FileMaker Pro 13 Adds New iOS Development, Web Publishing Tools

FileMaker announced the immediate availability of version 13 of its self-named professional database application on Tuesday. FileMaker Pro 13 gained new iOS development tools, along with improved Web publishing support.

FileMaker Pro 13 improves Web publishing, iOS development toolsFileMaker Pro 13 improves Web publishing, iOS development tools

Version 13 includes new tools for developing databases for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, support for iOS slide controls and popovers, gesture-based record scans, barcode scanning with the built-in camera, custom keyboard support, and one-step iPhone and iPad layout creation.

The update added FileMaker WebDirect for quickly building Web-based database interfaces without requiring HTML 5 coding skills, AES 256-bit encryption for desktop, iPhone, and iPad databases, the ability to share custom themes and styles, support for adding new database fields via drag-and-drop, easier FileMaker server administration, and more.

FileMaker Pro 13 is priced at US$329, or $179 for upgrades from earlier versions. The company is also offering subscription licenses starting at $9 a month for FileMaker Pro, $15 for FileMaker Pro Advanced, and $29 for FileMaker Server.

FileMaker Go for the iPhone and iPad is a free download at Apple's iTunes Store, and FileMaker Server connections for FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect cost $25 per month for five concurrent connections.