FileMaker has announced a new white paper this morning titled “FileMaker: Complete Platform to Create, Deploy, and Manage Custom iPad and iPhone Apps for Business” (
The new white paper describes how innovative businesses are developing custom iOS apps to reap benefits such as increased productivity, cost savings and enhanced customer satisfaction. It also highlights how custom iOS apps differ significantly from consumer-facing apps: they are data-driven, shared by employee workgroups, integrate with existing business systems and require strict security.

The white paper explains the lifecycle for custom iOS apps and how the complete FileMaker platform makes it easy to design, build, integrate, deploy, manage and secure the apps. The platform also offers ways to instantly update apps as business needs change, without requiring users to download new versions of the app.