∞ FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone available from App Store

One of the mobile apps many users were waiting for has arrived. FileMaker released FileMaker Go for iPad and FileMaker Go for iPhone on Tuesday giving users the ability to edit their databases on Apple’s iOS devices. Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, explained in an interview with The Loop that FileMaker Go gives users the ability to view, edit and search for information on existing databases. One of the only limitations is that you can’t create a new database on your server with the apps.

FileMaker Go will allow users to connect to databases over the local network, or over the Internet using Wi-Fi or 3G. Updates made to the database are written to the file instantly, so it’s just like working on the file from your desktop.

Rosenberg said that the company put a lot of thought into how FileMaker should run on each of Apple’s devices and then designed the apps. He said they put a lot of thought into things like gestures and how people would expect to use the apps.

FileMaker Go supports many of the features that regular users would expect like Tab controls, Quick Find, Web Viewers, External SQL Data Sources, containers, portals and even most scripts.

FileMaker Go for iPad costs $39.99 and FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPod touch costs $19.99.



  • Brian Crockett

    Some Gotcha’s but this might be a game changer for FileMaker, iPhone & iPad.

    FileMaker is dead easy to develop with. The only other way to develop on iPhone/iPad is using the Apple SDK and Objective C. You really need some computer science knowledge to use the SDK.

    FileMaker, on the other hand, requires just some rudimentary knowledge of DB design to do some powerful applications.

    Now the “Every Man” (Every Woman) can develop for the iPhone/iPad.

  • thumbs up for apple.. they always give us a new creation.. keep moving forward..

  • IcyFog

    What’s the pros and cons to this vis-a-vis Bento 3?