Are you a consultant that uses FileMaker to create solutions for your clients? Do you work in an office and use FileMaker to run your company’s business?
If so, you might want to take a look at Xojo to see how it can help you make more useful native apps.
Xojo already has many users with FileMaker experience. They now use Xojo for a variety of reasons, some of which include:
- Lower cost
- More powerful apps
- Native iOS apps
Xojo is a powerful, full-featured development tool and as far as professional development tools go, Xojo is rather easy to use. FileMaker is far simpler and so it can be a bit easier to use, particularly if you do not have programming experience. But for people with programming experience or those that want to learn, Xojo is a great choice for creating powerful apps to meet nearly any business need.
Resources for FileMaker Developers Getting Started with Xojo
First, we did a couple webinars with FileMaker experts. The first webinar shows you how to create a Xojo iOS app that communicates with a FileMaker database:
Most recently, we did a question and answer webinar to help answer Xojo questions from FileMaker developers. This webinar had lots of great questions from FileMaker developers considering Xojo:
Aloe is a new open source module that enhances Xojo’s Web framework. With Aloe, you can develop powerful, secure, and scalable websites, apps, and APIs. This demo shows you how to use Aloe and Xojo to quickly and easily create a website whose content is dynamically generated using data that’s stored in FileMaker databases:
In conjunction with this, we also released to GitHub a project called Xojo.FM which maps many commonly used FileMaker functions so that they can be used in your Xojo projects:
Tim Dietrich introduces FMLuna and the opportunities that it presents to both Xojo and FileMaker developers. See some of FMLuna’s features in action as he builds a basic FileMaker API:
Lastly, be sure to check out the Migrating from FileMaker page in the Xojo Dev Center which has additional information and tips:
Xojo is free for development and testing and has a 90-day return policy. Give it a try to see how you can start making better apps! If you have questions, ask on our forum.