A step by step guide to create a Filemaker Runtime that can be used in the Free Filemaker Go App on iPads and iPhones.
<SNIP> 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. <SNIP>