360Works has released MirrorSync, a data replication tool that syncs an offline database running on FileMaker Go or FileMaker Pro with a multi-user database hosted by FileMaker Server.
Mobile users can carry an offline copy of their database with them on their iOS device and sync up with the server any time. Home or remote users can work on a fast local copy of their database and then sync their laptop or desktop computer with FileMaker Server, which caches their data and solves WAN performance problems.
With MirrorSync, no plug-ins are required. Syncing is done with native FileMaker scripting and web viewers. Just send a copy of the database to anybody with FileMaker Pro, and they’re ready to sync.
No scripting is required. MirrorSync dynamically writes all the scripts for you
360Works’ MirrorSync works with both FileMaker 11 and 12, and can run on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or computer running Mac OS X or Windows. After installing MirrorSync on your FileMaker Server and running the simple cross-platform configuration utility, MirrorSync dynamically generates a synchronization script that users run whenever they’re ready to sync.
Users can delete, add, or modify records and simply run the sync script whenever they want to update their offline copy of the database with FileMaker server. It even works with related data, and doesn’t require you to change anything about how you generate unique IDs.
MirrorSync is available immediately for purchase from 360works.com/mirrorsync. Pricing starts at US$695, which includes syncing for two FileMaker solutions and up to 10 devices. Devices can include computers or an iOS device such as an iPad. Extra devices are only $95 for one or $490 for 10. There’s a free trial version available as well. Discounts are available for education and non-profit organizations.