You are correct this is a change in ios8. There is not a work around, You can create a webclip, (Icon on the screen) but it does not always open the database. Apple nor Filemaker puts out very much information, on why they do anything. I speculate from information that I have read on the internet that this had to do with Apple security added to the OS. Databases are not standalone and require Filemaker Go to run. A virus runs basically the same way, it attaches itself to another program to run, with the new Apple Pay on the iPhone 6, Apple is adding extra security.
You now have to give apps permission to use the camera in iOS8 maybe they will add something similar to allow databases to runs.
Hi S Chamblee,
Thanks for your quick reply and comments. Understood. Its a big shame for us that it has to be this way - at least for now. Thanks again for your help.
Well.. 'internet' is a bad world, therefore security is very important. You can have a starter-file on iOS that starts the loaded file. More elegant is the way via web-clip, the user will find an icon on iOS - taping on that icon and the 'Go-app' will start.
FileMaker created once 'AppMaker', a FileMaker file that created the web clip. Someone on the forums here updated that file for iOS8
I updated the AppMaker for ios8, but as I stated in the above post it does not always open the database or I should say it does not switch to that database if another database is running in Go already. It will always open Go. I did not post a link to the App Marker, because I believe they wanted to run it from an email and not from the home screen. Here is a link to the AppMaker database I modified. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kga91scjyo7wejv/App%20Maker.fmp12?dl=0