Introduction: Welcome to FileMaker on the Move

The rise of mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad during the first decade of the twenty-first century has been as dramatic an event in the technology world as the introductions of personal computers and the World Wide Web. In fact, some (including the author) would argue that mobile computing is a much bigger innovation because it has quickly and dramatically changed the ways in which people use technology. Personal computers were smaller and more flexible than mainframe computers, and the Web is a fast and powerful way to present and consume organized data, but what you can do with a FileMaker database in your hand wherever you go is not just smaller, more flexible, or faster; it is different. ...

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