Filemaker rebranded Claris

  1. 4 months ago

    Alexander v

    Aug 12 Europe (Houten, The Netherland...
    Edited 4 months ago

    Filemaker has a new name and a new CEO. That means going back to their roots. Filemaker's original name was Claris in 1998.

  2. Hal G

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers CampSoftware.com

    It's the new branding to move to Claris Cloud. They say they will continue support for those with on-premise FileMaker Servers, but they REALLY want folks to use Claris hosting, similar to AirTable.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/apple-filemaker-subsidiary-renamed-claris.html

  3. Hal G

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers CampSoftware.com

    It'll be an excellent opportunity for Xojo. Web 2.0 + the 'Easy Database Connectivity' listed in the Xojo Road Map, Xojo could help those who want to flee FileMaker. :)

  4. Alexander v

    Aug 12 Europe (Houten, The Netherland...

    @Hal G It's the new branding to move to Claris Cloud. They say they will continue support for those with on-premise FileMaker Servers, but they REALLY want folks to use Claris hosting, similar to AirTable.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/apple-filemaker-subsidiary-renamed-claris.html

    Doesn't sound as an improvement to me.

  5. Hal G

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers CampSoftware.com

    @Alexander vnbsp;der Linden Doesn't sound as an improvement to me.

    Time will tell. There was a mix up in that CNBC article which stated $50/user/month but was updated to $15/user/month which is how FileMaker is priced now. They said it was just a mix up since 50 and 15 sound similar.

    I'd prefer to use Xojo. Having a replacement to the old Xojo DataControl will be very welcomed. :)

  6. Beatrix W

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Third Party Store Europe (Germany)

    When we complain about the lack of progress with the Xojo releases I look at the minimal stuff Filemaker/Claris does for each yearly release with hundreds of developers then I'm so happy with Xojo.

    15$/user/month is okay for testing. The newest version of their server had totally crazy pricing.

  7. Alexander v

    Aug 12 Europe (Houten, The Netherland...

    I liked Filemaker, but I found their dazzling speed in releases confusing and I never seemed to get that slick and polished look on my apps. Lot's of work in the user interface and scripts.

  8. Susan F

    Aug 12 XDC Speakers McKinney, Texas

    Just to clarify (because I was there when they announced it and still had to ask), FileMaker remains the product name... Claris replaces the FileMaker company name.

  9. Norman P

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro under a bus
    Edited 4 months ago

    one of the places that has a discussion of this move back to Clairs and what it means is macintouch
    I had a quick read since on the front page of macintouch they mentioned several other db products
    Several pages in to the discussion I found one mention of Xojo along with LiveCode
    There are several mentions of Xojo
    https://www.macintouch.com/community/index.php?threads/filemaker-databases.766/page-5#post-19903

  10. Alexander v

    Aug 12 Europe (Houten, The Netherland...

    @Susan F Just to clarify (because I was there when they announced it and still had to ask), FileMaker remains the product name... Claris replaces the FileMaker company name.

    A bit unclear to me...
    It looks like Filemaker is/remains their on-premise product while Claris will expand as a cloud-based solution. CEO is clearly speaking about growing the [Claris] community:

    "Our goal:

    We want the Claris community to grow from 50,000 to 150,000 developers in the coming years."

  11. Jean-Yves P

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (France, Besançon)

    @Hal G Having a replacement to the old Xojo DataControl will be very welcomed.

    I made my own a loooong time ago. problem solved.

  12. Hal G

    Aug 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers CampSoftware.com

    @Jean-YvesPochez I made my own a loooong time ago. problem solved.

    That's my big issue. It's a bummer that everyone has to do that on their own. :(

  13. Emile S

    Aug 12 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    I do not understand this concept of name change (brand name / product name) excepted if there is a name conflict with a different product/brand.

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