The most popular database application for Mac users is FileMaker Go.Now the Apple subsidiary have officially launched this application for iPhone and iPad.The iPhone and iPod touch version is available for $19.99, while the iPad version will cost you a hefty $39.99.
You can also operate in fully mobile mode, with a copy of your database sent via iTunes, email, Dropbox, box.net, etc. and stored in its entirety on the iDevice. While there’s no record-level sync built into the product that would allow you to ‘rejoin’ a database to its parent once it’s been on the road, FileMaker VP Ryan Rosenberg told us that there are script-based sync solutions available from FileMaker’s developer network if you have to reconcile detached DBs back into a master file.
FILEMAKER GO FEATURES:
Work with data just like you would on FileMaker Pro. Add, modify, or delete information. Find, sort, and navigate through records. Switch between layouts and display data in familiar Form, Table, and List views. Plus your favorite FileMaker Pro features such as portals, Tab Controls, Quick Find, Web Viewers, External SQL Data Sources, and most scripts work as you’d expect on FileMaker Go.
With FileMaker Go easily connect to databases hosted on FileMaker Server or FileMaker Pro via a local wireless network or over the Internet using Wi-Fi or 3G. All changes are instantly updated in the hosted file. This makes it easy to share data with others back at the office or out in the field.
If you don’t have access to FileMaker Server or will not have an Internet connection while you’re on the go, simply copy your solutions directly onto FileMaker Go for iPhone using File Sharing in iTunes. View conference schedules, organize photos, manage contacts, and more. If you make updates to the file, copy the database back to your desktop or laptop via iTunes. This is ideal for single-user databases.
You can also copy your databases to FileMaker Go by downloading the file from email, popular file sharing sites, or the web.
With FileMaker Go for iPhone you can access your FileMaker Pro information anywhere you go.
FileMaker Go is also available separately for iPad.
What’s New In Version 1.0.2:
Resolves compatibility issues related to running on iPhone.
You can get FileMaker Go for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from here.