FileMaker Units Top 7.5 Million
FileMaker 5.5 database software line units surpass 750,000 in less than a year
SANTA CLARA, CA – April 8, 2002 – Shipments of FileMaker database software
have surpassed 7.5 million units, FileMaker said today. Shipments of the
current FileMaker 5.5 product line, introduced in May 2001, have topped
Superior ease of use, support for industry standards such as XML and ODBC,
and powerful developer features have made FileMaker the increasingly
popular platform for workgroup database solutions. Workgroups of all sizes
– from departments in the enterprise to entire small businesses – use
FileMaker to rapidly create and share databases.
“Today IT departments are doing more with less. FileMaker is part of the
answer, enabling workgroups to share and manage data and increase
productivity, without demanding lots of IT cycles,” said Dominique Goupil,
president of FileMaker.
The FileMaker 5.5 line runs on more devices and platforms than ever, to
support fluid and mobile workgroups. Supported platforms include Windows XP
and Windows 2000, Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, Linux (FileMaker Server only),
Citrix MetaFrame, Palm OS, and i-mode for smart phones in Japan. FileMaker
plans to extend its mobile database software to run on Pocket PC handhelds
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).