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FileMaker 17 is released with new tools for creating custom apps and focusing on speed

THE FileMaker, a subsidiary of Apple, yesterday launched the newest version of its unified platform for creating personalized apps for businesses and users. O FileMaker 17 focuses on simplifying the learning curve for using the software, in addition to bringing a number of new features to a simple and intuitive process in creating software and apps the way you need them.

The novelties of the seventh edition of the software are divided into three main categories:

  • Development: it is possible to select one of the six new initial apps to start your project more quickly, as well as connect additional tables to them to implement features quickly; layout mode has been redesigned with more accessible tools and support for master-detail layouts;
  • Mobility: new calculation function can capture information from sensors of iPhones or iPads, such as the gyroscope; It is possible to configure a local notification to be displayed on the mobile device when FileMaker Go is closed or running in the background; in addition, support was added when dragging / dropping iPads running iOS 11 or higher;
  • Administration and integration: brings a Server Admin Console redesigned, lighter and with simplified interface, as well as a trial period of the REST API to access FileMaker Server until September 27, 2019; the API itself has been improved with support for scripts FileMaker Server and other new features.

The vice president of global marketing at FileMaker, Ann Monrou, shared a few words about the update:

With the FileMaker 17 platform, users can not only do more in less time, but can do more on the move. Business teams of all sizes are looking for ways to improve productivity, and this release builds on FileMaker's tradition of offering a unified tool to quickly create and deploy custom applications.

FileMaker 17 can be purchased or signed on the company's official website; the full individual license costs $ 616, while the update (for users of previous versions of the platform, even FileMaker 14) $ 225. There are also subscriptions for teams on FileMaker Server, with options for groups from five people.

FileMaker Go 17, meanwhile, is already available for free on the App Store for iPhones and iPads.


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