May 6th 2002
By Mike Flaminio
FileMaker Inc. is planning to push its software hard at Apple's World-Wide Developers' Conference (WWDC) which commences today. Spotlighted will be its FileMaker Mobile software, which the company announced at MWSF last January.
FileMaker is touting its i-mode software, one version of which it developed especially for the Japanese market, where smart phones have gained tremendous popularity. i-mode lets cellular mobile users access internet and mail from their phones. FileMaker Mobile for i-mode adds the capability to download its Mobile Groupware (including Scheduler, Meeting Room Reservation, Bulletin Board, Contact List, Bookmark, etc.), and Mobile Sales Tool direct to a phone. FileMaker Mobile 2 and FileMaker Mobile for i-mode are expected ot be released shortly.
FileMaker also plans to show off its FileMaker Pro 5.5, FileMaker Server 5.5 and FileMaker Developer 5.5, all running natively on OS X. FileMaker 5.5 also runs on various editions of Windows.
More info at FileMaker Inc.