a data repository for electronic device state recording with this setup.