Steve Kemp wrote:
There's a nice solution called 'Billing' that appears on the FileMaker Inc website - here's a screenshot of it:
Does anyone know where I can download a copy of this? It isn't one of the v14 starter solutions as far as I can tell.
These are not Starter Solutions. If they are the same as years past, they are more "icing" than "cake" - meaning they are just nice looking UIs but there is no schema per se to back them up.
While we have had requests for these and the ones that we had on the website for v13, we have not made them available to the public as far as I know.
If you create a new database from the Starter Solution, "Invoices", that looks like the closest one. It's a different theme, but it has that same Dashboard look and layout on the landing page.
If they are based on developer solutions, a link to their listing would be convenient!
or perhaps a disclaimer: this cake is cardboard, but isn't the icing pretty?!
On Aug 6, 2015, at 11:30 AM, steveromig <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
These are not Starter Solutions. If they are the same as years past, they are more "icing" than "cake" - meaning they are just nice looking UIs but there is no schema per se to back them up
I was interested in it from the UI standpoint, not the actual underlying solution. If it's possible to get a copy of this that would be great.
without the structure, there is just little interface... Does that mean, that the examples are just graphics? (copied jpegs, etc. into the layout?)
I have to admit that I think, that this is kind of "dangerous" marketing in my eyes.
People see these very promising, good looking, modern screenshots and expect to get these/the underlying FileMaker solutions by buying FileMaker. Although it is possible to build these, you actually get nothing close. None - as far as I know - of the starter solutions looks like the advertised screens (compare clients/contacts).
This is what you see:
This is what you get:
Not too bad either, but less fluffy, less modern, less flat design. It´s just not the same. (Not talking about the woman ).
And worse - although the screenshots suggest that you get an update for the starter solutions with v14, you don´t. Personally it took me an hour or so to grab that, after I opened/created all existing starter solutions when 14 came out.
This could be seen as "misleading" as long as these screenshots are not commented as "possible work" or "examples".
You have the same with cars where you often see tyres, colors and so on that are not standard. But then you find something like
* photos show extra equipment
I totally agree with Martin this time.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to update the starter solutions with this GUI.
Yes but once you step in a little bit it's another story.
I had a customer who tried to run s simple solution with this invoices file and it was so poorly constructed that we had to rewrite the whole thing from scratch.