updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue July 20, 2010
Provides remote access to FileMaker databases
As hinted on Monday, Apple-owned FileMaker has today released FileMaker Go, in the form of separate iPhone and iPad apps. Users can update FileMaker Pro and Server databases over local or remote networks, using either Wi-Fi or 3G connections. Databases can alternately be transferred using iTunes File Sharing, e-mail or the web, including filesharing sites.
A number of limits exist; people cannot, for instance, edit schema, layouts or scripts using Go, and some scripts are simply not supported. While the app can technically open documents from as far back as Pro 7, only v10 and v11 databases hosted by Pro, Pro Advanced, Server or Server Advanced have been tested for remote viewing. The iPhone version of the app is $20, and requires iOS 4; the iPad version is $40, and relies on iOS 3.2.