FileMaker, Apple’s subsidiary that creates relational database software, has released apps for the iPhone and iPad dubbed FileMaker Go. The apps allow users to view, edit, and search databases created with FileMaker Pro on a desktop computer hosted on FileMaker Server or in FileMaker Pro over Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection. Existing databases can also be copied over to an iPhone or iPad using the File Sharing feature in iTunes.
These apps are intended purely as mobile companions to the desktop FileMaker desktop products. FileMaker Pro desktop products for Mac or Windows start at $299 and FileMaker Server products start at $999. FileMaker has posted demo videos to showcase the features of the new apps – the video for the iPhone version is embedded below: