Friday, 24 April 2015 02:02

FileMaker Go really gets going with over 1.5 million downloads


Apple-owned database company FileMaker has announced over 1.5 million downloads of the FileMaker Go app for iPhone and iPad, underscoring its popularity for custom solutions.

With over 1.5 million downloads of its FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad, the company says this demonstrates the app’s momentum and wide-ranging use, underscoring the broad appeal of the FileMaker platform for creating custom iOS solutions.

The FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone app, a free download from the iTunes App Store, is part of FileMaker’s comprehensive lineup of desktop, server and iOS software for creating custom business solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and web browsers.

Ryan Rosenber, VP of Marketing and Service for FileMaker said: “The FileMaker Platform is helping improve business and life for everyone from local fruit growers to cleanup specialists working on EPA Superfund sites [in the US] to health care workers in Haiti.

“Our customers amaze us with their ingenuity in developing custom iOS solutions. We continue to invest in making our platform the easiest, most flexible way to get data and business processes to where they matter most.”

So, what are some local examples of FileMaker Go helping companies to save time and money or to help save lives?

Well, there are two Australian examples and one from New Zealand.

The first is environmental organisation, Planet Ark. FileMaker Go allowed the organisation to free staff from physical offices, letting them access and share information from any given location. Along with giving the team the ability to work more productively, FileMaker says its the mobile solution has also lowered infrastructure costs through shared office areas and hosted services.

Then there’s the Melbourne football club, Carlton FC, which says FileMaker Go allowed it to escape the burden of using handwritten notes and spread sheets to manage data. The club can now deal with injuries and changes on the go, as the solution involves instant data entry on iPad, which has digitised the Carlton training regimes.

Finally, there’s Way To Go Heliservices, a New Zealand-based helicopter tour agency. It offers a range of commercial, agricultural and aerial transportation services, with FileMaker Go helped to streamline the comapny’s business processes across several locations, including in the air.

So, that’s the company’s description of how FileMaker Go is helping companies to run their operations and businesses in a more efficient manner.

Clearly, FileMaker hopes you’ll explore its software to see if it can help your business, too. Whether you do or don’t is up to you, but as an Apple-owned company, it’s clear that FileMaker’s impact extends well beyond simply making files.

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is iTWire's Technology Editor is one of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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