Custom App Academy

Learn how to make an app
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 about Starter Apps and basic navigation of FileMaker Pro Advanced.

Level: Beginner  |  For App Users & Developers

Tutorial 101:
Fundamentals

Level: Beginner | For App Users & Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Test Drive using Sample Apps
  2. Using FileMaker Pro Advanced
  3. Getting Started with Starter Apps

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Tutorial 201:

Create

Learn step-by-step how to plan and build a basic app using the FileMaker Platform.

Level: Beginner  |  For App Developers

Tutorial 201:
Create

Level: Beginner | For App Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Plan
  2. Data Model
  3. Tables, Fields and Relationships
  4. Layouts
  5. Portals
  6. User Experience
  7. Calculations
  8. Reports
  9. Scripts
  10. Accounts

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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 to Expand
  2. Using Themes
  3. Automate Using Scripts
  4. Data Model Changes
  5. Flexible Reports
  6. Do More With Calculations
  7. App Dashboard
  8. Security
  9. User Testing

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Tutorial 301:

Highlights in FileMaker 16

An overview of features introduced with FileMaker 16 Platform.

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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Tutorial 302:

New in FileMaker 17

Watch a preview of the new features in the FileMaker 17 Platform.

Level: All  |  For App Developers

Tutorial 302:
New in 17

Level: All | For App Developers

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Master-Detail Layout
  2. Sensor Support
  3. Starter Apps
  4. FileMaker Server Admin Console
  5. Data Migration Tool

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Additional learning resources

Developer Conference

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

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FileMaker Certification

Validate your expert knowledge by getting certified on the FileMaker Platform.

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