Tutorial 101:

Fundamentals

Tutorial 101: Fundamentals

Overview

What to Expect

This course will give you an idea of how businesses worldwide are using custom apps built on the FileMaker platform to address common inefficiencies. You’ll see some of the most frequent challenges businesses face, how a custom app can help, and most importantly how you can create that app yourself — without IT experience or development skills.

In these short videos you’ll learn about the FileMaker platform and see it in action. You’ll see how FileMaker apps work, learn how to get the most out of them as a user, and get an idea of the kinds of ready-made solutions available to you from FileMaker. You’ll even get an overview of how to create your own custom apps. 

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to determine your next step: If one of the Starter Solutions looks like a close match to what you need, jump off from there! If your needs are more complex and you don’t have time to build something on your own, you can hire a qualified consultant. 

Or, if you want to dive into FileMaker and learn how to create custom apps from scratch yourself, you can follow Tutorial 201: Create and easily create your own app with tables, layouts and reports specific to your needs.

Software and Platforms

With the FileMaker Platform, you create apps using FileMaker Pro on a Mac or Windows computer, then you can use those apps on Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone or on the web using a browser.

Before you start, it would be helpful if you have FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced installed on your computer. If you don’t have a copy, download a free trial.

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