Does my database have to be hosted on a FileMaker web server to display on the iPhone.
Yes. In order to communicate with FileMaker your database needs to be hosted. Then FileMaker PHP pages can be created to communicate with the database and display the information via the browser on your iPhone. Remember the data is Dynamic so the user can interact with it, just like in the FileMaker database. Information entered into the iPhone website will automatically be written to the FileMaker database.
Can FMGateway host my database? Yes. We certainly can, and it is very simple to set up. We can have you up and running in just a few minutes. You will also receive a powerful browser based database manager that enables you to open, close, back-up, and upload your database.
If FMGateway hosts my database can I access it other than on the web? Yes certainly! You can access your database via remote access. Simply open FileMaker on your local computer and select File > Open Remote > then simply enter the domain information we give you. The database will then open locally on your computer. Complete tutorial for FileMaker Remote Hosting and access here.
How much does it cost to host a FileMaker database for the iPhone? $24.99 a month.
Why do I have to use a browser to display FileMaker data on the iPhone? Until recently that was the only way to view data on the iPhone. But now, the creatives behind FMWebschool have created FMTouch. FMTouch is like FileMaker Mobile on steroids.
Why do I have to use FX.php or the API for PHP? Both FX.php and the API for PHP were developed to communicate with FileMaker. These two powerful PHP classes enable you to build FileMaker driven websites.
Where can I download FX.php? You can download FX.php for free from here
Where can I download the API for PHP? Mac Version | Windows Version
Can you help create a website for us for the iPhone? Certainly. We have developed over 400 FileMaker driven websites. If you would like help with development, please call 800.353.7950 or email us for more information.