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April 27th, 2011
Is FileMaker Go 1.2 ready as an Enterprise-level solution? After this release, we at DB Services are believers.
The latest FileMaker Go release has many new features
1) Create a PDF
2) Capture signatures
3) AirPrint wireless printing
With the release of FileMaker Go 1.2, PDF creation works just like FileMaker Pro, making an accurately rendered PDF you can easily send via email, save, or print via AirPrint. Before the FileMaker Go 1.2 release, printing to PDF was available, but wasn’t quite ready to be used in a production environment.
Next, the signature capture feature allows you to have someone sign their name right on-screen, save it as a PNG, and easily port it around where you need a signature. This opens the door to many powerful database solution possibilities as you conduct business out in the field.
Beyond signature capturing and creating PDFs, two more important new features are FileMaker Go’s ability to create charts (bar, line, area, pie) and printing capability via AirPrint compatible printers.
Finally, the ability to send a message when record locking occurs and the ability to open a hidden file via network path are key real-world usability improvements.
All of what I’ve listed here make FileMaker Go ready for prime time as an Enterprise-level solution. I’m looking forward to pairing FileMaker Go 1.2 with iPads and iPhones to create powerful on-the-go environments!
Note: FileMaker Go 1.2 requires iOS 4.2.1
Kevin is CEO and Business Project Manager for DB Services. He also a founding member of the FileMaker Partner Council and certified in FileMaker 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, and 8. Kevin is passionate about FileMaker as a custom application platform and is constantly on a mission to improve how he approaches each assignment.