FileMaker 16 will change the way how custom apps are built. The new version provides ample scope for the professional developers to try out new features. It also offers a lot of educational content in order to help the developers. So what\u2019s new in FileMaker 16? Some of the most important features in this platform are: \tBetter support with iBeacons \u2013 FileMaker 16 automatically looks for known beacons and it can also be used to set up geofences. In the earlier version, one had to actively scan them. \tLogin via multiple platforms \u2013 Historically, FileMaker allowed single sign-on authentication through Windows or Mac OS X. Now it is possible to log in to FileMaker through Google, Amazon or Microsoft Azure. FileMaker 16 supports \u2018OAuth\u2019 which allows integration with external cloud authentication providers. \tSupport for JSON \u2013 FileMaker 16 allows accessing JSON in FileMaker. This will help in sharing of data from non - FileMaker sites. It solves the major problem of passing data from different sources to FileMaker. The new version is trying to move closer towards the objective of reaching out to a phase wherein it will be easily possible for FileMaker to connect with other services and vice versa. \tLook and feel \u2013 The new version of FileMaker allows single-document interface model which liberates itself from the application frame. This makes the app look as a part of Windows 10 platform. Another feature is \u2018Card window\u2019 which is basically without a window frame and a menu bar giving a more browser like experience. \tUsability \u2013All document Windows are independent of one another hence they can be placed anywhere on the monitor. There is information about all the functions available in the Specify Calculation Dialog Box. This box provides information about the specific function. Copy pasting value lists with standard keyboard functions in FileMaker Pro is now possible. \tLock icons \u2013 You can view the encryption information about your connection and host by clicking on the lock icon. \tImproved layout Objects Window \u2013 With FileMaker 16, you can easily select, hide or name objects that are present on the current layout. \tScripting \u2013 You can run a specified script when an Ios device enters a specific region. One can also open the Launch Center for opening, creating and managing FileMaker applications. Some other scripting changes are: \tThe zoom and volume settings for video can be changed. \tYou can provide animations when users switch or move across layouts helping the user to visually orient himself which further enriches the mobile user experience. \tAn enhanced signature capture using transitions provides a great user experience. \tWith the Print Now function one can create PDFs in the web browser. MetaSys Software develops custom applications using Dot Net, PHP-MySQL, and FileMaker Pro. We have a team of Certified FileMaker developers with over 12 years of experience building FileMaker applications. As a FileMaker Business Alliance Member, we are also authorized resellers of FileMaker licenses. If you are looking to buy any of the FileMaker licenses then please click here.