FileMaker Ships 30,000 Units of FileMaker Mobile In First 3 Months
SANTA CLARA, CA – March 12, 2001 – Shipments of FileMaker Mobile Companion
for Palm OS have surpassed 30,000 units in its first three months,
FileMaker said today.
The popular FileMaker Mobile software lets users transfer and synchronize
data bi-directionally between FileMaker Pro 5 databases on Windows and Mac
OS desktop computers and Palm Powered handhelds. The newest addition to the
award-winning line of FileMaker workgroup database tools, it first shipped
Dec. 11, during PalmSource 2000.
“Workgroups and knowledge workers demand access to business information
anywhere and anytime,” said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker president.
“FileMaker Mobile has been well-received by customers because it delivers
an instant mobile solution for FileMaker Pro 5 users.”
FileMaker Mobile provides a simple load-and-go mobile solution: the user
selects and loads the FileMaker records and fields they require from their
desktop database to the Palm handheld. Later, handheld data may be synched
with the desktop database via the Palm HotSync technology.
“Shipping 30,000 units of business software for the Palm OS is an important
milestone,” said J. Gerry Purdy, president and CEO of Mobile Insights, Inc.
“It highlights the progress of Palm OS from a platform for mainly built-in
PIM software to one that supports rich applications such as FileMaker
‘An industry first,’ ‘One of the most impressive apps’ FileMaker Mobile has
earned powerful praise in many news and reviews already. Here are a few
“FileMaker Inc.’s new FileMaker Mobile Companion for the Palm OS delivers
what appears to be an industry first — the power of a relational database
on the Palm platform.” – Los Angeles Times, Jan. 4, 2001.
“One of the most impressive (Palm) apps we tried was FileMaker Mobile We
could run an entire FileMaker database and synchronize the whole thing or
just certain fields with a PC database. .. In our tests, the FileMaker
software never missed a beat, or a record.” – Washington Post, Feb. 22,
“The mobile version of FileMaker installed without a hitch. And it worked
with its desktop big brother like a champ FileMaker Mobile can open a new
world to Palm users, the world of database management. And it can extend
the power of a database to where it’s needed – at the source of its data.”
– Boston Globe, Dec. 14, 2000.
” I discovered that porting an existing FileMaker Pro 5 database was simple
and intuitive Once you’ve transferred a database to the handheld, you are
free to view, edit, and create records.” – PC World Magazine, Feb. 1, 2001.
The FileMaker line of database software provides relational power, instant
and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker is the
database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) is a pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless
Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers (source:
IDC, Dec., 1999).