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Claris CEO: app development tools such as FileMaker to grow in popularity

Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, told CNBC that says low-code application development software such as the company’s  FileMaker will gain popularity as the business world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There is a massive opportunity for low code to help in the Covid-19 situation,” said Claris CEO Brad Freitag, who took the reins at the company last year and rebranded what had long been known as FileMaker under the Claris name. “Software … is helping to heal the world, and the low-code category awareness for nonprofits, government, health care and education is up, and it can have an immediate impact, a profound impact.”

For example, he says that Claris has worked with health-care providers to develop apps in as short as one day, including one for a hospital in Europe that became critical to make real-time medical decisions for Covid-19 patients. 

In 1986, Claris began as an Apple subsidiary. In 1998, the company was renamed as FileMaker, Inc., focusing on its flagship product. FileMaker, Inc. has since grown to more than 50,000 customers and more than one million end-users.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.