FileMaker Previews FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion for Palm OS=AE with new Ma=
OS X support at MacWorld EXPO
Company demonstrates entire line of database software running on Mac OS X
San Francisco, CA (MacWorld EXPO) — Jan. 7, 2002 — FileMaker, Inc.
announced it will publicly preview FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion for Palm OS
running on Mac OS X, using Palm, Inc.’s upcoming desktop software for Mac
OS X, for the first time at MacWorld EXPO, January 8-11 at San Francisco’s
Moscone Center (Booth #717).
Currently scheduled to ship in the first half of 2002, FileMaker Mobile 2,
designed to be the first integrated database for the new Mac OS X platform,
as well as Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Palm OS, is an easy-to-use
companion to FileMaker Pro 5.5 that allows a single user to transfer and
synchronize data between FileMaker Pro databases on Windows and Mac OS X
systems, and Palm Powered=D4 devices.
Many of the new interface enhancements within FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion
for Palm OS ranging from Pop-Up Menus, Resizable columns, Date and Time
picker and more — all designed to deliver even more of the FileMaker
database experience to the Palm OS user — will be demonstrated in
MacWorld attendees will also learn how to complete their new Microsoft
Office v. X for Mac suite with FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X at the
FileMaker booth. Microsoft Office v. X key applications, such as Word X,
Excel X and Entourage integrate directly with FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS
X, allowing users to leverage critical data in a number of extremely easy
FileMaker will also demonstrate the recently introduced FileMaker Solution
Framework, a set of free customizable professional business productivity
solutions (available at
for tracking and managing contacts, invoices, and products.
The FileMaker Pro product line will also be featured within Apple’s Mac OS
X Business Solutions Center.
The FileMaker Solutions Alliance (FSA) of 2,000 worldwide developers will
be represented in the FileMaker booth by four FSA members demonstrating new
solutions for FileMaker Pro 5.5 and FileMaker Developer 5.5 users:
Database Pros — To demonstrate a complete FileMaker Pro based solution for
the Lasik eye surgery industry
ISO Productions — To provide an in-depth demonstration of the FileMaker
Solution Framework ((http://www.filemakerworld.com/)www.filemakerworld.com).
New Millennium — To demonstrate how to generate a “Picture Gallery”
website using FileMaker Pro and Export FM Plug-in
Waves in Motion — To demonstrate Analyzer 3.0, a comprehensive database
analysis system; Visualizer 1.0, an entity-relationship diagramming tool;
and oAzium Smart Card plug-in, which adds smart card technology to
solutions built in FileMaker Pro
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and workgrou=
database markets. FileMaker software lets departments and teams create
databases to manage and track projects, assets and people. Its
award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational
power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use.
FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc=
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).