The version on the community website does not work with iOS8 (The last time I downloaded). I checked the link and it doesn't state that it has been updated to work either. I modified the last version I downloaded to work with iOS8, so here is a link to my modified version of the App Maker Database. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kga91scjyo7wejv/App%20Maker.fmp12?dl=0 There are still issue with Filemaker Go and iOS8, but it does work.
There are some conversions available here and on community.filemaker.com for AppMaker (iOS8)
AppMaker is a FileMaker file that creates 'profiles' that can be mailed to an iOS device and installed there. You can create 'webclips' that can be started by tapping on a icon, the webclip starts a FMGo file. Feels like a true iOS app...
The original AppMaker was freely available on technet - but wasn't updated for iOS8 by the creator. On technet (community.filemaker.com) is also a thread that shows the steps to change the profile-files manually, what is quite easy
But that was not the correct answer.
Perhaps you could rephrase your original question then. i'm sure there are those who will help.
You have to follow the guide lines that Apple store has for Apps. These steps are hard to comply with using FMGo. I read others statement on the internet that states that FMGo databases are not allow because they are not stand alone database. I don't know if that is completely true. I would say that your install would have to install FMGo and the database as well as an Icon to run your database. There are bugs with the release of iOS8 that prevent your FMGo switch to the database clicked by the webclip. FMGo will open but if there is another database already open then the screen will not switch to your database, it opens to the current open database. There is no simple solution to selling an FMGo database on the Apple store. I would say it is currently almost impossible but Apple has the last say so you would have to submit your work to them.
Wow.. you get it..
Yea.. I think Filemaker Dropped the Ball when they introduced Filemaker Go.
and not extending the creators a way to at least put a Web. Clip to the database on the Apple Iphone App Store.
Filemaker Go is a Disaster
I would not say that it is a disaster, FMGo is a fairly new product, that hasn't had a big push behind it. The version numbers of FMGo got changed to match FMP. There hasn't been that many releases of FMGo. I think and hope that FM will go a different direction. I seen a post by another Forum user on the FM Community forum under the topic "New features Expected in 14". (Title may be a little different) and his statement which I agree with is : FM should drop FMGo and the Runtime that is created now and create a new method to create Runtimes for databases on iOS devices that are networkable. You would still have to buy FMGo license to connect to FMS and leave FMP as is with 5 concurrent license. I really like this idea, I don't know if he made a feature request or not but I think I'm going to, the more they get maybe the more chance of them listening.
Here is a link to make a feature request.
A edit to my post. It would not be a FMGo license to connect, if they drop FMGo, but you would have to still have a license to connect to FMS from the iOS device.
I retract Disaster, and agree its not.
I get very frustrated trying to deploy the Filemaker Go solution to hundreds of users.
All I think is a great solution is be able to build a simple Native iPhone App with
Stuff attached to it. and My Solution would be solved. Im trying to see if Apple will allow this.
I did read and ReDirect URL have to be mobile ready. I think FM Go does that well.
Thank you for the Comment.. Im trying to find out if. I you happen to find out please let me know.
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The App Maker database will create a profile file that you can email to the device to install the icon. Icons on the iOS device are not just simple urls. The App Maker database use the url you refer to in the profile file it creates. Using the App Maker database is the easies method currently to get an icon on your device.
Here is a website that will create a webclip for you and then email you the profile back http://apps.gowrap.net/
The problem with using a web service would be on a networked webclip, I would not want to sent my login information to a website to create the icon.
You will still have to provide for FMGo to be installed on the device and your database.
Thank you for your posts.
Under the Apple App Store Review Guidelines, it states:
"2.8 Apps that install or launch other executable code will be rejected"
Therefore, you will be unable to call FileMaker Go directly from your application.
For those not familiar with the App Store Review Guidelines, see:
I was afraid that was the issue.
Filemaker has left developers hanging from a limb with deploying filemaker go to the masses. But the want to charge $5 per month for concurrent users. What a joke. I'm saying good Bye to filemaker and hello to the apple app store.
I thought that was part of the guidelines but I couldn't find it, so I posted a link to the guidelines myself.
I noticed a update that states it was made for ios8 which confused me about the guidelines. The database is not an executable it will not run without FMGo. So your rule above should not apply because it not an executable calling another executable to run. I would think the database should consider an Extension to Filemaker Go to provide addition functionality, which is allow.
If you can provide additional information it would be very helpful, which it may have to be answered by Apple.
The only time you mention apple app store was in your title. Then you replied to distribute your database to 100's of people is a problem. There are many ways to distribute a database without the App store. I answered based on your question and statements.