Can an Apple TV run the FilemakerGO app?
A GREAT feature request.
But no, FileMaker Go cannot run on an Apple TV.
The closest you'd be able to come to that - and it is not at all what you are looking for - would be to use AirPlay to project FileMaker Pro on your AppleTV.
Thanks for the quick response. Maybe the next generation of Apple TV will do it.
I kind of wonder if this:
would let you access WebDirect. Not a lot of hope given the small cluster of supported browsers in WD at the moment, but something to test/try if you have time.
As for a native FM version for AppleTV, It's probably more of an OS and demand thing vs. a possibility thing.
We'd like to hang up about a dozen TV's around our shop floor showing job statuses in the different departments. Since they will only be displaying data and will not require any user interaction we were hoping to avoid having to buy a computer to run each TV. We looked at Apple TV and Chrome Cast, but I think we are going to get some used iPod Touches to run FMGo and display them them thru the TVs. It would have been a lot more elegant to run it natively on an Apple TV.
I can see your point, but you have to realize that the AppleTV has no native App Store (Apple decides what goes on it), and the bigger issue is that there is no interface, other than the remote, or remote app that only allows movement through a pre-defined menu map. You can hook a keyboard up, but that only comes into play once you reach a text entry field through the menu navigation.
For your use, yes, you could have it open to the required status page… but that's a pretty specialized use case. If there was a FMGo for AppleTV, you would open a whole ball of worms for how you interact with it.
Do you have any Macs there running Maverics? You could set one of them up to AirPlay screen share to the AppleTVs, as a 2nd monitor. Then just open additional windows and put each window on the appropriate AppleTV "screen" - so you would only need 1 computer and 1 copy of FMP that should be able to drive a few AppleTVs. They just need to be on the same network.
Just a thought.
I have a similar use case where we just want to display business metrics in “real time”. I am going to be experiment with using the new
WebDirect feature and some RaspberryPis.
If you aren’t familiar with the RaspeberryPi it is a small computer based on the ARM 3 chip (same as the iPhone 3). It was originally designed as a very cost effective way to teach kids programming. The card itself is $35, you need a power source and probably a case so call it $50 all in. It runs a number of flavors of linux and has USB (can get a wifi dongle), ethernet, HDMI, audio…. I think that these things are brilliant. I have one set up for my kids to learn programming on and another that runs a media center (XBMC).
Nobody has mentioned it as a solution, but a quick and dirty CWP application would suffice for most of your needs. There's already a lot of PHP packages designed to display data in a "info kiosk" type method. You'd just have to create quick CWP classes to feed your data in at regularly scheduled intervals.
If you aren’t familiar with the RaspeberryPi
+1, I've been playing with Raspberry PI all through the Xmas holiday break.
I would like to see this be possible. Has a lot of uses.
Work load real time to an entire workroom on one screen. Jobs pending, in process, and completed in one place.
I'm curious, Wim, what you're doing with the Raspberry?
Time lapse photography and I've also used it a s surveillance camera with motion detection.