There are two general groups FileMaker users: (1) those that primarily utilize an app created with FileMaker by someone else and (2) those that are developers that create and update custom apps using FileMaker.
Claris FileMaker is ranked as the top Workplace Innovation Platform. Its great low-code toolkit allows custom business apps to be built quickly. It’s so flexible that you really can solve almost any business problem with it!
For the person who wants to DIY a FileMaker solution as a developer, here are six great resources from Claris to get you started.
1. Claris Academy
Claris Academy includes many instructional videos and archives of sessions from the annual Claris Engage conference where you can learn about the latest features of the platform and techniques for developing your app.
2. Claris Marketplace
At the Claris Marketplace, you’ll find hundreds of pre-built templates, apps, plug-ins, and add-ons to get your solution started. Search for “LuminFire” to find our free starter solution as well as many of our other FileMaker solutions.
3. DIY eBook for building a custom app
This eBook provides some helpful guidance for first steps.
4. Claris Community – New to FileMaker
There are many people on the Claris community boards who will answer questions for free. They are a helpful and friendly group of people with a broad knowledge base.
5. Claris Knowledge Base
The Claris knowledge base is a great place to look for answers to common questions about FileMaker.
6. Claris Events
Look for virtual or in-person events near you where you can meet other people who can help you learn new ideas and techniques. For example, our local FileMaker Pro User Group meets almost every month of the year.
LuminFire Can Help, Too
In addition, our LuminFire website has hundreds of articles and sample files you can download for free. If you’re serious about building your own solution we highly recommend downloading our free fmIgnite Essentials starter solution. It will get you up and running quickly and save you many hours of work.
If you’re looking for assistance or just want to discuss your dream solution with someone who has built hundreds of successful apps and websites, give us a call for a free consultation.