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Claris launches FileMaker 19, the company’s first open platform extending low-code development

Claris International Inc., an Apple subsidiary, has launched FileMaker 19: the company’s first open platform for developers to rapidly build custom apps leveraging direct JavaScript integrations, drag-and-drop add-ons, AI via Apple’s Core ML, and more. 

Through FileMaker 19, developers can be more productive and businesses can now leverage Claris’ global community of developers, marketplace of add-ons, and existing developer resources to collaboratively solve complex digital problems, according to Claris CEO Brad Freitag

FileMaker 19 enables Claris’ global developer community to use the platform they already know to deliver powerful custom apps to more than 1.3 million active users faster than ever before, he adds. Freitag says that with FileMaker 19, developers can:

° Create with plug-and-play add-ons. Add-ons such as Kanban boards and photo galleries to snap together apps faster than ever before, or leverage JavaScript, web services, native FileMaker code and more to create sharable add-ons to sell in the Claris Marketplace.

° Use readily-available JavaScript libraries. Developers can use readily-available JavaScript libraries or create custom code to directly embed maps, animated graphics, data visualization, and more into their apps.

° Build smarter apps. Developers can enable rich user experiences with Core ML machine learning models, support for Siri Shortcuts, and NFC (near field communication) tag reading. They can unlock the potential of data with image classification, sentiment analysis, object detection and more.

FileMaker 19 provides the ability to create directly in the cloud. Developers can fast track app deployment by creating apps directly in FileMaker Cloud, skipping the multi-step configuration process and making apps instantly sharable.

FileMaker 19 also offers the ability to host where you want. In addition to Mac and Windows, FileMaker Server can now be hosted on Linux, an industry standard OS, for high availability and reliability. 

On-prem pricing starts at US$15 per user per month. To purchase, go to Claris Pricing and click “Buy” to choose a plan.

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.