Looking for advice/programmer on recreating a FM app in LC

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Looking for advice/programmer on recreating a FM app in LC

Post by vcirilli » Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:09 pm

Hello,

I'm looking into making the leap from FileMaker to LC. I have a FM solution that I've developed and sell. It started building it in 2008 and it has grow with much input from my users. I'd like to hire a experienced LC developer to have a conference with, where we would look at my solution in detail and see if it's possible to create the same, or a close clone of it in LC.

If you are interested please reply to discuss your rate and availability.
Thanks
Vincent

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Re: Looking for advice/programmer on recreating a FM app in LC

Post by stam » Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:04 am

HI Vincent - and welcome to the forums.

I'm sure there are devs here than can help - but can you clarify:
is this a standalone FMPA app with self-contained database, or does it need server and/or rely on external FMP databases? And what target platforms did you have in mind?

If it's the former, then it's just a matter of recreating the app in LC, which is definitely doable for all platforms and can be done fairly quickly I'd think... There is practically nothing interface-wise or functionally that can't be done as well as, or better than FMP (not to diminish FMP, it does what it does very well and is a pleasure to develop in, but it has a more limitations, and not in the least is now much more expensive and removing the ability to create standalones was a blow to devs using it for this purpose).

if it's the latter (i.e. being able to use FMS backend) then that would need more specialised help... LC do have a product (LCFM) that builds app like this but it won't build for Windows.

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Stam

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Re: Looking for advice/programmer on recreating a FM app in LC

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Sep 04, 2022 4:28 am

Recent versions of FMS use a REST API, so should be relatively easy to build for in LC or just about anything else that consumes REST.

https://help.claris.com/en/data-api-gui ... index.html
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Re: Looking for advice/programmer on recreating a FM app in LC

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:40 pm

vcirilli wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:09 pm
If you are interested please reply to discuss your rate and availability.
Thanks
Vincent
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