FileMaker is a subsidiary of the Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple, and they have developed a software that makes it simpler for those who want try programming without having to know extensive computer language as compared to more experience computer programmers. With the software, building apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, and Windows PCs are made to become easier. The product has been around since the 1980s and back then it was called Nutshell. It has continuously evolved since then and just recently version 15 has just been released.
FileMaker 15 Has Recently Been Released
With the latest version of FileMaker, it now adds support for certain iOS features such as 3D Touch and Touch ID. Furthermore, it adds new support for newer technologies such as iBeacons in which is used for building location-based mobile applications. For its software side, it is now able to support Apple’s app extensions as well.
Obviously speaking, FileMaker 15 also adds a large number of other new features. However, there are some that stand out more than the rest. For instance, there are improved security features, which includes improved support for SSL certifications. It also includes integration with PostgresSQL as well as IBM’s DB2 databases (that are found in the Pro and Server versions). Like with any update, there are also performance boosts across many tools within the program.
With the use of WebDirect, the software is now able to allow its users to access their own FileMaker apps from a web browser. Even though the last version of the program did feature WebDirect support for tablet-sized devices, this time around it adds support for smartphones.
Aside from the updates, the Apple subsidiary company is also now making their tools to be more easily available towards teams. They have released pricing structures with regards to their product. For one, teams can pay an annual fee of $888 to let five users get access to the FileMaker server, Pro, Go, and WebDirect. For those who want to pick just one product, such as the FileMaker Pro, then that can be purchased with a separate and more cost efficient price.
Director of Solutions Consulting of FileMaker Andy LeCates told Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch that the focus of the program, even though the company did release the new version of the software, remains the same. It aims to make it easy to be used and would enable teams to build custom apps that are the ones like the unrepeatable processes. These are the ones in which off-the-shelf apps from the App store are seen to be not quite right.