FileMaker Announces Shipment of FileMaker Mobile 8
Features new server synchronization support and six new ready-to-use starter solutions.
Santa Clara, CA January 24 FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Mobile 8 (www.filemaker.com/mbl8), a companion to FileMaker Pro 8 designed specifically for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices. The new FileMaker Mobile 8 now goes beyond synchronizing with local desktop databases only. For the first time, it allows users to synchronize handhelds with databases on FileMaker Server 8 and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced.
FileMaker Mobile 8 is widely used to run workgroup solutions, including everything from managing service calls to tracking teachers in a classroom, said Ryan Rosenberg, FileMaker vice president, marketing and services. FileMaker Pro makes it possible for anyone to create and deploy a workgroup solution that spans desktops and handhelds. FileMaker Mobile 8 is a major advancement in the ease of management of larger workgroup solutions and the new starter solutions make it even easier for individuals to get started fast.
FileMaker Mobile 8 runs on the Palm Treo 650, and many other Palm and Windows Mobile compatible handheld devices, allowing individuals and mobile workgroups to extend the productivity of FileMaker solutions from the office to their handheld device. FileMaker Mobile 8 supports a range of applications as simple as lists to more complex solutions such as inventory records, customer information, student records, work orders, research notes, or help-desk records. In addition to providing one-button, two-way synchronization, FileMaker Mobile 8 allows flexible data entry and viewing features.
New Features in FileMaker Mobile 8
FileMaker Mobile 8 provides the following new features:
Synchronizing with hosted databases. In addition to synchronizing handheld databases with local FileMaker Pro databases, teams can now synchronize with databases hosted by FileMaker Server.
Handheld databases can now be synchronized with several FileMaker databases, including FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Developer 7, FileMaker Pro 8, FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced, FileMaker Server 8, and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced. (I think this is confusing in that it should read synch with databases created in all these applications, and we should point out this includes runtime applications created in Developer 7 and FMP8 Advanced.)
Six new ready-to-use mobile Starter Solutions, pre-designed and ready to synchronize with handheld devices, including:
Pricing, Distribution and System Requirements
FileMaker Mobile 8 is $69/$19 Upgrade (U.S, SRP). Licensed users of FileMaker Mobile 7 or FileMaker Mobile 2.1 may download FileMaker Mobile 8 for $19 at http://store.filemaker.com/. Volume licensing and special education pricing is also available. For complete system requirements go to http://www.filemaker.com/products/fmm/tech_specs.html
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
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