How to fix BookingPOINT Access Denied message on MacOS

If you are experiencing an Access Denied message within BookingPOINT on MacOS when logging on as an Operator, then here are a few tips how to fix the issue. Step 1. Remove automatic login If you are getting the Access Denied message without being prompted to enter a username and password then you may have saved your password to the MacOS Keychain. This allows you to automatically log in to BookingPOINT without being prompted for a password. At some point during the login dialog box, you may have selected the checkbox 'Save password in Keychain Access' as show below: If you deleted the Operator account within BookingPOINT, [...]

By | 2017-03-11T16:21:36+00:00 March 14th, 2017|BookingPOINT|0 Comments

Progress report for BookingPOINT FileMaker 15 Compatibility issue

It's been a while since we last updated everyone about how we're progressing with the BookingPOINT / FileMaker 15 compatibility issue. Back in September, we discovered a serious issue with FileMaker 15 that unfortunately caused compatibility issues in BookingPOINT. To cut a long story short, the calendar did not show booking information correctly. Bookings were shown either randomly at wrong dates / times, or not at all. We've advised customers not to use FileMaker Pro 15 and to stick with FileMaker 12, 13, or 14 for the time being. You can read more about the issue in our Blog post here: BookingPOINT FileMaker 15 incompatibility The [...]

By | 2017-03-11T17:17:02+00:00 March 11th, 2017|BookingPOINT|0 Comments

How to pluralise words within messages in FileMaker

I often see FileMaker developers mishandle pluralisation of words in dialog boxes or error messages. Well the problem isn't limited to just FileMaker developers of course, and you no doubt have come across error messages such as: "You cannot update 1 items." This is lazy programming as it does not handle pluralisation at all. It does not look professional to your users. Please don't be lazy. At the very least, you can pluralise the key word using brackets like this: "You cannot update 1 item(s)." But personally, I don't like doing this as this too, in my opinion is lazy. As you no doubt [...]

By | 2017-03-11T13:44:13+00:00 March 10th, 2017|FileMaker|0 Comments

Free Code-X giveaway for FileMaker Developers

Greetings fellow FileMaker developers ... Yes, you heard correctly, we have teamed up with popular FileMaker developer website FileMaker Today and as a result we are giving away Code-X licenses for free for a very limited time. Code-X normally sells for AU$450, however we're giving it away for free this holiday season. All you need to do is head on over to our Code-X page and fill out the form we have provided. Oh, and if you have a blog or website of your own we would love it if you could link back to our website, or even sharing our website on social media will be [...]

By | 2017-03-11T17:35:50+00:00 December 12th, 2016|FileMaker|0 Comments

CalendarBOX 2.0 released

Hi there, We've just released CalendarBOX version 2.0. CalendarBOX is a FileMaker Developer Tool that lets developers add a date picker to their solutions. You can add a single date picker or a date range date picker. Whats new in this version? New modern and clean interface. Simplified the installation process - now you simply copy the file over to your solution folder - that's it. Simplified the scripting process - not its much easier to connect to your solution. Fixed up some issues where 'Close' and 'Today' buttons did not close the date picker. Rewrote a bunch of code to [...]

By | 2017-03-11T13:49:33+00:00 November 18th, 2016|FileMaker|0 Comments

BookingPOINT FileMaker 15 incompatibility

Hello BookingPOINT users, We recently discovered that BookingPOINT currently does not work properly with FileMaker 15 due to changes to FileMaker. More specifically, the visual booking calendar does not show bookings correctly. The cells may show the wrong colour giving the impression that a booked item is available and an available item is booked (until you scroll away and back again). We are working very hard on a solution and have made good progress but we still have some work to do. We don't know if this is caused by a FileMaker bug or if this is a permanent change to [...]

By | 2016-12-08T17:12:13+00:00 September 28th, 2016|BookingPOINT|0 Comments

BookingPOINT 5.3.9 Released

Hello there, We've released a new update for BookingPOINT, version 5.3.9. This update fixes a few minor issues that our wonderful users have reported to us. Here's what's changed in this update: Fix: Borrower Import was failing to import phone, email, mobile and notes correctly. Fix: Borrower Privileges Import would sometimes keep old data as well as the newly imported data. Fix: Week View Bookings screen would sometimes flash pink when accessing the screen. Change: Improved import so it no longer displays unnecessary 'Import Options' dialog. Change: The Borrower Details section (previously called Contact Details) now stretches when the window [...]

By | 2016-12-08T17:12:13+00:00 September 28th, 2016|BookingPOINT|0 Comments

Random-Apps now live on the App Store

Hello everyone, Good news! Our app Random-Apps got approved by Apple and is finally live on the App Store. Furthermore it is now available for download. Yay!! Random-Apps is a new app that lets you discover other cool iPhone apps that you may never have normally seen. Apple does a great job of showcasing a select few noteworthy apps. However, its usually the developers with the deepest pockets and the biggest marketing budgets that get the most attention. Generally, the bigger your marketing budget, the better your app will do. However there are tones of other cool apps that are [...]

By | 2017-02-27T09:40:51+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Hi-Voltage|0 Comments

BookingPOINT 5.3.8 released

We've just released a new update for BookingPOINT, version 5.3.8. This is a small update and fixes a few minor issues that users have reported to us. Here's whats changed in this update: Fix: Booking resources for Borrowers that had the 'Ignore Term Breaks' privilege option was setting a return date that spanned the whole term break. Change: Due to limitations of FileMaker, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, we are forced to revert a feature we recently added back to the way it originally worked. The Terms and Conditions will no longer show any formatted text. Due to a FileMaker [...]

By | 2016-12-08T17:12:13+00:00 July 7th, 2016|BookingPOINT|0 Comments

FileMaker 15 is out

As some of you may already know FileMaker 15 was recently released, so we figured we would write about its cool new features. FileMaker seem to be focusing a lot on Mobile and Web these days which is great to see as this is definitely where the industry is going. Here's a quick rundown of some of the new features in FileMaker 15. Mobility App Extensions FileMaker Go now supports App Extensions. In other words you can pass content to other iOS apps such as editing an image, sharing files with cloud storage such as iCloud and Drop Box. 3D [...]

By | 2017-03-11T13:48:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|FileMaker|0 Comments