By Jonathan Ackerman
I am developing an app where users may login with Android or IOS via Webdirect.
On IOS (safari) via Webdirect-- everything is fine.
With Android(chrome)-- anytime the script refreshes the screen or switches panels-- all uncommitted data is lost.
any ideas or workarounds?--
my script checks validation and i really need to refresh to trigger conditional formatting
also hoping to have a multi-panel entry so the user does not have to scroll to the bottom (layout has about 100 fields)
I have a FMS 15.03 running on Sierra. I recently upgraded the OS from 10.12 to 10.12.2. As soon as I did this Webdirect stopped functioning. The webdirect URL gives a "404 not found" error message. I have tried downgrading the system from Time Machine backups to 10.12.1 but to no avail. I have checked all the troubleshooting items that can be found here. There is nothing I can find that would impede webdirect's functionality. Would anyone have any idea what might be amiss? Or any ideas for getting Webdirect back up and running?
By Jesper Søholm Biberkopf
First a disclaimer. I'm well aware that WebDirect (FM13) is not build or supported for iOS or Android tablets. I've read the specifications. And yes, things should probably be done in PHP instead. Which is no doubt, what will happen eventually. But for a number of reasons, I'm involved in a couple of projects, where we have decided to examine the borders of WebDirects compatibilty first.
So I would like to hear any concrete findings from other crazy persons who have been experimenting on the wild side with WebDirect. What kind of functions and design methods work for you. What should we avoid in striving for a solution to best survive in e.g. Chrome on an Android tablet? Any experiences with Raspberry?
Why is this interesting? Well, unless you publish your WebDirect solution on an intranet or another very controlled environment, there will always be users who will try to use whatever browser is at hand. So we might as well prepare and try to recognize and understand the things that can and will go wrong in those situations. Maybe we might even collect some useful feedback for the good developers at FMI. ;-)
Dropdowns in IWP using a mobile device worked fine, but with FM13, IWP is gone.
FM says that "FileMaker WebDirect is not currently designed for use on a mobile device."
Well, that's a little inconvenient for those of us who own a device which does not support FM Go.
I have a system which tracks golf handicaps for my golfing group. The guys enter their scores after playing a round, usually using their phone. Now it doesn't work anymore.
I have tried Firefox, Chrome and Dolphin browsers. I tried using popup menu and drop-down list. None work properly on a mobile, all work fine using a desktop browser.
Anybody gotten this to work ?