2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2012 8:14 AM by jbante

    Filemaker 12 screen stencils/themes for iPhone, iPad


      1. When will Filemaker issue an update of FileMaker 12 that will include screen stencils for the higher-resolution iPads and iPhones, as well as the larger screen on the iPhone 5?


      2. When a custom size screen stencil is created, why is there not an option to name it and add it to the dropdown list. (The list should allow multiple custom stencils and of course the option to delete a custom size.)


      3. Likewise, when will the themes be updated to include the expanded screen size of the iPhone 5.

        • 1. Re: Filemaker 12 screen stencils/themes for iPhone, iPad

          1.1. The screen resolution stencils for iPhone and iPad are already the correct size for devices with Retina displays. The on-screen dimensions in points are the same on devices both with and without Retina displays. FileMaker scales the graphics up or down for each pixel density as appropriate.


          1.2. FileMaker Go for iPhone has not been updated yet to accomodate the larger iPhone 5 screen dimensions. It runs letterboxed. So having a layout stencil tailored for that screen dimension might be jumping the gun a bit. If you wanted to go ahead and start designing for iPhone 5 dimensions in anticipation of a version of FileMaker Go that isn't letterboxed, you could make a custom stencil size for the appropriate dimensions: 320x473 for portrait orientation, and 568x255 for landscape, if my calculations are correct and FileMaker doesn't change the size of its chrome in Go.


          2. I agree. Saving custom stencils would be nice.


          3. Personally, I think it will be a best practice to continue designing layouts to work well in the smaller iPhone screen, with objects that intelligently auto-resize for the larger screen. I will be updating my scripts for previewing iDevice window sizes on the desktop to include iPhone 5 dimensions, though.

          • 2. Re: Filemaker 12 screen stencils/themes for iPhone, iPad

            FileMaker Go 12 for iPhone has now been updated to use the screen dimensions of the iPhone 5 and the latest iteration of the iPod Touch.