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Screen refresh rate in FileMaker Go 12 on iPhone 4 is slow

Question asked by DamonCasey on Jun 3, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2013 by jgalt


Screen refresh rate in FileMaker Go 12 on iPhone 4 is slow


FileMaker Go


FileMaker Go 12.0.2

Operating system version

iOS 5.1 (9B176)

Description of the issue

I've developed a very simple database with a form view layout that is about 2.5 times the height of the iPhone screen. The layout consists of 12 fields (1 is a stored calculation, all others are number or text fields), and 7 buttons. The layout is based on the Cool Gray Touch theme with no custom modifications of layout objects. Scrolling from top to bottom of the layout redraws the screen very slowly compared to native iOS apps and is disconcerting to the user. This happens whether the scrolling speed is fast or slow.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a form view layout based on the Cool Gray Touch theme that is at least twice as long as the iPhone screen. Add at least 10-12 fields to it, and then scroll up and down the layout.

Expected result

The layout redraws very smoothly like a native iOS app. For instance, go into the Settings app and scroll up and down. The scrolling is very smooth and clean.

I appreciate that our layouts in FileMaker Go are not native to iOS and that FileMaker Go is a fantastic effort to have a full FileMaker client running on iOS.

Users expectations are high considering the quality of the iOS platform and noticeable issues are producing a reduction in user experience.

Actual result

The redraw is very noticeable to the user.


No workarounds. The layout is very basic and has no conditional formatting or other calculation engine work that would cause the layout to redraw so slowly.