I am looking into options to convert a FMGO file into an iOS SDK app. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you don't want to learn how to create an iosSDKApp you can check out Xgode
Create Xcode Project based on FileMaker iOS App SDK, using free XprojectFM app.
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1. You will probably want to start here, although the instructions are pretty dense: iOS App SDK 17 Guide
2. Check out these simplified instructions by Geist Interactive: IOS Application SDK For FileMaker - FAQS - Geist Interactive
3. There is a tool created by Alexey Dubov that will automate the iOS SDK wrapping process:
4. You will learn that you are wrapping the FM Go file with the iOS SDK to create a "native iOS app".
If you are seriously interested in wrapping your FileMaker file with the iOS SDK and are struggling with the instructions, please feel free to send me a message. I would be happy to guide you through this process!
have you heard of a tool called "Boundler"?
Even though most of your app interface will be designed and built using FileMaker (rather than UIKit), it's worth being aware of Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. Lots of good advice and design precedent there.
Human Interface Guidelines - Design - Apple Developer
A great guide to study whether you are creating an "app" or not.
Thanks to schamblee, for recommending Xgode.
If you want to give it a try, you can do for free.
In the case of any difficulties, feel free to contact me.
Thanks for sharing this, xgode has caught my attention. This may be exactly what I have been looking for.
Have you or anyone else used xgode?
If so, how was the experience.
Also, what kind of $ expectations are we looking at?
I see that there is a reference to a web page to sell product with, so that makes me wonder if this isn't the FMapp store that has been in discussions as a needed or wish from FM to resolve Runtime issues.
I will email them but this is Sunday and I thought I might get a quick idea of what to expect.
Well slow I am, I see that you are affiliated with xgode.
Could you shed some light on the experience and price?
xgode is not owned by Apple. It is owned by 24u which is a FileMaker Business Alliance member.
xgode will create an app from your database that you can upload to the app store. You are not required to use xgode,
it's an option to make it easier for you.
No I have not used xgode. I created my own using the iosSDKApp. xgode was not around when I built my first iosSDKapp. If you are building several apps then it may be better for you to learn the iosSDKApp. xgode is just one options and it's free to try.
All the answers to your question are on u24 website Xgode
xgode is free to try. Their phone number is listed on their website.
Click the "Buy a License" at the bottom of the website to see all prices. Highest price I seen was for a annual license for $199.00, but there are other options.
We have released it just recently, so people are just building their experience with it.
But we are heavily using it internally in 24U - read more about it in my recent article: Life before and after Xgode
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