With the release of FileMaker 12 a new version of the mobile app for iPhone and iPad was also released. FileMaker Go 12 is a free app unlike FileMaker Go 11 which was sold separately for $40. What’s the catch? The new FileMaker Go can only interface with databases created with the new FileMaker 12 and will not work with previous versions. By adding the mobile portion as standard fare, it gives existing users of FileMaker a very strong case to upgrade to the latest version as well as attracts new users to the premium database creator. A user can upgrade to the new version for a mere $179.00 as long as they own version 9 or later. Upgrade eligibility for version 9 is only for a limited time until September 27, 2012.
According to the press release:
Some of the new features of FileMaker Go 12 include:
• Multitasking support — Pick up right where you left off
when you return to FileMaker Go from other apps.
• Improved media integration — Add media files and
play them back directly from FileMaker Go.
• Export data in multiple formats — Export your data
from FileMaker Go in formats such as Excel, CSV, TAB, or
• Enhanced container fields — Instantly stream movies
and music from your device without any data storage limit
“FileMaker Pro 12 is a great update,” says Dean T. Bingham, president, db Digital Design. “I have converted all of my previous information to FileMaker Pro 12 and everything works flawlessly. I have used the slick new Starter Solutions to extend the functionality of my databases – and the ease of building forms from scratch, with the compatibility of desktop, iPad and iPhone formats, is a huge boon.”
According to IT and facility manager James Pierson, Rampart Hydro Services, “The use of FileMaker Go 12 enables us to get timely and consistent data from the field eliminating the hodgepodge of spreadsheets, hard-copy forms, and the odd flap torn off an old cardboard box. I love the idea of FileMaker Go specific script steps, making it easier to take advantage of the growing capabilities of iOS.”
“Thanks to FileMaker Pro 12 and its ease of extension to iOS devices, creating a full-on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for small business will take a lot less time and effort than I ever imagined,” says George Page, president, Sea Breeze Farm.
For more details, check out the datasheet for the latest FileMaker Go 12 which is available here. The new FileMaker Go 12 is available in the Apple App Store.