FileMaker has been helping companies transform their business more than 30 years and developed quite the installed user base around the world. Here’s a run down of some FileMaker statistics and facts.
The FileMaker platform consists of 6 separate products that work together to create custom application solutions: FileMaker client (desktop macOS/Windows), FileMaker Advanced (developers), FileMaker Go (mobile iPhone/iPad), FileMaker Server, FileMaker Webdirect (web), and FileMaker Cloud (hosting via AWS).
Over 24 million copies of FileMaker have been delivered in 15 languages to organizations of all sizes. (50% or more of them have been overseas.)
The FileMaker mobile client FileMaker Go for the iPad and iPhone has over 2 million downloads on iOS devices making it the most popular mobile database app in the app store. With over 1 billion active iOS devices in the world it is a huge opportunity to grow even more.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple (the largest company in the world) FileMaker has been independently profitable for 72+ quarters consistently.
DB Engines reported FileMaker in the top 10 relational databases…and it connects to the top DBs (Oracle, mySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Postgre SQL) automatically via the built-in ESS (External SQL Sources) feature. FileMaker usage has been trending up over time.
G2 Crowd ranked FileMaker as the #1 rapid application development software. Grid℠ for Rapid Application Development | Fall 2016
There are over 1,200 FileMaker Business Alliance partners worldwide. In the Americas there are about 50 FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum partners.
The FileMaker Community has over 50,000 members of which there are at least 500 certified developers. The FileMaker Developer Conference (DevCon) hosts an annual attendance of approximately 1,500 people gathered from over 18 countries around the world.
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