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ZDNet's Jason O'Grady gives a resounding endorsement of the FM13 Platform in a review running today on

"FileMaker is the most robust database solution for both OS X and iOS, and the new features in version 13 solidify its position at the top of the heap. Whether you're building a simple asset or invoice database, or an enterprise-level solution with multiple concurrent users, FileMaker is simply the most powerful solution available on the Apple platform. "

FileMaker releases FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 13

Now available for intermediate to advanced users and developers to take their FileMaker skills to the next level

Sydney, Australia – March 19, 2014 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 13, low cost, in-depth training materials that help developers create FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. FileMaker Training Series: Advanced completes the company’s official self-paced training curriculum for the recently announced FileMaker 13 Platform. In January, the company unveiled the free FileMaker Training Series: Basics, available on iBooks and in PDF format.

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced provides in-depth coverage of development practices and techniques to help customers master the essentials of FileMaker 13 solution development. The training series is mainly for intermediate to advanced FileMaker developers, but it will also be useful to anyone who creates solutions and for those developers preparing to become a FileMaker 13 Certified Developer.

The FileMaker Training Series: Advanced has been completely restructured and formatted for improved ease of use. It incorporates callout tips for developing solutions to use on FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone and on FileMaker WebDirect in a web browser. The series also comes with an entire module dedicated to interface design and includes tips on getting the most out of new features in FileMaker 13 such as styles and themes, new scripts, container field enhancements, database encryption and more.

FileMaker Technical Network welcomes 50,000th member

Today, the FileMaker Technical Network, a thriving community for anyone who creates custom solutions for iPad, iPhone, desktops, and the web with the FileMaker product line, has reached 50,000 members. The FileMaker Technical Network offers a wealth of free technical resources for FileMaker developers and users, all at no charge to members.

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"Early Bird" Discount Ends June 19 for FileMaker Developer Conference

FileMaker announced today that attendees registering for the annual FileMaker Developer Conference have until June 19 to take advantage of the "early bird" discount and save NZ $400 off registration. After June 19, the full conference fee of NZ $1,995 for the Standard Registration package and NZ $2,750 for the Gold Registration package applies.

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Interviews reveal 3-month payback and ROI of 289% from FileMaker solutions for iPad and iPhone

Forrester’s interviews with a customer’s application development team showed that financial benefits from the FileMaker solutions surpassed costs three months after creation, and two-year ROI of 289%.

Readers of the study may estimate their own costs and benefits from FileMaker solutions compared to existing processes and to alternative tools. The study provides a framework that considers developers’ hourly costs, total time, time saved compared to current processes and alternative development methods.

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FileMaker Developer Conference - view sessions highlights

FileMaker Developer Conference explores design, development and business innovation with the FileMaker Platform

Over 80 expert-led sessions detail how to build powerful, custom solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web

March 13, 2013 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced schedule highlights for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2013, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate database developers, trainers and users. “Platform for Innovation” is the theme of the 18th annual conference, which features two new tracks and will be at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in San Diego, California USA, August 12-15.

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FileMaker Asia Pacific Manager Willem Meyer featured on Kochie's Business Builders

Willem Meyer, FileMaker Regional Manager Asia Pacific, recently appeared on popular Australian business website Kochie's Business Builders, outlining the various capabilities of FileMaker to a small business audience.

In the video interview, Willem explains how FileMaker enables businesses to create custom database solutions that fit around their business, rather than forcing businesses to change their processes to suit existing database software products.

Willem also discusses the growing trend towards Business to Employee (B2E) apps and how FileMaker is helping change the way we work by encouraging greater mobility.

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