Claris have also launched Claris Connect. This is a middle-ware project that provides a very simple utility to enable developers to economically develop connections their FileMaker apps with cloud apps such as SalesForce, Slack, MailChimp, GoogleDocs, Shopify etc etc.

It looks promising however, it is an online service with servers in the US and it is a paid subscription. At this stage we could see it being very handy for one-off implementations to something we don’t often integrate to (SalesForce, Slack, MailChimp, Google Docs Shopify…) but for things we do more regularly or more complex integrations, we will probably continue to roll our own. Speaking of which…