Capture Signatures on FileMaker Client and Go with FMEasySignature

Tim Dietrich released an open source signature capture solution that captures signatures via a web viewer, making it possible to grab signatures on a desktop client as well as FileMaker Go:

This morning I released FMEasySignature, an open source solution for capturing signatures in FileMaker databases. It is a technique for capturing signatures and optionally storing them in FileMaker databases. It is ideal for solutions that require signature capture, such as delivery receipts, contracts and agreements, etc.

We’ve had the ability the capture signatures in FileMaker Go for quite some time now. However, FMEasySignature brings signature capture to desktop based solutions as well, supporting users of both FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced. And with FMEasySignature, signatures are captured in a Web viewer, so you can position the signature pad wherever you would like on a layout. You can also configure FMEasySignature’s “pen,” including it’s width, color, and more. It’s entirely native, requiring no plugins, and no external Web services…

Easy integration.
• No new tables.
• No changes to the relationship graph.
• Just drop a Web viewer on a layout and you’re ready to go.

Easy customization.
• Customize the signing experience by specifying the dot size, minimum and maximum widths, background color, pen color.
• Use FMP URLs to save signatures to container fields.

Supports mobile and desktop solutions.
• Works with FileMaker Go.
• Works with FileMaker Pro.

The code in the webviewer that Tim adapted to the FileMaker is Signature Pad v1.3.3, by Szymon Nowak, another open source piece of software  released under the MIT license.  Open the webviewer object to see how the code has been integrated.

One caveat–it didn’t improve my handwriting at all…

Tim Dietrich | Blog | EasySignature: An Open Source Signature Capture Solution for the FileMaker Platform.

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