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  • FileMaker releases free upgrade for developers

    FileMaker has announced an upgraded version of the Technical Network, available for free for all FileMaker developers. The FileMaker Technical Network is specifically designed for those creating FileMakerPro database solutions. “The FileMaker Technical Network delivers a huge array of tools and resources for FileMaker Pro database creators, as well as an outstanding online community. Now it’s all for free,” says Jon Sigler, vice president, product management, FileMaker. “We encourage all active FileMaker developers to join.” Additionally, the company has announced that those signing up for FileMarker Technical Network before 15 March will be able to purchase a one-time only software download of the FileMaker Training Series for NZ$12.99 (usually priced at NZ$189). Membership in the FileMaker Technical Network includes access to a library of scripts, calculations and functions as well as how-to articles, member-only webinars, iOS development resources for FileMaker Go for the iPhone and iPad, technical white papers and access to an online developer forum. The company is also offering an optional FileMaker Developer Subscription exclusive to FileMaker TechNet members for a NZ$129 annual fee, providing a FileMaker Server Advanced development license for building and testing multi-user solutions (limited to three FileMaker Pro connections and three web connections); a free software download of the FileMaker Training Series that includes updates (to help you master the essentials of FileMaker development) and early access to pre-release software to get a head start on planning and developing customer and in-house database solutions. These products are available in New Zealand directly through FileMaker or through Ingram Micro.

  • FileMaker updates Bento for Mac, iPhone, iPad

    A little more than three years ago, FileMaker had only started to offer a personal database program for Mac users intimidated by the extensive features of FileMaker Pro. Flash forward to 2011, and Bento has not only become a mainstay program for individual users on the Mac, but it's also available in versions for all of Apple's iOS devices.