WidgetStudio, the best tool out there to create and customize and deploy FileMaker web viewer widgets, is only a few months old. Yet its creator, Carson Lind of Eagle Optimizations, has added many new features to the dev tool. His goal was to make it easier to create and customize widgets. And he did so with the three big new features: Using an External Editor, Offline Compiler, and Easy Access to Variables.
Using an External Editor
Compile for offline use
WidgetStudio 2.0 now can compile for offline use. This means that any online resources such as JQuery or BootStrap that are available online will ‘sucked’ into the Widget at compile-time. WidgetStudio is clever in that it brings these online resources into a FileMaker table. And the widget then has all the libraries it requires without the need for being online.
Access to Variables
In WidgetStudio 2.0, widget creators can now access the variable settings much easier. While working in an external editor, the creator places variables to represent the customizable items. She needs to add additional settings to each variable to make it easy for a user to understand the value. WidgetStudio presents those settings with fewer clicks.
WidgetStudio truly gives us easier access to innovative web viewer widgets that enhance our user’s work and experience. And developers of widgets now have more tools to create and organize web viewer widgets. Check out the new features and download the demo. If you’ve already purchased WidgetStudio, you can get the update through your account here at www.geistinteractive.com or through the tool itself.