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, here are six great resources from Claris to get you started.

Getting Started

1. Claris Academy 

https://community.claris.com/en/s/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 

https://marketplace.claris.com

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

https://content.claris.com/diy-custom-app-ebook-en

This eBook provides some helpful guidance for first steps.

Getting Help

4. Claris Community – New to FileMaker

https://community.claris.com/en/s/group/0F90H000000gDZYSA2/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

https://support.claris.com/s/?language=en_US

The Claris knowledge base is a great place to look for answers to common questions about FileMaker.

6. Claris Events

 https://www.claris.com/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 want to integrate your solution with external systems, look to fmFlare or Claris Connect to get the job done.

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.

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in all versions) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He also knows Apple technology inside and out.