DevCon 2015: There’s an App... in Your Database! - Brian Schick

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Brian Schick (Beezwax)

Session Description

Increasingly, savvy users and enterprises want more than the traditional data-centered solutions. They want apps that are tied into the software they use at work.


FileMaker is a fantastic platform for creating and delivering apps. But to take full advantage of FileMaker’s power, we need to better understand how apps differ from conventional solutions: How does an app look and feel differently than a traditional Mac and PC UI?  What questions should we ask ourselves and our users if we’re designing an app? What features should we emphasize — and leave out — as we develop apps?


This session will provide core techniques, concrete examples, and best practices for delivering best-of-breed apps users will love. Best of all, attendees will learn to identify and bring to life potential apps hidden in their existing solutions.

What you should know

All attendees with curiosity and a desire to improve their user interface and user experience (UI/UX) techniques are welcome. Although we’ll explore advanced UI/UX concepts, no prior knowledge is assumed. Key concepts will be clearly explained as they’re introduced, and visual examples will be given to demonstrate all key concepts.

Products & Technologies

  • FIleMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker WebDirect

What You Will Learn

  • What an app is, and how it differs from conventional data-centric solutions
  • Which types of problem spaces and use cases are best suited to an app approach
  • The tools FileMaker provides for delivering flexible and powerful apps
  • How to use the skills you already know to transform conventional solutions into apps users will love


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