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Andrew Smith
Object Marketing
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Best New FileMaker Pro 7 Solutions From Developer Conference Showcased at

…UK developer wins Outstanding Contribution
to FileMaker Awareness in Europe award…

SANTA CLARA, CA – September 8, 2004 – As FileMaker’s most successful developer conference concluded last week, a record-setting audience of more than 1,400 developers cheered the finalists of the FileMaker Pro 7 Developer Solution Contest. The last round of the worldwide talent competition came down to seven developers on stage, performing their "best of breed" FileMaker Pro 7 solutions in front of a panel of fellow developers. UK developer Mike Smith of MaJic Solutions Limited picked up the award for Outstanding Contribution to FileMaker Awareness in Europe. Solutions developed by the grand prize winner and other finalists are now featured at a special website, along with third-party FileMaker products that participated in the conference’s Product Showcase:

Built using new advances in security, multiple views of data, relational graphing and more within FileMaker Pro 7, the seven competing solutions demonstrated both the versatility and the business-critical role that database solutions play in organizations.

“The variety and quality of the solutions show that FileMaker Pro is a strategic technology for organizations that want to work smarter and more productively,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker. “All the developers who entered this talent search are to be congratulated for their ingenuity and creativity.”

Winners in the FileMaker Pro 7 Solutions Competition

The Grand Prize winner of the first FileMaker Developer Solution Contest was Bob Shockey, The Alchemy Group ( The winning solution was a patient management system for radiation oncology practices. Shockey received approximately $12,000 in computer equipment and software.

Other finalists in this year’s competition included:

Richard Carlton, of Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc. (, who demonstrated Estimating Pro 7, an estimating assistance solution for construction and underground utility businesses;
Brian Dunning, of (, who demonstrated ChartMaker Pro 7, which generates a wide variety of charts directly from FileMaker without the use of plug-ins;
Dawn Heady, of Bellwether, Inc., who demonstrated Interface-RAD, a utility template for developers to streamline database creation;
Cris Ippolite, of iSolutions, Inc. (, who demonstrated a seating solution for handling the seating of celebrity audiences attending a motion picture industry event;
Joseph Patterson, of Eclectus, Inc. (, who demonstrated Fund Control, a solution that regulates cash disbursement to prevent overpayment for use by banks, credit unions and construction lending groups;
Longin Ziegler, ismile Group (, who demonstrated ismile 7, a business management solution for medium-sized companies that do not want to deploy on complex and more costly ERP platforms.

The seven finalists were originally selected on the basis of originality; best FileMaker Pro 7-based tricks; best use of FileMaker Pro 7 technology; and best user interface.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).



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