Meetings at Consumer Electronics Show CES 2019 in Las Vegas?


For 2019, I have the chance to visit the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January.
Years ago I visited the Cebit here in Germany, but the CES will be bigger and show more hot new stuff. I hope to see a lot of innovative things to inspire me for future projects.

Anyone else going to CES next year?

In case we may have an extra meeting with developers, I made two surveys:

Survey for Xojo Meeting and Survey for FileMaker Meeting

If you are interested in consulting, training or custom development around our plugins, please contact me for a private appointment.

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.4pr9


New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

Use Machine Learning for detecting porn images


Today at the Macoun conference, I visited the session about CoreML and for a nudity scanner. This included the pointer to the following CoreML model to detect nudity in pictures. That's great, if you get pictures from users and you want to know whether they include any porn pictures.

You can download the model here: Yahoo's Open NSFW detector with Core ML as part of an open source project. In the download, please locate the OpenNSFW.mlmodel file and put the path into our CoreML.fmp12 example FileMaker database or the CoreML Xojo project coming with MBS Plugins.



When you run this model with a porn image, you may get an output like this:

{
  "classLabel" : "NSFW",
  "prob" : {
    "SFW" : 0.34505009651184082,
    "NSFW" : 0.65494996309280396
  }
}

for a normal picture of something else, you may get this output:

{
  "classLabel" : "SFW",
  "prob" : {
    "SFW" : 0.97758579254150391,
    "NSFW" : 0.02241421677172184
  }
}

As you see this model has only two classes SFW (safe for work) and NSFW (not safe for work) to categorize images in. For each we get the probabilities and the classLabel for the most likely class.

This can be used in various projects in both FileMaker and Xojo. Whatever image you get to post on social platforms, add to your image database or upload to your CMS, you can pre-check images. Whether you warn the user only, mark them as porn or decline them is your choice.

We are looking forward to improvements in MacOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12. Looks like CreateML lets you really easily create new models.

For other models, please check the awesome list of models for Core ML here: github.com/likedan/Awesome-CoreML-Models. There are some really cool models like predicting location of a picture, what type of food you got on a picture or gender classification for names.

MBS Plugin Keynote 2018


At the MBS Xojo Conference 2018 in Munich, I presented the keynote about MBS Plugins to show what's new from us this year. As the recording is not perfect, I recorded it again for you:



If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.4pr8


New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

Videos from MBS Xojo Conference


The good news is: We have videos this time.
The bad news: The camera was not the best one and not properly configured, so we have something to improve for next conference.

Still you can watch the videos and all attendees should have an email with the download link.
Here a few screenshots:





Have fun watching them. If you didn't attend and you like to get a copy, please order here. Be sure that the money will be used for the next conference and especially for better videos.

Omegabundle 2018 ends 10th September


Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle Announced; Save 89% on Top Tools
Due to request of some buyers who missed first deadline, we extended the offer, but the final end is coming soon: 10th September 2018, which is today.



You can buy it several times, e.g. one for each of your developers. Or buy multiple copies to get more than one OS for Valentina Server.

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Winners at MBS Xojo Conference


As you may know, we always do a raffle on the end of our conferences, so attendees don't run away early.
This year, we got a lot of T-Shirts, a Xojo bag, some Bavarian chocolate and XDevMag coupons.



Congratulations to all the winners!

See you at the next conference: XDC 2019

Women at the MBS Xojo Conference


We are always happy to see more women joining our conferences over the years:



Most IT conferences have nearly no women, so we try to encourage more women to join the conferences.

MBS Xojo Conference, second day


Second day started with Paul Lefebvre presenting on what is new in Xojo 2018r2 and coming in 2018r3 or beyond.



Full schedule on the Conference Website

MBS Xojo Conference started


We are right now in the Xojo Keynote with Geoff Perlman, CEO of Xojo Inc.
Great news about newer APIs, Android progress, Windows changes, MacOS Dark Mode and much more!



Next will be MBS Keynote. Conference Website

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.4pr7


New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins:
  • Added new optional MultiplyOnlyOver parameter for MultiplyUInt8MBS and MultiplyUInt16MBS.
  • Added CNContactStoreMBS.CNErrorCodeRecordIdentifierInvalid constant.
  • Added NSAppleScriptMBS.DeterminePermissionToAutomateTarget function.
  • Added authorizationStatusForMediaType and requestAccessForMediaType methods for AVCaptureDeviceMBS class for MacOS 10.14 Mojave. For older MacOS versions we always report authorized.
  • Fixed NSColorMBS.colorValue for new colors on MacOS Mojave.
  • Fixed problem with registration where Win license didn't unlock DirectShow plugin part.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

MBS Xojo Conference in Munich this week


This week we head to Munich for our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018.

Sixty developers from twelve countries are signed up including Xojo CEO Geoff Perlman and Xojo Evangelist Paul Lefebvre.

The schedule:

Sep 4thDayoptional sight seeing tour
Sep 4thEveningoptional get-together with everyone arriving early
Sep 5thDayoptional Xojo training (English)
Eveningoptional get-together with everyone arriving early
Sep 6th9:00 to 18:00First day of conference with keynotes
EveningDinner event in Augustiner Keller
Sep 7th9:00 to 18:00Second day of conference with more sessions
Eveningoptional dinner together



We all look forward to presentations about Android, the new Web Framework other news in the Xojo keynote.

Register here. Attending the conference costs regularly 699 Euro plus VAT, including food and beverage in the Maritim Hotel as well as an accompanying social program.

Sessions are to be held in English. Our conference is conceived as a networking event for the Xojo community. The conference is an ideal opportunity for sharing your thoughts and your own development experience with fellow users and developers. If you like to hold a presentation, please contact us as soon as possible.

PS: OmegaBundle includes a transferable coupon to save 100 Euro on the registration fee.

Omegabundle 2018 ends 10th September


Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle Announced; Save 89% on Top Tools
Due to request of some buyers who missed first deadline, we extended the offer, but the final end is coming soon: 10th September 2018.



You can buy it several times, e.g. one for each of your developers. Or buy multiple copies to get more than one OS for Valentina Server.

Read More

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.4pr6


New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

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