you need to use open url, not dial phone, on iOS.
the url should be formatted like this:
The Dial Phone script is still working well on my old 3Gs on iOS 6 with FileMaker Go 13 (from FMPA 13.0v1 on OS X 10.9.2). But the phone number must have the hyphens as shown in Mike's post.
The Open URL using a URI scheme is also a lot more flexible, allowing you to launch and send data to many other iOS applications. IE addresses to maps/directions, opening a URL in Chrome vs. the iOS default safari, launch an email message, open a Skype call, etc…
FM Developers have only really scratched the surface of iOS integration with this method.
Of course you do need to worry about getting back into FMGo, but that's also been improving with each version as well.
IMHO, if you're developing an FMGo solution, you should learn this technique.
I could'nt agree with you more, Mike. I'm already doing much of what you mention.
But when it comes to dialling a phone number, Dial Phone is much easier.
yes, to both of you. The URL is great, but we need to be able to integrate more closely with FMGo. If you use the Dial Phone does it leave FM and ask for re-authorization (login) upon return? It would be great to pop-up a dialer that does its thing and then closes when the call ends, leaving on the record (presumably) that you used to make the call.
While we are at it, Speak is a script step that only works on MacOS. I'd love to see that one also integrated with FMGo. I have several "apps" that I created for my grandson for spelling, math, etc. The speaking part is wonderful, as he needs the see, hear & write methods to help remember. But it only runs on my laptop FMP. It would be so great to put these on his iPad or iPod!!
I mention it in this thread, as I wonder if Speak would be one of those great things to add after you dial the phone and get a response! You know call center stuff like "would you mind listening to this short informational paragraph..." after making contact and getting questions or selling products. Sure beats creating a voice memo for container fields (which also works but often requires redos better served with speaking text in a field). But you'd need to be ON the phone and in FMP, too. Ok, maybe this isn't for iPhone, or is it?
Beverly Voth wrote:
…It would be great to pop-up a dialer that does its thing and then closes when the call ends, leaving on the record (presumably) that you used to make the call.
Yes, that is exactly what Dial Phone does (at least on iOS 6).
I'd like to hear from iOS 7 and FMGo 13 testers/users, please, too.
Thanks this seemed to work with the Dial Phone script - it needs all hyphens.