FileMaker Go is a useful tool that allows you to run your FileMaker custom apps on iPhone and iPad. This video describes what features of FileMaker Go will be discussed in this course.
- [Instructor] This course assumes that you've already built your FileMaker custom apps. I'm going to show you how to work with those custom apps on your IOS device. Now, if you're not comfortable with the concepts behind building custom apps in FileMaker, there are plenty of videos on this site that can help you. I would suggest Learning FileMaker Pro16 as a great way to get started. Now, before you get started playing around with FileMaker Go or following along with the exercises, you must first get a copy of FileMaker Go on your IOS device You can either load FileMaker Go on an Ipad Pro, an Ipad Mini, Ipad Airs, really any Ipad or on an Iphone.
If you don't have a copy already, you can go to the Itunes Store and search for FileMaker Go 16, and you'll be able to download a copy for free. Once you have a copy of FileMaker Go on your device, you can either use a custom app that's stored on the device or you can connect to a custom app that's hosted on FileMaker's Server. If you choose to connect to a custom app hosted on FileMaker's server, that copy of FileMaker's server will require enough connections to support your device. You'll either need connections as part of your license or user licenses. You'll have to consult your license materials for information on which one of those two you have.
I'll also add that if you're having trouble connecting to FileMaker Server, make sure that you have Port5003 open and that your device is on the same network as FileMaker's server. So once you've installed FileMaker Go on your device, you can work with the locally stored custom app or connect to a shared one as long as you have available connections or user licenses on FileMaker's server. Of course, you can always just follow along on screen as you watch this course as well.
- Understanding FileMaker Go
- Getting files on the device
- Touring the interface
- Design considerations for FileMaker Go
- Creating and editing records
- Working with container fields in FileMaker Go
- Matching keyboards to data types
- Detecting gestures in FileMaker Go