FileMaker has announced a new version of its development platform that speeds creation of custom solutions that run on Mac OS X, the iPad, iPhone, Windows, and the web.
The company says version 14 brings point-and-click simplicity to automating business processes, delivering desktop-style application functionality to mobile web browsers and providing productive experiences on desktops, iOS devices and mobile web browsers. The announcement coincides with the 30th anniversary of FileMaker software. FileMaker was the brainchild of a bootstrapped startup founded in Massachusetts by four entrepreneurs intent on creating easy-to-use database software.
According to the folks at FileMaker Inc., new features in FileMaker 14 include:
° A Script Workspace that speeds automation of common business processes, such as assigning a new task to the employee with the most availability, reordering inventory when stock is low or creating an invoice during a customer meeting.
° A redesigned FileMaker WebDirect makes it easy to deliver desktop-style interactivity to mobile browsers on tablets.
° A Launch Center brings an app-like interface with big, bold icons (no more dialog boxes and pull-down menus) that allow users to visually organize all solutions at a glance.
° An enhanced iOS experience for users, via new scripts that provide more control over how solutions look and run on iPad and iPhone.
° New features for FileMaker developers, power users and administrators.
For pricing options go to http://www.filemaker.com/products/pricing.html .