It may be worth taking a look into purchasing FileMaker Server. It comes with a iPhone template for Custom Web Publishing.
You could export the data from your devices nightly but I would find that tedious especially if there are a bunch of them.
I've also seen mention of a product called FMTouch that may be worth a look.
Thanks for your replies, I need to keep costs down in this recession, the server will most Likely be the best way to go as I could then just use web based access on all sorts of devices, but this is quite a lot of money and still need the hand sets as well.
at the moment there is only 2 users but I am looking at a flexible approach to data logging, I have 4 PC's that could access via desk share or over the network but I was hoping to use something hand held that can be eaily carried with the job in progress.
I have just come across FM touch which looks good, But I don't know if the I-phones will last long in a hard working workshop.
I need to think carefully about this. Any input will be appreciated
I want to play with data collection in the workshop and then upload to FM pro10, once I have established the practicalities of this I will invest in the right software and equipment.
So I have been thinking of simple ways to do this and I think I have 2 options, either a simple text file or a spreadsheet file. Both of these will be easy to use for trials on a variety of portable devices and I have the hardware to do this already for trials.
Is there a good way to then bring this data in to the required record? I am going to play with importing the data first into a form. Is it possible to inport
one records worth of data?
each set of data will have a unique number and several lines of text / numbers, the intention will be to have a form set up with the same field names and import straight into the form from the file.
Once I have proved this to work well and easy in the workplace I will then look at the right software and hardware to do this properly and easily.
Any input will be appreciated.
the data import from a spread sheet works well so I will play with this first.