There isn't currently a way to handle what you describe: a user has to have FM Go installed on their device before opening a web clip (app icon).
Since web clips or those icons point to a specific file in FM Go, the app is needed to run the file that is attached to that web clip.
And when FM Go is installed, FM Go does have to open first.
I don't think there is a way to hide the 'first run' screens and default installed files in FileMaker Go 14, but if you want to provide a link to download it from the App Store on a web page, then the link would be: http://appstore.com/filemakergo14
This link should work for all international stores that have it...
The way I have presented installation instructions to users on a web page in the past is something like in the attached image, where Step 1 is the App Store link, Step 2 is the link to download the FileMaker file, and Step 3 is the link to download the Profile...
Hope this helps.
Thanks All, and nice example Sky, thats a good way of guiding the user through the stages. Let's hope FMI come out with a way of reducing the number of stages required at some point...
There are ways to manage devices in iOS. Those differ slightly depending on the setup, if these are volume purchased devices or BYOD situation. See this for more:
There are also third party options for managing lots of devices, such as this one:
I know about the deployment options for devices that are managed, what I’m trying to do is provide a smoother experience for customers who have their own devices and will not want to have any kind of device management applied to their devices…
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