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FileMaker, Inc. has unveiled its next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. The new software makes it even faster and easier than ever for teams to create gorgeous, tailored business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web that deliver significant productivity gains, says Ryan Rosenberg,
FileMaker 13 includes more than 50 new features. Chief among them are:
° FileMaker WebDirect, an entirely new, HTML5 browser-based technology that allows teams to create and deploy desktop-style solutions in a web browser with no programming skills required.
° Tools to create iPad and iPhone solutions that support even more iOS behaviors, including slide controls, popovers and the ability to scan records using gestures. iPad and iPhone layouts (pictured) can now be created in one step; and iOS solutions can include single-click capture of bar codes using on-device cameras and custom keyboards that speed data entry.
° Improvements to design capabilities, including support for shareable custom themes and styles, and the ability to drag and drop data fields onto design layouts.
° More robust security, with AES 256-bit encryption that locks down data no matter where it lives — on an iPad, iPhone, desktop or server. FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced is used to enable encryption.
° New enhancements for solution developers, from the ability to hide or display objects on a screen based on business logic to easier integration with web applications.
° Simplified server administration, including an entirely new HTML5 administrative console in FileMaker Server 13 for managing business solutions from anywhere.
All FileMaker 13 Platform software is available immediately. Monthly prices start at US$9 for FileMaker Pro; $15 for FileMaker Pro Advanced, and $29 for FileMaker Server under the FileMaker Annual Volume License Agreement, which is billed annually (minimum quantities apply). Traditional software licenses are also available starting at $329 for new FileMaker Pro 13 licenses and $179 for FileMaker Pro 13 upgrades.
The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone App is free from the Apple App Store. Server concurrent connections for FileMaker Go or FileMaker WebDirect are priced at $25 per 5-pack per month, and are available from FileMaker and software resellers. For more info go to http://www.filemaker.com .