Yes, I know - one of the other threads here was marked as 'solved'. I just wanted to keep clear, that there is something not working as before...
for local files, AppMaker works in some way,
- local FM-Apps will appear as 'Apps' with icons, double-clickable
- the Apps will not show up in 'App-switching'
- IMHO this will not work with files hosted on FMS
I don't believe that installing OSX Server is a solution.. not everyone is running OSX (and those who are won't install a software without a need or knowledge for that). The configuration utility is a no-go for me since the first version for iOS7 left my iPad in the maintainance-state because as I wanted it to install a profile, it talled me 'installing a profile' for 15 minutes - then I stopped that process. Unfortunately, it was on the way to install the iOS update without telling me anything about that.. sorry, that's really a no-go. I never update a system without a backup - and that happenend at that time.
I personally don't care if this issue is solved or not in the current release - I won't use that thing any more...
Installing OS X Server is only on 1 Mac machine. It would be a machine managed by you or the database administrator. It would not be installed on any of your end users machines.
The automatic updates from OS X Server do not have anything to do with the iOS system or iOS updates. The automatic updates only pertain to changes you make to the configuration profile. The configuration profile can be as simple as only web clips to as complicated as settings for all sorts of services like VPN, Wifi, Calendar, Contacts, Certificates, and much more.
I have done extensive testing and implementation with OS X Server and the profile and it has worked very well for the Mac and iOS world. It has made implementing our databases very easy and simple for the end users. It also has the ability to automatically send apps to the device which has helped for users that do not have filemaker installed. It is as simple as I have been able to make the process. I have not run into any issue with this system.
I am not sure about the configuration utility. I used it before switching to OS X Server. The way I used the iPhone configuration utility just to create configuration profiles to email. I ran into too many issues and decided to find a better solution.
I have not worked with windows icons at this point though will probably need to figure this out within the next couple months.
Actually, there's no way to prevent devices to perform updates. Accidentally or on purpose.
I don't like it either but I deal with the fact that my solution must be prepared for every upcoming OS.
just to make one thing clear:
- iTunes asks before updating, at least on my machines at that time
- the configurator asked as well - as I tried the second time. It just did _not_ tell anything at the first time
- all I need is to know that an update is ready -> then I have to backup my FikeMaker Go Data...
btw: AppMaker 1.04 serves my needs - this thread was created at the time when AppMaker 1.03 was the current version