Custom App Academy

Learn how to build custom apps
with self-paced video tutorials

Key concepts

Grasp the fundamentals to successfully create a custom app.

Easy to follow lessons

Get step-by-step guidance to help you build a custom app.

Tailored to your level

Choose the tutorials that best fit your learning needs, whether you are just starting out or are an experienced developer.

Free video tutorials

Choose the right tutorial for you based on your skill level
and what you want to learn.

Tutorial 101:

Fundamentals

Get an overview of the FileMaker Platform and learn the basic navigation of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go.

Level: Beginner  |  For App Users & Developers

Tutorial 101:
Fundamentals

Level: Beginner | For App Users & Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Find solutions to common business challenges
  2. Quickly create a custom app
  3. Choose a Starter Solution that suits your needs
  4. Get the most out of FileMaker apps as a user

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Tutorial 201:

Create

Plan and build a basic app in FileMaker. Learn how reports and charts can help you understand your data.

Level: Beginner  |  For App Developers

Tutorial 201:
Create

Level: Beginner | For App Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Make a plan for building your app
  2. Design your data model
  3. Create tables, fields, and relationships with your data
  4. Create your first layout
  5. Create a portal to show related data
  6. Improve the user experience
  7. Create calculations
  8. Create a report
  9. Work with scripts
  10. Secure your app

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Tutorial 202:

Extend

Extend your app based on user feedback and learn more ways to build, automate, and visualize your information.

Level: Intermediate  |  For App Developers

Tutorial 202:
Extend

Level: Intermediate | For App Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Plan for adding features to your app
  2. Create and update styles and themes
  3. Use parameters and variables in scripts
  4. Model many-to-many relationships
  5. Build multi-level reports
  6. Use calculations to automate emails
  7. Create a dashboard
  8. Extend your security model
  9. Test your app with users

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Tutorial 301:

New in 16

Learn about what’s new in the FileMaker 16 Platform and go in depth with some of the new features.

Level: All  |  For App Developers

Tutorial 301:
New in 16

Level: All | For App Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Adjust your layouts more easily
  2. Use card windows for more options when interacting with users
  3. Create PDFs from FileMaker WebDirect and FileMaker Server
  4. Use animations and transitions
  5. Help users capture signatures while still displaying a full layout
  6. Work with JSON data

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Additional learning resources

Developer Conference videos

Hear about latest practices in the field by developers, users, and business teams.

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FileMaker Certification

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