is making four free Web services for FileMaker Pro 6 users available by working with ServiceObjects Inc., a company that specializes in building Web services.
The ServiceObjects’ DOTS Web Services, which are
through September 30 are:
Package Comparison, designed to help FM users save time and money by comparing shipping costs across multiple carriers (including DHL, Federal Express, UPS and USPS), as well as multiple shipping methods;
Package Tracking, which lets FileMaker users track packages across multiple carriers from a central Web interface;
Address Validation, for verifying street address information;
E-mail validation, for verifying e-mail addresses in real-time.
All of the services may be accessed 100 times per day. Through ServiceObjects, FileMaker Pro developers will have ready access to Web services so they can create custom applications that automatically gather and share information over the Web, said aid Dominique Goupil, president of FileMaker Inc.
FileMaker Pro 6 users may also
download customized XSLT
(Extensible Style Sheets), which allow for XML data exchange between FileMaker Pro 6 and specific XML based data sources, for free.
Yesterday FileMaker Inc.
launched a new site aimed at K-12 administrators and educators. The site offers free, ready-to-use software solutions and information about how educators and developers alike utilize the powerful database technology.