Tutorial 101:

Fundamentals

Tutorial 101: Lesson 3

Using Starter Solutions

Jumpstart your custom app development

You’ve seen how you can create custom apps from scratch, but that’s not the only path to your own custom app. FileMaker Pro comes with a number of Starter Solutions that can you can easily leverage to jumpstart your custom app development. Starter Solutions focus on common business problems and are optimized for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect.  

Starter Solutions are easy to find and ready to use. You have full access to modify and use them any way you'd like. Some may fit your needs perfectly, others you can extend or borrow elements from to make your own solution. They're all good for helping you learn how apps are constructed and to give you ideas and inspiration.

In this video, you'll explore three of the Starter Solutions in depth, learning about powerful features such as container fields, charts, sending email, and barcode scanning.  

After this, you'll soon be ready to start doing some development work yourself.

Why is this important?

  • You can get ideas from Starter Solutions for how to build a feature, then dig into the app to learn how to build it.
  • Because they focus on common business problems, it's likely you'll be able to use a Starter Solution to help you build your first custom apps.

Video

Leveraging starter solutions

Get a tour of three different starter solutions and their primary features.

Concepts covered:

  • Invoices: See dashboarding, charts, and product details
  • Content management: Store and view images, videos, and files
  • Assets: Incorporate iPad and iPhone users into inventory management

Related Resource

  • FileMaker Starter Solutions. Learn More >
  • Working with data in FileMaker Pro in Browse, Find, Layout and Preview Mode. Learn More >