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FileMaker Unveils New FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad

FileMaker, Inc. today announced FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad, the highly anticipated new Apps now available from the iTunes App Store which let users work remotely with FileMaker Pro databases on iPhone or iPad. With FileMaker Go – available as two separate apps for iPhone or iPad – users can easily view, edit and search for information in FileMaker databases on their iPhone or iPad.

Ideal for mobile teams, FileMaker Go provides 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.

“Imagine being able to check inventory levels, update the status of a project or add a new customer contact and share it with your remote sales team – just a few of the many workgroup tasks made easy with FileMaker Go for iPhone or iPad,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc. “We are genuinely excited about the ways FileMaker Go caters to mobile users who need remote interaction with their data”

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. Existing FileMaker Pro layouts look amazing on the large iPad display screen – no modification is necessary for most solutions.

Praise from independent FileMaker developers

“We expect immediate adoption of FileMaker Go by outside sales teams, housing inspectors, warehouse inventory managers, and event planners among others,” said Richard Carlton, president, Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc.

“It’s stunning how well FileMaker Go on the iPad and iPhone ’just works!’ ” said Scott Love, Chief Operating Officer, Soliant Consulting. “By extending beyond the Mac and PC and onto the iPad and iPhone platforms, FileMaker continues to deliver an unbeatable ROI for our clients.”

Availability, Pricing, and Compatibility

FileMaker Go is available now from the App Store. FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPod touch (running IOS 4) is $19.99 and FileMaker Go for iPad (running IOS 3.2) is $39.99. Additional details are available at Compatibility information for both FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad can be found on the iTunes store.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share essential information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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