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Mark’s most recent collaboration with FileMaker, the How To Guide – Designing Faster iOS Database Apps – describes best practices for designing FileMaker Pro database applications for optimal performance on iPhone and iPad. FileMaker Pro developers will learn to design high-performance applications by following best practices in key areas including Layout Design, Database Design and Wide Area Network Design.

This new guide is featured in FileMaker’s Developer Community.


The FileMaker Technical Network is a free-to-join community of FileMaker enthusiasts that includes database developers, designers and users. In November 2011, members were introduced to the new FileMaker Developer Community with an updated site structure, profile and privacy features, and increased email functionality for notifications and discussion forums. It’s a great resource for developers to boost their FileMaker expertise, build better solutions, and solve technical challenges.

In addition to finding this new article at TechNet, in iOS Resources section, members can find past How To articles in the Technical Resource Center as well.

FileMaker launched this series of “How To” articles in April 2011 to give seasoned FileMaker developers the opportunity to share useful and practical FileMaker development techniques. Mark’s current article, as well as his October, 2011 article, Replicating an External Authentication Environment for Development, is geared toward FileMaker developers with intermediate or advanced experience.

Nancy Rodriguez manages Operations & Marketing at Skeleton Key.

About Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key is an accomplished team of technology consultants who solve business problems. We specialize in the rapid development of custom applications, integrating Macs and PCs in the professional workplace, and providing personalized FileMaker training and coaching.

Despite our end-to-end technical skills, we are consultant first and technologist second. We know that you don’t just need technology. You need to know that the technology you choose to deploy will provide the results you desire.

Skeleton Key is a Platinum Level FileMaker Business Alliance company, an Authorized FileMaker Trainer, a member of the Apple Consultants Network and a Microsoft Registered Partner.

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