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BabelFix Ltd

3 Poplar Mews
Shepherds Bush
London, LONDON W12 7JS
United Kingdom

P: +44 (0)20 8749 7285
F: +44 (0)20 7900 2894

est: 2002

Bespoke Development & Interface Design

BabelFix creates bespoke solutions - one off's to the very highest standards, each individually designed and crafted to match exactly our client's business and personality, and made to meet their needs with specialist tools as well as more conventional functionality.

We're passionate about empowering people by creating software that can be at once the worker's friend and co-worker, management's insight and the director's delight. Much of our work is desktop based, though of course we can also design for web deployment.

No two businesses are ever the same and nor are our solutions. We never start from a bunch of 'standard' templates to do this and we don't have ready-made or shrinkwrapped products for sale. Sorry, but we believe that for software to have real value it needs to do the right things in the right order, the right way.
That means we start every project by doing a lot of listening and watching. Then we ask a lot of questions. Then we work very closely with our clients and their actual users to build a solution that will deliver exactly what they really need.
We won't take on a project without this and only after it will we begin to make solid recommendations and commence design.

We've worked with a remarkably wide range of businesses - sectors include charity, photography, insurance, film & TV production & post production, catering, business intelligence, film trucking, animation, PR, rock band tours shipping, patient management, advertising and music publishing. And a little luggage repair firm. Our Worldwide clients have included FileMaker themselves and Survival International - and our projects have taken anything from a few hours to evolutions continued over years.
Within the FileMaker community we are particularly well known for our interface design and provide metaconsulting to other developers. Its also true that we have a lot of respect for a number of other developers and have no hesitation at all in calling them in to help whenever their specialist skills exceed our own. It makes for an incredibly flexible but powerful workforce.

FileMaker Pro Certification

This area lists any/all applicable FileMaker development certification(s). Certification is officially sanctioned by FileMaker Inc and all developers who qualify have completed and passed the official exam for the specified version of FileMaker Pro. Certification covers competency in the areas of general development as well as server-based aptitude..

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FileMaker Trainer

This company offers a wide range of services to help people expand their FileMaker knowledge. While some companies offer training through formalized class or seminar formats, other companies focus more on individual needs through remote and on-site instruction. Where “FileMaker Training Series” is checked, these trainers have successfully completed course requirements authored by FileMaker Inc. and teach seminars geared specifically toward persons obtaining certification.

 On-site Training Class Based Training 1 on 1 Training

FileMaker Specialty

A list of specialties, or areas of discipline within the FileMaker development arena

 Buttons Custom Functions Export Data Excel Migration Import Data Layout Design Report Creation Scripting ESS FMTouch Development FileMakerGo


This section includes a list of core competencies (as it relates to FileMaker development) where the company has a proven level of experience or offers it as a trademark skill.

 Needs Determination Needs Analysis Data Modeling Server Audit Logging Statistics Security


This section illustrates the computer languages used to make queries into databases and information systems. When checked, the company has working knowledge and/or advance aptitude in that particular language.

 FileMaker Excel Access AppleScript Bento MySQL ODBC SQL SQL Lite

Remote Control/Access Support

This company can offer support from remote locations using the following technology.

 Apple Remote Desktop Leopard iChat Timbuktu Yugma Yuuguu LogMeIn PCAnywhere

Web Technology

The following list includes all technologies especially suited for web development -- building, creating and implementing web sites as well as sites with a Db backend.

 PHP css xml html email iPhone java javascript xhtml xsl xslt imap

Web Hosting

This company offers web hosting. See below for the available options.


A platform describes the type of hardware architecture or software framework (including application frameworks), that allows software to run. Typical platforms include a computer's architecture, operating system, programming languages and related runtime libraries or graphical user interface.

 Mac Windows iPhone iPad

Professional Accreditation & Affiliation

The following includes professional agencies, organizations and/or groups where the company is an active member.

 FMPug Network FileMaker Technical Network (Technet) FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum (FBA Platinum) FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA)


A security clearance is a status granted to individuals allowing access to classified information. The term "security clearance" is also sometimes used in private organizations that have a formal process to vet employees for access to sensitive information. Anyone with access to classified data requires a clearance at or higher than the level the data is classified at. For this reason security clearances are required for a wide range of jobs, from senior management to contractors and sub-contractors.

Location Preference

This section illustrates the company’s preferences as it relates project location and travel requirements. Certain companies prefer to omit long distance travel, while others are willing to commute daily and spend their time directly on-site.

 Part Time Full Time On-Site Remote Travel As Needed

Language Support



Bio for Chris Manton

Known here and there for interface stuff, BabelFix principal and founder, Chris Manton has been developing bespoke FileMaker solutions for over 12 years, runs the company and leads all development. He has twice been an invited speaker at FileMaker developer conferences as well as leading master classes for FileMaker International and lecturing and giving talks at MacWorld and CSA/FSA/FBA meetings.


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