October 10, 2020
After the successful development and integration of our management system I had to move forward, and the next step was to learn a real coding! Fortunately it was end of the year with two major upcoming holidays - New Year and Chinese New Year, which meant I had a good opportunity to explore something new. As you remember from my previous post we have chosen FileMaker to build the system, so although it provides many client side applications, they were usually tend to be used internally therefore we were to develop something for our customers.
Before we go further, you should understand that despite the experience gained during the development, FileMaker hid all the complexity of communication between a client and server. In other words you just have to enter the IP address or domain of your server and you are in. I struggled a few days thinking of best approach to create an easy solution for our customers in short period. Somehow I decided to create an iOS app first. After 10 minutes of search iOS Development course from Mark Price was chosen and just at that time Udemy offered a decent discount all over the platform. By the way, it was the year when Apple has introduced their Swift programming language. So I started to watch that course simultaneously “mimicking” author’s code and working on my application.
Our iOS application was updated and maintained for merely 2 years, after which I have designed and created a successor, more functional and generally better solution – a web application based on VueJS and Golang, but I will talk about it next time.