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13. März 2008
Since Leopard working with somebody on his/her Mac is easy, where ever you are. I love screen-sharing via iChat.
iPhone and 4D
The iPhone-SDK is out. Even every-day-media informs us about the SDK. Computer and Internet in your pocket is no fata-morgana any more. Even non-geeks are impressed.
My customers like to have a true 4D-Client for the iPhone. Brendan Coveney wrote march 12 2008:
You are correct, that the first release for the iphone was based on business dashboards. Reports that give executives a quick overview of their business. These have been very successful and allow both iPhone and iPod touch users keep up to date with what is happening in their businesses even while on the road.
Until there is a true 4D-Client for the iPhone, the Addressbook might be an instant solution for data capture and update, and doesn't need a 4D-webserver. The catch is to enhance the addressbook-fields using labels of your own.
Adding labels to the default address-card is shown in the picture at the right (the picture zooms). This might be a politicians OSX-Addressbook with enhancements: whom to call first, who drives the car, who does the office and whom else. This is easily done, adding custom labels to the fields.
Synchronisation - vCard - Import/Export
Getting it to work means to use vCard as an intermittent format. vCard is tagged-text using a variable item-count. Since version 3.0 the pictures are transferred into vCard-format, too - if you checked that option in the preferences.
Here is the workflow that works: the iPhone synchronises with the Addressbook. From the Addressbook you Drag&Drop one or many addresses to the desktop which creates a vCard-file. Then 4D imports the vCard-document, interprets the contents, creates new records or updates existing ones. 4D can recreate a picture from the vCard.
This method is simple, effectiv, available today and customers are quite happy.
This is the idea. 4D has everything you need to build and establish that workflow - no plugin needed. It'll take some time to get it running. But why invent the wheel again?
Buy yourself a wheel
You want to have the source-code? No problem! Send a descend amount of $ or € to my PayPal-account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Finding out how much?
Requirements: 4D 2004 and MacOSX.5 aka Leopard