As far as I know, there are three methods for getting a database file onto an iOS device:
1) Sync through iTunes.
2) Email the file and download it onto the device from the Mail app.
3) Store the database file in a container field in a hosted FileMaker database. Open the database on the iOS device. Then, use Export Field Contents. This will save the enclosed file to the Files on Device area.
Someone else may know another trick, but those are the only three methods I know of for installation. HTH
Oops! My bad; it appears it is possible to install the file. The iOS documentation says:
"FileMaker Pro files may be downloaded to an iOS device from a link on a web page."
You can also use services such as DropBox, Box.net, and DiskAid.
P.S. You can go to the "iOS Resources" tab on this forum to see the full documentation.
non of this three methods is what I need.
I need to do it from an app which will be build by our developer and which could be sold in Apple's iTunes Store.
Hoping someone knows a solution.
To my knowledge an app that downloads a FileMaker runtime solution is not allowed in Apple's iTunes store. You are essentially asking Apple to distribute an app that downloads another app which is neither sandboxed nor follows a number of other app requirements.