Tutorial 201:


Tutorial 201: Create


What to Expect

In this course, you’ll learn the basic skills you need to create a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. The course is designed as a series of videos that take you through the process of planning and creating a custom app. 

The lessons are progressive, so you’ll have a more complete understanding of the process of planning and creating a custom app if you start at the beginning of the course and work straight through to the end. 

If you’re already familiar with FileMaker Pro, you can go straight to the sample files to guide you through each exercise.

Hands-On Exercises

The course starts with instructions for planning a custom app, then each video will have exercises you can follow to get hands-on experience building an app from scratch.

On the landing page for each lesson, you will be able to download all the materials you need to complete the lesson. At the end of the course, you will have created a simple, custom app that can be used on an iPad or on the desktop. 

You’ll build an app that includes:

  • Easy data-entry screens
  • Scripted navigation buttons
  • A report
  • A chart
  • Calculations that summarize data
  • Individual logins

You’ll design and refine a custom app for a sample company — a physical therapy practice — but the skills you learn will be directly applicable to your own custom app.

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.

So even if you don't have an iPad, you'll be able to complete most of the lessons in this course.

Before you start, you should have FileMaker Pro installed on your computer. If you don’t have it installed yet, go download a free trial.

When that's done, you're ready to get started!

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