7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2015 2:08 PM by mbk28

    iPad Pro FM screen size

    dsr1

      Hi All,

       

      I'm downunder in Oz and we will be getting the iPad Pro as of 11 November.

       

      I've been sweating on this evolution for a number of years. I have a large business application and although it looks great on the standard iPad it should look and work a whole lot better on the Pro.

       

      OIS 9.1 has given me a little more vertical size and that's been great for a few layouts that were (and still are) somewhat cluttered.

       

      From what I have been able to glean it appears that the FileMaker playground will be the same as the existing iPads, but I am still unsure.

       

      Can anyone please let me know if the same layouts will scale to the larger screen.

       

      Thanks in advance,

       

      Peter

        • 1. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
          mikebeargie

          Yes, it has been my experience that (for the most part with only minor tweaks) layouts made using the guides for iPads in filemaker will scale accordingly.

           

          Since the iPad Pro is 2732 x 2048, you may just want to add your own custom guides, given that you'll have a lot more screen real estate, and your buttons and fields will probably look a lot larger without any restyling.

          • 2. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
            dsr1

            Thanks Mike,

            I'll find out soon. The Pro has just been released here.

             

            Peter

            • 3. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
              jbante

              It doesn't look like the screen size knowledge base article has been updated to include the iPad Pro, but it does have the information necessary to derive what we'd expect the working layout space to be. Note that for the purposes of designing FileMaker layouts, we should think of the iPad Pro screen being one quarter of it's actual pixel count, i.e. 1366 x 1024 points.

              • 4. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
                bigtom

                I am not sure how you are getting it so early. I have been on a waiting list and they have told me delivery will be 11/23 at the earliest. The Keyboard and Pencil wont be available until next year.

                • 5. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
                  dsr1

                  Hi All,

                   

                  I've got the Pro and I love it. Pity I have to wait 4-5 weeks for the keyboard / cover and pencil.

                   

                  Yes, the Pro does have more real estate so your iPad layouts will take up about 65% of the screen.

                   

                  But don't panic. The Pro has a display option of Standard and Zoomed. In Zoomed mode the standard iPad screen layout fits perfectly. It looks very good and it's truely "sausage finger friendly".

                   

                  It's also about 10 times faster than my old iPas 2 so it will be fantastic for demos to small groups. Better still, when the pencil arrives I will be able to work from the side of the screen, staying out of the viewers line of sight.

                  • 6. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
                    bigtom

                    I have one. I like it. Pretty fast.

                    • 7. Re: iPad Pro FM screen size
                      mbk28

                      I have one too and update some of my bases for it, it will be nice if we can make or modify some model on it