NRGship Holiday 2022 Giveaway

To celebrate NRG Software being selected as a 2022 UPS Ready® Premier Partner, we’re giving away some UPS Be Unstoppable Gear. The giveaway signup ends on 12/21/22 at 11:59pm and the winners will be notified on 12/22/22. Seven winners will be chosen at random from all entries.

Prizes are as follows:
UPS Yeti Mug
UPS Coffee Mug
UPS Water Bottle
UPS Cap (Black)
UPS Cap (Brown)
UPS T-Shirt (Grey)
UPS T-Shirt (Black)

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NRG selected as a 2022 UPS Ready® Premier Partner

Recently NRG Software was recognized for our outstanding performance as a UPS Ready® partner. UPS® Premier Partners are selected based on performance, collaboration, integrations, adoption, responsiveness to key initatives and support of UPS sales & services.

Over the past year we’ve implemented new features like support for UPS Premier shipments and InsureShield™ Shipping Insurance with plans to support local deliveries thru Roadie in the new year.

If you’re looking for a shipping solution that doesn’t tie you to the rigidity of carrier or other third party solutions, we’d like to share more about how we’re working with UPS to help businesses improve their shipping processes.

To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re giving away some UPS Be Unstoppable Gear. The giveaway signup ends on 12/21/22 at 11:59pm and the winners will be notified on 12/22/22. 

If you’re interested in learning more about NRGship solutions, please contact our sales department.

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Utilize UPS® Premier with NRGship Pro

A recent update to NRGship Pro for UPS adds support for UPS® Preimier service options. UPS Premier upgrades small packages with advanced sensor technology that ensures a priority lane in their network with highly specialized handling with enhanced visibility and control along the way. While targeted to healthcare, UPS Premier is also a great option for high-value shipments with greater visibility needs. There are three levels of UPS Premier – Silver, Gold and Platinum. Premier Silver utilizes shipping labels with embedded RFID sensors and NRGship Pro for UPS can provide the proper output using Intermec PC43d thermal printers.

UPS ship labels with RFID for UPS Premier

If you’re interested in learning more about NRGship Pro for UPS, please contact our sales department.

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Join us at AutoEnter Live 2022

AutoEnter Live

NRG Software will be a sponsor at the AutoEnter Live: a 2-day virtual conference for the Claris Community on July 19 & 20. This event is free to attend and is being hosted by Proof+Geist and Soliant Consulting. Register for free on the AutoEnter Live website.

As a long-time sponsor of FileMaker DevCon, we’re excited to connect with the Claris developer community again. Drop by our virtual booth to hear about best-practices for shipping with FileMaker Pro, including how to use our carrier-certified NRGship solutions, Claris Connect or integrations with other web services. You’ll see how you can have shipping labels created right from your database in under 10 minutes to simplify your workflow and reduce shipping errors. While you’re there, don’t forget to signup to win some UPS unstoppable gear.

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Create device-agnostic HTML links for mapping data

We recently did a project where HTML emails were generated with a list of stops for a delivery route. During the testing phase, we found that creating map links across devices was not so simple.

Apple Maps Link

Apple’s iOS URL handler is maps: but the preferred method is to use https://maps.apple.com/ with the location data. If you use this URL instead, it will open in the Apple Maps app on iOS/macOS or redirect to Google Maps on Windows/Android.

To display a map for a specific address, you would use a link like <A href=”http://maps.apple.com/?address=1,Infinite+Loop,Cupertino,California”>Map</A>

To display a map with a given latitude and longitude, you would use a link like <A href=”http://maps.apple.com/?ll=50.894967,4.341626″>Map</A>

For more information on Apple Maps links, check out the Apple Developer Documentation.

Google Maps Link

Sometimes mobile users don’t like the Apple Maps application and would prefer to use Google Maps instead. On iOS, there is no way to set a default Maps application so the workaround is to use a universal URL, simpliar to the Apple Maps URL. If the Google Maps app is installed on iOS or Android, the link will open in the app, otherwise it will open the map in the default web brower.

To display a map for a specific address, you would use a link like <A href=”https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=1,Infinite+Loop,Cupertino,California”>Map</A>

To display a map with a given latitude and longitude, you would use a link like <A href=”https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=50.894967%2C4.341626″>Map</A>

For more information on Google Maps links, check out the Google Maps Platform Documentation.

Encoding

Note that all maps links should be properly URL encoded. Each mail application handles links differently and you must encode or you may face issues. If you are using Claris FileMaker Pro, a function like GetAsURLEncoded can be used to encode your link data.

Preferences are always nice

If possible, add a preference for each email recipient so that you can dynamically create the map link based on their desired map provider.

While our primary development efforts at NRG revolve around shipping and carrier APIs, we often assist other Claris developers with projects related to other APIs. Contact our sales department for more information on our custom development services.

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