GoSign 2.0 – Advanced Signature Capture Control for FileMaker Go

Newbury Park, California – Geist Interactive today is pleased to introduce GoSign 2.0 for iOS, a major update of their FileMaker Go extension that provides Advanced Signature Capture control, far surpassing the capabilities offered by the standard FileMaker Go. GoSign allows Signature capture anywhere in the layout, display of “Terms and Conditions” on the same screen as the Signature, control of the color and thickness of both the pen and base line, and allows scriptable control over the entire signature capture work flow.

GoSign 2.0 is a complete rewrite of GoSign. It is much simpler to use and has several new and important features when used in conjunction with FileMaker Go, the iOS version of FileMaker Pro. Although Signature capture is built into FileMaker Go, it is limited. Without GoSign, database and interface designers are not able to fully control the workflow, nor can they control the look and feel of the Signature pad. For example, there is no way to incorporate “Terms and Conditions” into the same view that contains the Signature Pad – without GoSign’s advanced functionality, the full screen is used completely by the Signature Pad.

GoSign gives FileMaker Go developers more control over how they incorporate Signature Capture into their solutions. They can modify the look of the screen that contains the Signature Pad. They can add “Terms and Conditions.” They can control the color and thickness of the Signature itself. They can control the thickness and color of the Signature base line. They can control whether or not the Signature Base Line is captured. None of this is possible relying solely on the standard, built-in capabilities of the FileMaker Go.

Signatures Captured by GoSign are stored as base64 encoded text. They can be displayed in FileMaker’s embedded WebViewer, printed, emailed, and included in PDFs. Signatures can also be converted into PNGs and stored in FileMaker Container fields.

Integrating GoSign into a layout that is already designed takes about 15 minutes. Full, step-by-step documentation and example videos are available. An example use case would be that of a plumber on-site at a customer’s house. A FileMaker Go application could be made that would allow the plumber to display a work order to the customer on an iPad, and capture their Signature. The signed work order could then be emailed directly to the customer right from the iPad.

 Feature Highlights:

  • Capture Signatures on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Store Signatures in container Fields
  • Store Signatures as base64 encoded strings (print or email without converting to an image)
  • Display “Terms and Conditions” on the same screen as the Signature
  • Control access with scripts
  • Place Signature capture anywhere on layout
  • Control the color and thickness of the Signature base line
  • Display the Signature pad in any FileMaker Layout – it does not take up the entire screen
  • Capture the Signature base line as part of the Signature (optional)
  • Prevent users from using the camera or photo to insert Signatures
  • Control the color and thickness of the Signature pen
  • Control the color and thickness of the Signature base line
  • Example files and tutorials included

GoSign is a powerful extension that gives the FileMaker developer full control over Signature capture in FileMaker Go,” stated Robert Todd of Geist Interactive. “Now, customers and clients can read what they are signing.”

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • FileMaker Pro 10 or 11
  • FileMaker Go 1.2.3 or greater for iOS

Pricing and Availability:

GoSign 2.0 is $79 (USD) for a site license and $199 for a distribution license, and is available for purchase directly from Geist Interactive. A fully functional, free demo version is available for download. Review copies are available upon request.


Company Info:

Based in Newbury Park, California, Geist Interactive is leader in the FileMaker Community, known for creative, outside the box thinking. Geist Interactive’s founder Todd Geist has been developing with FileMaker since the early 90’s. He has presented at several FileMaker Developer’s conferences and at Macworlds. He has authored various white papers and technical briefs on FileMaker Pro. Geist Interactive believes in strong community involvement and investment. We are the founding corporate sponsor of One Spark Academy, an alternative education Un School based in Thousand Oaks, California. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Geist Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Todd Geist

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