Thanks go most of all to the people at Apple and FileMaker, who have built an incredibly elegant and powerful platform for databases and mobile devices. If you go back to the very roots of what is now Mac OS X, you will find the key concepts that make the technologies in this book possible. For example, networking data in what is now called “the cloud” was part of the very first versions of the operating system. The tremendous work at Apple (and, to be fair, at other places) to let mobile devices discover one another has been integral to the mobile world we have today. With that focus, developers, engineers, and end users were able to make the most of mobile technologies as they have matured.

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