It is not entirely clear from your description or from the website exactly what the product is. I understand that you are exposing FM data as a RESTful API, but where does the mobile app come into play? Are you building mobile apps that encapsulate a mobile website that uses that REST API? Can a
As to connections:
- there is FileMaker Devcon coming up, which would have been the best play to showcase your product (www.filemaker.com/devcon)
- there are similar smaller developer conferences throughout Europe (a lot of them in October): Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, France,...
- perhaps you can organize a webinar and announce it here and on FMforums.com
- do reach out the FMI representative for your area. Not sure who that is but you should be able to find that info on the FMI website
As far as connecting with other FM developers, this is the official FM run one. There are others like www.FMForums.com that are good too. I think you noted there is no users group there... then again, you could try to start one. And if you have the budget for it, the best place to go is the annual Developers Conference which is in 2 weeks in Las Vegas with about 1500 FileMaker Developer types. I'm sure you are aware of the FileMaker "Parnters" (aka consultants) at FileMaker Consultants, Data Consultants, Database Consultants However, none of them are in Israel I see, which surprises me. But for RESTful API work, 360Works.com has done a lot of work with it. Todd Geist and some others too.
Thanks for the detailed reply - we will check all the options, and may set a webinar to present KMIT and get input. As said, we are now beta testing some first mobile apps with our backends, so might use one of those to demonstrate.
Regarding the product, sorry for being unclear. I'm aware to the (great) RESTfm project, granting REST access to FM files. KMIT generated backends are more complex, though: a set of GET and PUT services, mostly custom-made per app, including all needed for a mobile app or a db driven website - from "user login", to "get vegan restaurants by distance from user". From the FM developer's perspective the development is typically very quick: as most mobile apps are actually quite simple technologically (: Once services are set, KMIT automatically upload the PHP files to create the custom made REST API, and updates the documentation (WebDirect) site. We hope to turn KMIT soon into a commercial version that will 3rd party developers to use KMIT, and for now using it ourselves to develop apps & stand alone backends for startup clients here.
Anyhow, from the app developers point of view, there is no FM at all: they see merely a standard REST API, and for all they know it could have been PHP of Node.js (: only FM dev cycle is much faster than those, of course...
Thanks (: Unfortunately we can not attend the conference this year, but hope to come next year...