Short Contributors Bio
I'm pretty new to this forum, and to Ninox. I see the same names contribute their knowledge to us all (thank you) and I wonder if they (you) would be willing to give a bit of background about yourself and how you use Ninox.
I had been using Numbers to keep track of repairs on my truck when I was an owner/operator. A requirement was to be able to embed a PDF copy of a repair invoice and be able to click on a cell to open the PDF. I used an Apple script to do that, but one of their updates broke it and I started looking for an alternative. My preference was to find a database app for my MacBook and I tried out Ninox. I had worked with dBase IV back in the late 80's and early 90's and was comfortable coding with it. That was on DOS of course, but I also did some work with Access on Windows for my employer at that time.
I started driving a semi-tractor-trailer with my wife in the late 90's and have been driving long haul in the US, except for a year and a half when I drove a concrete mixer, up to present though my wife doesn't drive with me anymore. We bought our own truck in 2004 and kept it running until the end of 2019 when we found out it needed a second engine rebuild.
My current Ninox project is a forum scraper database that I have mentioned here on the forum. The scraping functionality is dead until the Ninox developers enable the non API specific functionality of the http() function again. If/when that is fixed, I will continue working on the project and post it in the Webinar team. I hope this wasn't more than you asked for .
I'm glad you and others have joined in to help with aswering questions. It seems we have lost some contributors lately.
I used Filemaker (since version 1.0, early 90's) for almost everything. Schools, medicine, finance, personal activities, etc.
I was very happy when I found Ninox and saw that it would automatically sync between Mac, iPad and iPhone.
So I transferred all my files to Ninox, relatively easily I can say, in a few hours.
Now, among other things, I have taken over the management of a building (utilities, purchases, maintenance, receipts) and I am trying to run it on Ninox.
I run my own business and have used my own programs to help with invoicing, stock control, costing, production, tracability, etc. Over the years I've used Basic, dBase II, Foxpro, Visual Foxpro and Filemaker. Filemaker has been my main focus and I've been going to our local developers group for a few years now, and even written software for a few small clients. I have also used it to run a number of running and cycling events locally. I had been looking for an alternative to Filemaker for a while, and I am so pleased to have found Ninox. My plan is to put all I have learned over the years into developing an ERP system in Ninox.
I was a self employed AV Engineer that dabbled in building the odd DB for myself. I used Access way back in the 80's and then nothing until early 2010 when I logged serial numbers for jobs as well as my income/expenses. I wanted to develop something for project management but time was a problem and Access not being easily shared an issue.
I found Ninox and then Covid - actually Covid then Ninox. I was obliged to furlough in 2019 and had some time so with grand ideas I started building my AVPMSuite. Building it is one things - finding buyers is another! Come 2021 and I am now employed full time because of my AVPMSuite which I now use to manage AV projects for the company that hired me. It's a great tool.
I still know precious little about writing code :-)
I'm not a big contributor on this forum, but I like the idea of getting to know each other better. thank you for this idea.
I use Ninox to manage all the data for a psychotherapy training center. I was trained by this same company and have also been a Psychotherapist for 3 years.