Something is Happening here at Geist Interactive

Hello there 🙂   We have some exciting news to share with you. Geist Interactive has merged with the Proof Group to form Proof+Geist (the + is silent). This is an acceleration of our decades-long mission of empowering people to do great things, a mission we have always shared with the people at the Proof Group. Together, as one team, we are very excited about what’s ahead.   Please see the attached press release, and visit us at!

Add-Ons, the Complete (and almost TMI) Guide

The most recent update of Claris FileMaker (19.1.2) includes add-ons. Finally. A calendar, a timer, a kanban board, and much more are part of the actual FileMaker product, built as add-ons. These add-ons are designed to be fully functional with just a little bit of set up. Each add-on contains layouts, scripts, custom functions, buttons, web viewers, and JavaScript code to give a complete package of functionality. There’s so little to do with each add-on; it’ll just work. Like a […]

JavaScript at FileMaker DevCon 2019

FileMaker DevCon 2019 training session on JavaScript will dive deep. If you’re attending or considering the training, read this and get yourself ready.

Geist Interactive At FileMaker DevCon 2019

FileMaker DevCon 2019 is fast approaching. There’s less than three months left, and we at Geist Interactive are busy, getting ready for the conference. Todd Geist and myself–Jeremy Brown–will attend (this will be our 20th and 8th time respectively) and spread the good word about JavaScript and the Workplace Innovation platform. We will be busy during the week, but will always make time for chatting about FileMaker or JavaScript or any other tech topic. Read on to see what we […]

The Context Podcast by Proof+Geist

The Context Podcast : Reinventing the UX/UI Design Process in Modern FileMaker with Mizu

Featuring: Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Ernest Koe, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CEO In this episode, join Martha and Ernest as they discuss the design thinking methodologies that informed Mizu, how it complements the modern FileMaker concept, and how the context of evolving user interface design and engineering principles will continue to shape Mizu’s iterations.  What is Mizu (水)? It’s a material-inspired, lightweight FileMaker theme and helper file for FileMaker developers. Mizu is part of an overall […]

FIleMaker as Part of a Bigger Tech Stack

Recap of Claris Webinar: More than Just FileMaker

In today’s webinar, Claris focused on business leaders. Brad Freitag, Claris CEO, removed his Claris hat and played the role of just a CEO. Collectively, the Claris team focused on decision-makers, the Claris Community, and changes in the Claris platform. Thinking like an executive Brad Freitag talked about running a business in an agile framework, driven by priorities and a quarter-by-quarter horizon, motivated by the company’s vision and mission. He said an executive focuses on running a “coordinated company, not a […]

The Context Podcast by Proof+Geist

The Context Podcast: Expanding the Possibilities of Modular & Decoupled Development with OData

Featuring: Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO John Renfrew, Independent Developer & Owner Episode Summary:  The recent release of FileMaker 19.5 introduced a new feature for those with FileMaker Server for Mac and Windows: OData (Open Data Protocol). Originally created by Microsoft, OData is an open protocol that allows for the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable REST APIs in a simple and standard way. Description: The recent release of […]