Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. on Monday announced that it has released FileMaker Mobile 7, the latest version of its database software aimed at Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld users. The company also announced plans to release FileMaker Work Requests, the latest in a growing series of FileMaker-based applications. FileMaker is exhibiting at the National Education Computing Conference (NECC) in New Orleans, La. this week.
FileMaker Mobile enables Palm and Pocket PC users to transfer and sync up data with FileMaker Pro 7 databases. Enhancements to FileMaker Mobile 7 include the ability to synchronize multiple devices with the same desktop database; synchronize runtime applications created using FileMaker Developer 7; create scripts in FileMaker Pro 7 to run before or after synchronization with FileMaker Mobile 7; the ability to synchronize databases even without FileMaker Pro running on the desktop; and support for AlphaSmart Dana wide screens.
FileMaker Mobile 7 costs US$69. Users of FileMaker Mobile 2.x can get a $25 rebate (details are in the box). FileMaker Mobile 7 requires FileMaker Pro 7v2 or FileMaker Developer 7v2. It runs on Palm OS 3.5 to 5.2, Windows Mobile 2002 and 2003, Windows 2000 and XP and Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later.
FileMaker Work Requests is a new business application designed to work with FileMaker Pro 7 that’s coming this July. It’s a work order management application that enables businesses to create, track and report on work orders. It features customizable report tracking, pre-defined security access levels, reusable templates and more. It’s priced at $119 and sold through FileMaker’s Web store. FileMaker Work Requests requires FileMaker Pro 7 and a 1024 x 768 display; it runs on Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, and Windows XP. It will also be offered bundled with FileMaker Pro 7 for 50 percent off — $358.
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