HowTo - Using FileMaker 12 Runtime files with FileMaker Go 12
Using FileMaker 12 Runtime files with FileMaker Go 12
A step by step guide to create a Filemaker Runtime that can be used in the Free Filemaker Go App on iPads and iPhones.
Did FileMaker just open the door for developers to create databases that will run on Macs, Windows, iPhones and iPads, all for free?
For a long time now, the company has offered a method of creating free FileMaker Runtimes for Mac and Windows, using FileMaker Pro Advanced. Runtimes are feature-limited copies of the FileMaker software that don’t require the user to purchase FileMaker 12 to run a specifically created database. Note that you can only create Runtimes using FileMaker Pro Advanced, the developer version that sells for $499 — $200 more than the regular version.
What if there were a way to use the same data file that originates from a Runtime version on the iPhone/iPad? The implications would be big right? Free on the desktop and free on an iPhone or iPad. A developer could create a single file that could be used on Macs, Windows, iPhones and iPads, all without any underlying costs beyond the initial purchase of FileMaker Pro Advanced.