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FMWebschool has just released a new plug-in named Grab-it. Grab-it works with FileMaker Client, Server Advanced, IWP and Custom Web Publishing.

We have also created several free modules for the FileMaker community as you can see in these movies.

Watch the sample movies:

http://www.fmwebschool.com/movies/grabit/grabit.html

http://www.fmwebschool.com/movies/custom/custom.html

If you have any ideas as to other sample modules we could create. Please email us and let us know. We are currently creating Google Maps, Package Tracking and MapQuest. If you have any other ideas, please let us know.

http://www.fmwebschool.com/grabit.php

In Kindness

Stephen K Knight

http://www.fmwebschool.com

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Hi Genx,

I guess this is a good time to elaborate on the objectives of Grab-It. The philosophy behind Grab-It is an immediate as well as simple integration with custom web publishing and instant web publishing. Therefore everything about this plug-in was designed to work flawlessly in a server environment, performing only a single task of grabbing any file on command. Grab-It is also designed with simplicity in mind, it strives to be a plug-in that can be implemented with a simple calculation, turning web integration into a daily routine for developers instead of a lengthy chore.

While the current feature set of Grab-It is very similar to the Troi plug-in, the official web support of the plug-in sets it apart. Currently multiple improvements are in the pipeline to evolve Grab-It into an even more efficient web uploading solution which requires no special skills or additional knowledge to implement.

FMWebSchool is dedicated to providing web integration solutions to the FileMaker market, and naturally this plug-in attempts to accomplish just that. We hope that Grab-It will meet the precise needs of many developers who are in need of data uploading capabilities within their Custom Web Publishing and Instant Web Publishing solutions. Consequently Grab-It officially supports the web technologies of FileMaker and attempts to streamline the process of server to container field data transfer.

Additionally Grab-It provides at no extra cost two dynamic graphical modules which allow live data to be presented graphically to your users. Currently the supported modules are a weather display and a stock summary box. The dynamic graphical modules are a new service that FMWebSchool is offering to any developers wishing to integrate multiple data sources in an attractively formatted, yet very informative widget.

Best Regards,

FMWebSchool

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Out of all that, i think your main point was the fact that it integrates directly with cwp and though i watched the video yesterday i admit that this didn't imediatley strike me.

Cheers,

~Genx

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Hmmm, I published a movie that obviously uses custom web publishing.

http://www.fmwebschool.com/movies/custom/custom.html

As well as uploaded a sample page at:

http://www.fmwebschool.com/mpetrov/file_manager.php

Please offer suggestions as to how to make this clearer :)

In Kindness

Stephen K Knight

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I know, and like i said, the fact still didn't dawn on me for a while. It looks like a useful tool and though i understand that seeing as it's a sample your obliged to use iwp on the same computer as your making the video i never really trust that.

To be perfectly honest, i'm just having a whinge because i'm a little annoyed cause i bought the troi plugin :). As you seem to be good at developing iwp compatible plug-ins, you might consider building an smtp and custom dialog plug-in that are both compatible also :P?

Anyway, in conclusion it looks useful and when i need it i'll know where to find it.

~Genx

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I know it's said in a podcast that the engineers at FMInc. at present are struggling with this kind solving web integration issues.

But what I see a challenge in is to sift out usefull information from an arbitrary website using layers of javascript and CSS perhaps even flash and actually interact with it. Getting information into containers can't allow the retrived data, being indexed in any way for searches.

I can see that FMInc needs to be carefull, because IF you then can approach a IWP site from a bound runtime - is it like shooting themselves in the foot, because who would then buy ordinary copies of filemaker?

But one thing that could be solved with this kind of functionality is sending e-mails from a iwp'ed workstation!

--sd

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