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[ANN] Scodigo Releases Public Beta of SmartPill PHP Edition Plug-in

Kalamazoo, MI, August 11, 2006

Introducing the first email sending, ftp'ing, file writing, encrypting, URL

getting, web service talking, XML, XSL, XPath, image making, EXIF reading,

LDAP calling, socket speaking, regular expressing, object oriented plug-in

for FileMaker!

Scodigo, Inc. is proud to announce the public beta release of SmartPill, PHP

Edition, now available for download @ http://www.scodigo.com. Versions are

available for both Mac (including Intel) and Windows.

Description

SmartPill, PHP Edition, does one simple thing, it allows you to run PHP code

and return the results back to FileMaker. Putting the power of PHP inside

FileMaker opens a whole new world of possibilities. Visit PHP's website to

view a complete list of functions*:(

http://www.php.net/manual/en/funcref.php.

*Please note that the plug-in doesn't support ALL of PHP's functions. We've

complied in the many of the most useful functions and we'll take requests if

there's something you need.

What People Are Saying

"More than just a FileMaker plug-in, a paradigm shift that will empower

developers for years to come." - Lance Hallberg

"Ever since I started using PHP five years ago, I've often wished that I had

access to the power and flexibility of PHP within FileMaker. For me,

SmartPill is a dream come true." - Chris Hansen

"Dude! I just played with it. That is so FREEKing sweet! Can I show this in

my Devcon session?" - Jeremiah Small

"All I can say is WOW! This is VERY cool." - Matt Petrowsky

"I have to say -- this is FRIGGIN sweet!" - Andy Gaunt

Don't know PHP?

No problem. Our example file will help you get started and we're currently

working on a set of FileMaker custom functions to make things even easier.

There's also a wealth of PHP examples and open source projects available to

help you find just the right solution. Join our mailing list and we'll let

you know when new examples are available.

Possibilities

- Send and receive email

- Send and receive files using FTP

- Get URLs (with SSL support)

- Read and write to Active or Open Directory with LDAP functions

- Communicate with web services

- Encrypt and decrypt your data

- Execute shell commands and return the results

- XML, XSL and XPath functions

- Read and write to files on disk

- Connect to MySQL databases

- Utilize the power of regular expressions

- Access an extensive set of string functions

- Read and write compressed files

- Create and manipulate images

- Read EXIF data from image files

Check out the example file to see working demos!

Public Beta

Keep in mind that this is a beta release and should not be used in

production. A beta license is included in the download that will allow you

to use the beta version through the end of the year.

FAQ

Q. Do I need to have PHP installed?

A. No, everything you need is in the plug-in.

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Q. Why did you create separate PPC and Intel versions for the Mac?

A. Creating a Universal Binary version significantly increases plug-in size

because PHP has to be complied for both platforms. We may release a

Universal Binary if there is demand for it.

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Q. Will you support future versions of PHP?

A. Yes, we plan to offer updated versions of the plug-in as new stable

releases of PHP become available. These updates will be available free of

charge.

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Q. Do you take requests?

A. Yes, if you find a PHP function that isn't supported in the plug-in, let

us know and we'll see what we can do.

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Q. When will the commercial release be available?

A. We want to make sure the plug-in is battle tested before commercial

release. We're shooting for late fall but the beta license is good through

the end of the year.

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Q. Is pricing available?

A. Not yet.

Contact

Micah Woods

Scodigo, Inc.

2602 Carlyle Dr.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Phone: (269) 349-1175

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.scodigo.com

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