FileMaker Mobile 8 is available now, FileMaker UK has confirmed.
The product is a companion for FileMaker Pro 8. It is designed specifically for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices and moves beyond synchronising with local desktop databases. Users can now synchronise 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 up and running quickly."
FileMaker Mobile 8 runs on the Palm Treo 650, and many other Palm and Windows Mobile compatible handheld devices. It supports a range of applications - from 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 synchronisation, FileMaker Mobile 8 allows flexible data entry and viewing features.
New features include:
FileMaker Pro databases, teams can now synchronise with databases hosted by FileMaker Server.
Handheld databases can be synchronised with databases created in FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Developer 7 (including runtime versions), FileMaker Pro 8, FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced (including runtime versions), FileMaker Server 8, and FileMaker Server 8 Advanced.
Six new ready-to-use mobile starter solutions ship with the software: contact management; asset management; research notes; student records; movie library and recipe tracking.
FileMaker Mobile 8 costs £45 (excluding VAT). An upgrade for users of FileMaker Mobile 7 or FileMaker Mobile 2.1 costs £12.50, also excluding VAT.
Volume licensing and special education pricing is also available.