Working on Studio Manager iPhone/iPad Access


in FileMaker Go, New Version, SM News, Studio Manager 11

As we speak, we are working hard on adding iPhone and iPad access to Studio Manager 11 — our upcoming release. We are adding layouts to Studio Manager 11 that are iPhone- and iPad-friendly.

To access Studio Manager 11 from an iPhone, you’ll need to purchase the $20 FileMaker Go app. The iPad version of FileMaker Go will run you $40. Considering the much higher cost of FileMaker Pro on a Mac or PC, these prices are a steal!

When you login from an iPhone or iPad in Studio Manager 11, you’ll be dropped off at a layout that fits your screen size and works well by touch.

Above is the first version of a home screen for the iPhone. We are experimenting. As you probably know, when you are designing something, you really don’t know where you will end up. We are trying things and seeing what works. More will be revealed, I’m sure.

We are focusing first on user functions for recording time, expenses and task completion. We hope to add some capacities for staff, traffic managers and executives who need to see what’s happening or look up some information while on the go.

If you are interested in iPhone or iPad access to our Studio Manager product for creative services businesses, please comment here or send an email to me with your thoughts and desires. What would you like to be able to do?

Besides this first effort to make the full Studio Manager product iPhone- and iPad-friendly, we are thinking about a smaller product that would primarily operate offline on an iPhone or iPad so you don’t have to worry about being connected to the mothership all the time and can get better performance when your connectivity is compromised to one extent or another. Again, your input is most appreciated. Don’t be shy.

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