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Filemaker Application Launcher

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Is it possible to create a button on filmaker to launch an app? like Google maps and Gmail.
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Yes, you can use the Send Event Script step. If the button needs to work in both a Windows and Mac environment, then you'll need to detect the current platform and use If/Else steps to have the correct settings for the app.

https://fmhelp.filemaker.com/help/18/fmp/en/index.html#page/FMP_Help/send-event.html

Also, while Gmail is an app on a computer, Google Maps is not, it's just a URL. You can use the Open URL script step to open a browser to the URL you want to go to. Alternately, you can add a Web Viewer object on the Filemaker layout and have the URL appear within that object.

https://fmhelp.filemaker.com/help/18/fmp/en/index.html#page/FMP_Help/open-url.html

https://fmhelp.filemaker.com/help/18/fmp/en/index.html#page/FMP_Help/set-web-viewer.html