Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bento and the iPhone

FileMaker has discontinued FileMaker Mobile
As of the end of the business day, December 19, 2007, FileMaker, Inc. will no longer sell FileMaker Mobile.
That's a serious drag, because a database client for the iPhone is one of my high priority requirements.

On the other hand, FM has introduced the mysterious 10.5 only Bento "personal database" app:
Meet Bento — Learn More

... Bento is designed exclusively for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. It takes advantage of many of the new features of Leopard, including live linking to iCal data, core animation, advanced find, Time Machine backups, and multimedia features...
So will there by a companion iPhone application for Bento?

In the meantime, I'll be holding off on FileMaker updates. In fact, I'll be holding off on all Apple purchases until I see the iPhone SDK and the rumored major iPhone update in Feb 2008. Apple's strategy is simply murky ...

1 comment:

FMWebschool Team said...

You can actually use FileMaker on the iPhone. http://www.fmtouch.com
Bento uses MySQL Lite as does the iPhone so hopefully Bento will be availalbe soon as well.

In Kindness
Stephen Knight