FileMaker Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has announced FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad, which let users work remotely with FileMaker Pro databases on the Apple devices.
With FileMaker Go — available as two separate apps for iPhone or iPad — users can view, edit and search for information in FileMaker databases on their iPhone or iPad. The apps provide access to databases created with FileMaker Pro and hosted on FileMaker Server or FileMaker Pro.
FileMaker Go can access databases residing on a Mac or PC using a local wireless network or over the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G. All changes are instantly updated in the hosted file.
FileMaker Go users can also copy databases between their desktop or laptop computers and FileMaker Go via File Sharing in iTunes, perfect for single user databases. Databases may also be downloaded by email, popular file sharing sites, or the web.
Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc., says that FileMaker Go makes it easy to add, modify, or delete data; find, sort and navigate through records; open new windows; and switch between layouts. Many popular FileMaker Pro features are supported on FileMaker Go, including Tab controls, Quick Find, Web Viewers, External SQL Data Sources, containers, portals and even most scripts.
The new apps work in both portrait and landscape views, automatically switching as necessary. FileMaker Go also allows users to search, modify and sort records using touch gestures – simply pinch, swipe, rotate and zoom to manage data.
FileMaker Go is available now from the Apple App Store. FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPod touch (running IOS 4) is US$19.99 and FileMaker Go for iPad (running IOS 3.2) is $39.99.