updated 11:45 pm EDT, Mon June 8, 2009
In brief: PoweryBase is currently looking for several testers to help with the beta version of its newest iPhone application. NotifyMe is designed to allow users to enter items to be reminded of later and that note will then be displayed at a designated time using the push notification feature in the iPhone 3.0 firmware. FastMac has announced that it is now offering a new "Not PC" T-shirt as a response to recent Microsoft advertising. A sale is also currently being on offered on other T-Shirt models and for a limited time customers can get free shipping by using a special promotional code. Meanwhile, a new social networking site for FileMaker developers has been launched. FMGreet was designed as a tool to allow Devcon attendees to communicate with other developers at the event and around the world. The site provides messages boards, and a special section for instructors to post notes from their presentations at Devcon.
PoweryBase is now looking for 100 participants to help test the beta version of its new iPhone application NotifyMe. The application allows users to create personal reminders, notifications and alerts that take advantage of some of the new features in iPhone 3.0. After launching the application users are presented with a keyboard for entering the reminder and scroll wheels for setting the time for the reminder to display. Push notification is then used to send the user a message and/or sound alert. The first 100 people to send their iPhone UDID number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "NotifyMe beta test" will receive a copy of the application to test. In order to run the beta application the iPhone must be running on the pre-release version of the 3.0 firmware.
A new T-shirt campaign is being launched by FastMac as a response to the recent "Laptop Hunters" & "I'm a PC" advertisements. The company is currently offering a special "Not PC" T-shirt and offering discounts include free shipping when the promo code "NOTPC" is used. The new T-shirt is being offered at a special introductory price of $10 while other shirts cost between $10 and $20.
A new online community for FileMaker enthusiasts has been launched as a tool for Devcon attendees. FMGreet provides a central location for Devcon members to communicate and post live information and updates from the event. Within the site users can set up personal profiles and participate in message boards, or message people on an individual basis. The site also provides an area for presenters to upload notes from their sessions making them freely available to everyone. Devcon is a yearly event hosted by FileMaker that provides developers an opportunity to attend sessions which discuss things like good development practices, and enhancements in the FileMaker software. This year the event is taking place in San Francisco, California and will run from August 13th until the 16th.