Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel 
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 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel
Can someone point me in the right direction to making my Filemaker apps not
appear to be Filemaker apps. For example suppress the FM logo at start up,
get rid of the Filemaker name in the main window, etc...

I want my potential clients to view the app as their solution produced by
me, not by Filemaker and don't want them mucking around inside the app
either. Is this possible?

tia
Steve Pugh
G. Steven Associates



Sat, 12 Mar 2005 18:54:06 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Buy and use FileMaker Developer!

/Steve

Quote:

> Can someone point me in the right direction to making my Filemaker apps not
> appear to be Filemaker apps. For example suppress the FM logo at start up,
> get rid of the Filemaker name in the main window, etc...

> I want my potential clients to view the app as their solution produced by
> me, not by Filemaker and don't want them mucking around inside the app
> either. Is this possible?

> tia
> Steve Pugh
> G. Steven Associates



Sat, 12 Mar 2005 19:42:27 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel
Developer does not supress the splash screen. The only way around it that
I'm aware of currently is to hack and the would be against the license
agreement.

Steve,

I don1t think there is a away to totally remove all instances of FileMakers'
name from their product.

As far as the mucking part there is Secure FM and FileMaker Developer.

I personally have no problem with my clients seeing FileMaker in conjunction
with my products. I believe they deserve the recognition. Just my two cents.

--
Michael Stout

http://www.fmpdev.com/

Quote:
> Buy and use FileMaker Developer!

> /Steve


>> Can someone point me in the right direction to making my Filemaker apps not
>> appear to be Filemaker apps. For example suppress the FM logo at start up,
>> get rid of the Filemaker name in the main window, etc...

>> I want my potential clients to view the app as their solution produced by
>> me, not by Filemaker and don't want them mucking around inside the app
>> either. Is this possible?

>> tia
>> Steve Pugh
>> G. Steven Associates



Sat, 12 Mar 2005 22:56:51 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:

> Developer does not supress the splash screen. The only way around it that
> I'm aware of currently is to hack and the would be against the license
> agreement.

> I don1t think there is a away to totally remove all instances of FileMakers'
> name from their product.

> As far as the mucking part there is Secure FM and FileMaker Developer.

> I personally have no problem with my clients seeing FileMaker in conjunction
> with my products. I believe they deserve the recognition. Just my two cents.

You used to be able to disable the splash screen in FileMaker Developer
4.x, but there's now way to do it - partly thanks to ungrateful people
who didn't want FileMaker's logo on their solutions, despite the fact
that FileMaker made it so easy for them to make the solution in the
first place.  :o\

Although I think I always disabled the splash screen in the 4.x days, I
also ALWAYS put a "made with FileMaker Pro" logo on my solution's About
screen and/or front menu screen.

Now, instead of a small logo where you wanted it, we have to put up
with a large-ish window during startup.

Helpful Harry                  
"Just trying to help whenever I can."      :o)



Sun, 13 Mar 2005 04:54:40 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:

> You used to be able to disable the splash screen in FileMaker Developer
> 4.x, but there's now way to do it - partly thanks to ungrateful people
> who didn't want FileMaker's logo on their solutions, despite the fact
> that FileMaker made it so easy for them to make the solution in the
> first place.  :o\

Ungrateful? Hey, man, they put the checkbox in there to be used. My
guess is the (mostly) logical developer team put it in there in v4, then
the marketing weenies smashed it in v5.

I still haven't gotten over the low-class move of taking out that
checkbox, although I don't whine about it a lot...I just don't buy
another developer. Today I whine, since soon I think I shall have to buy
the new one.

PB



Sun, 13 Mar 2005 09:45:22 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel
It's not a matter of being ungrateful, just trying to shield the client from
unnessary information. As far as buying developer, I think not, I'll seek
another language that is closer to being a 'real' database.

Thanks for the input
Steve


Quote:
> Can someone point me in the right direction to making my Filemaker apps
not
> appear to be Filemaker apps. For example suppress the FM logo at start up,
> get rid of the Filemaker name in the main window, etc...

> I want my potential clients to view the app as their solution produced by
> me, not by Filemaker and don't want them mucking around inside the app
> either. Is this possible?

> tia
> Steve Pugh
> G. Steven Associates



Sun, 13 Mar 2005 19:07:55 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel


Quote:
> It's not a matter of being ungrateful, just trying to shield the client from
> unnessary information. As far as buying developer, I think not, I'll seek
> another language that is closer to being a 'real' database.

> Thanks for the input
> Steve

Almost all of the easy to use "progamming" environments ask you to put
a "made with" logo somewhere on the final product as part of the
license agreement (which few people bother to read), but depending on
what you're actually trying to create, NONE of them are as easy to use
and cross-platform, while still being as highly versitile as FileMaker
Pro.

The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

Helpful Harry                  
"Just trying to help whenever I can."      :o)



Mon, 14 Mar 2005 05:02:01 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:

> Almost all of the easy to use "progamming" environments ask you to put
> a "made with" logo somewhere on the final product as part of the
> license agreement (which few people bother to read), but depending on
> what you're actually trying to create, NONE of them are as easy to use
> and cross-platform, while still being as highly versitile as FileMaker
> Pro.

> The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
> real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

I find that to be a completely arbitrary statement.

PB



Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:07:12 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:


> > Almost all of the easy to use "progamming" environments ask you to put
> > a "made with" logo somewhere on the final product as part of the
> > license agreement (which few people bother to read), but depending on
> > what you're actually trying to create, NONE of them are as easy to use
> > and cross-platform, while still being as highly versitile as FileMaker
> > Pro.

> > The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
> > real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

> I find that to be a completely arbitrary statement.

Errr ... what is?!?   ?:o\

Helpful Harry                  
"Just trying to help whenever I can."      :o)



Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:34:54 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel


Quote:


> > It's not a matter of being ungrateful, just trying to shield the client from
> > unnessary information. As far as buying developer, I think not, I'll seek
> > another language that is closer to being a 'real' database.

> > Thanks for the input
> > Steve

> Almost all of the easy to use "progamming" environments ask you to put
> a "made with" logo somewhere on the final product as part of the
> license agreement (which few people bother to read), but depending on
> what you're actually trying to create, NONE of them are as easy to use
> and cross-platform, while still being as highly versitile as FileMaker
> Pro.

> The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
> real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

Revolution lets you build any type of GUI application for Mac, Windows,
and UNIX/Linux, and includes hefty database support and ODBC.

Revolution only requires the string "Made  with Revolution" and a small
logo -- you have total control over the About box and all other aspects
of your application.

With this flexibility comes a trade-off:  developing in FMP is often
faster since its feature set is very focused, while Rev pretty much lets
you build anything you can imagine, database or otherwise.  But its
language is very similar to the friendly HyperTalk, and has an
order-of-magnitude shorter development cycle than C or even Java -- and
runs wicked fast on all platforms.

See <http://www.runrev.com>



Tue, 15 Mar 2005 03:34:14 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel
In article

Quote:

> > Almost all of the easy to use "progamming" environments ask you to put
> > a "made with" logo somewhere on the final product as part of the
> > license agreement (which few people bother to read), but depending on
> > what you're actually trying to create, NONE of them are as easy to use
> > and cross-platform, while still being as highly versitile as FileMaker
> > Pro.

> > The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
> > real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

> Revolution lets you build any type of GUI application for Mac, Windows,
> and UNIX/Linux, and includes hefty database support and ODBC.

> Revolution only requires the string "Made  with Revolution" and a small
> logo -- you have total control over the About box and all other aspects
> of your application.

> With this flexibility comes a trade-off:  developing in FMP is often
> faster since its feature set is very focused, while Rev pretty much lets
> you build anything you can imagine, database or otherwise.  But its
> language is very similar to the friendly HyperTalk, and has an
> order-of-magnitude shorter development cycle than C or even Java -- and
> runs wicked fast on all platforms.

> See <http://www.runrev.com>

I've only had a quick look at Revolution, but it does look pretty good.

But, like ALL easy to use "programming" environments (including
FileMaker Pro) the final runtime application is HUGE - although by
today's monolithic applications that's a relative term.  :o\

The reason for this is that the runtime application usually has to try
and cover ALL the bases, rather than just what your solution actually
needs.

Helpful Harry                  
"Just trying to help whenever I can."      :o)



Tue, 15 Mar 2005 05:13:51 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:

> Errr ... what is?!?   ?:o\

this one:

 >The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
 >real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

There is no natural law that says if a programming/development
environment assists you that a splash screen is mandatory. It's a
marketing decision, nothing more.



Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:55:27 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:


> > Errr ... what is?!?   ?:o\

> this one:

>  >The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
>  >real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

> There is no natural law that says if a programming/development
> environment assists you that a splash screen is mandatory. It's a
> marketing decision, nothing more.

I'm afraid it's not.

MOST (if not all) of the easy to use programming environments actually
state in the license agreement that you have to put their logo on the
final product. Most people don't even bother reading this agreement and
luckily most companies don't bother going to court over it, but it IS a
(semi)legal requirement of using the programming environment.

When using a "real" programming language like C you can do whatever you
like since you're writing all the code - although, if you "borrow" code
from other places, then you should really acknowledge that in the About
window.

Helpful Harry                  
"Just trying to help whenever I can."      :o)



Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:33:50 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:




>>>Errr ... what is?!?   ?:o\

>>this one:

>> >The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
>> >real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

>>There is no natural law that says if a programming/development
>>environment assists you that a splash screen is mandatory. It's a
>>marketing decision, nothing more.

> I'm afraid it's not.

Yes, it is.

Quote:
> MOST (if not all) of the easy to use programming environments actually
> state in the license agreement that you have to put their logo on the
> final product.

And when they do, it is a MARKETING DECISION.

PB



Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:51:08 GMT
 Filemaker Apps - generic look and feel

Quote:




> >> >The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
> >> >real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.

> >>There is no natural law that says if a programming/development
> >>environment assists you that a splash screen is mandatory. It's a
> >>marketing decision, nothing more.

> > I'm afraid it's not.

> Yes, it is.

> > MOST (if not all) of the easy to use programming environments actually
> > state in the license agreement that you have to put their logo on the
> > final product.

> And when they do, it is a MARKETING DECISION.

Believe what you want - the fact remains that the license agreement
says you HAVE to put their logo on your solution and that IS a leagl
requirement.

Helpful Harry                  
"Just trying to help whenever I can."      :o)



Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:24:28 GMT
 
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