FileMaker has terminated sales of its FileMaker Mobile product and is warning its users that its databasing software isn't yet Leopard-compatible.
The company will end all sales of FileMaker Mobile on Wednesday, 19 December. It will terminate support for the product line on 18 June, the company said.
In related news, the company is telling FileMaker Pro 9 users not to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' if they want to continue to use the software. This is particularly noteworthy as FileMaker is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple.
A note on the company website says: "We are very excited about the release of Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5). We are currently working on Leopard compatibility updates for FileMaker Pro 9, FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced, FileMaker Server 9 and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced. At this time FileMaker does not recommend the use of FileMaker 9 products on computers running Mac OS X Leopard."
A FileMaker representative has explained the company's strong history of staying up-to-date with Mac OS X. It was one of the first major firms to release a Universal binary supporting version of its software in FileMaker 8.5. The company is working very closely with Apple and predicts Leopard support will follow soon after the release of the final version of the new OS this week.
The FileMaker representative also stressed the business-critical nature of its software and explained the need to put the software through thorough testing in order to preserve its customers business.