6 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2017 9:36 AM by HenryRobinson

    Making a soultion avaliable to an unknow amount of remote users


      There is so many different option now on how one could make a solution available remotely I am a little confused on the best option.


      First here is my setup and a quick description of what I would like to do.

      • I am currently running version 15 but I have 16 just not installed yet. I am developing on windows 7/10 and have some users on iPhone/iPad
      • FileMaker Pro 15 advanced
      • Filemaker Pro 15
      • FileMaker Server 15


      What I would like to do is sell a monthly subscription that would give remote and offline access to my database updated daily. Of course for the offline update the user would need to ether re-download or I might setup some sort of syncing. If I could sell the database today I expect I would have between 2-10 users but it could grow I am just not sure by how much. I would be really excited if I got 50 monthly subscribers but I find it a little far fetched.


      So I guess this is two questions

      • How do I give remote access to a unknown amount of users ranging from 2-50.
        • Web-direct would have a nice advantage of letting it work on Android but I have to say the times I have tried this in the past I have not been impressed.
        • Users could buy FileMaker pro for desktop or have FileMaker go on portable devices. but this sounds like I would need to buy access for ever 5 users?
      • How best to give offline access.
        • I have played around with runtime solutions and I really like this option so far for windows but not sure about iPhone or iPad just have not tried it yet.
        • Users could buy FileMaker pro for desktop or have FileMaker go on portable devices.
        • sounds like I might be able to sell it as a app on iTunes? Not sure if that is true or not just read it tonight.