Over the last thirty years Omnis has evolved into one of the most powerful and flexible Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools available today. Omnis lets you develop and deploy all types of multi-tier, enterprise-wide, and web-based applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac for all market sectors.
We have achieved many industry firsts in the development tools arena, and we continue to respond to the changing needs of software developers, and the converging worlds of information management, web-based technologies, and mobile communications.
Our parent company, TigerLogic Corporation (formerly Raining Data Corporation), is based in Irvine, California, and we have international sales offices and distributors throughout the world.
1979 Paul Wright founded Blyth Computers (later renamed Blyth Software, then Omnis Software) based in East Anglia which became the first Apple dealership in the UK. Early on he recognized the Graphical User Interface was the future for desktop computers and business software.
1983/84. Released Omnis 3, the first cross-platform database application tool for Apple computers and IBM compatibles running under MS-DOS.
1984. The Apple Macintosh was introduced.
1985. Released Omnis 3 Plus one of the first database generation tools available for the Mac.
1987. Released Omnis Quartz, the first GUI database for Microsoft Windows. (Omnis 3 Plus version 3.25 generally available).
1989. Released Omnis 5, the first cross-platform development tool for building applications under Windows and Mac.
1992/93/94. Released Omnis 7 v1, v2, and v3 in consecutive years, the first fully integrated development environment providing client/server access to many industry standard server databases such as Oracle, Sybase, and Informix.
1997. Released Omnis Studio, first cross-platform, cross-component application development environment that lets you integrate native and external components.
1999 Released the Omnis Web Thin Client for browsing your data and applications on the internet or your intranet.
1999 Released Omnis Studio for Linux making Omnis the first development tool available under Linux, Windows, and Mac.
November 2000. Omnis released Omnis Studio 3.0... web client executing local events, multi-threaded application and database server access, and more...
December 2000. Omnis Software merge with PICK Systems to become Raining Data Corporation, specializing in Enterprise Solutions for businesses.
March 2004. Release of Omnis Studio version 4 that includes support for MySQL, JDBC, Java Objects, brand new environment, enhanced team development, and more.
November 2005. Release of Omnis Studio 4.1 including support for Unicode, new Graph Component, batch fetching, enhanced Java Object capability and more.
August 2006. Release of Omnis Studio 4.2 including native support for Mac-Intel and introduction of Web Services Component.
November 2007. Release of Omnis Studio 4.3 including support for PostgreSQL, Windows Vista and Mac OS X "Leopard", the .Net framework, Unicode, VCS, Linux and graphing enhancements.
April 2008. Raining Data Corporation renamed TigerLogic Corporation.
May 2008. Release of Omnis Studio 4.3.1 with improved appearance for window classes, improved support for Windows Vista, Library conversion and IDE enhancements. Universal Oracle DAM for Mac and PostgreSQL enhancements.
September 2009. Release of Omnis Studio 5.0 including the Omnis Mobile Client, Full Unicode support plus numerous VCS and other enhancements. Studio 5.0 heralds a free standard edition which provides access to MySQL and PostgreSQL DAMs in addition to the Omnis VCS.
February 2010. Release of Omnis Studio 4.3.2 containing cumulative fixes for several reported issues in versions 4.3.1 and 18.104.22.168.
June 2010. Release of Omnis Studio 5.0.1 containing various fixes and enhancements to Omnis Studio 5.0.
October 2010. Release of Omnis Studio 5.1 including Omnis iOS Client, Amazon™ DAM, DAM SDK plus fixes for several reported issues in version 5.0.1.
May 2011. Release of Omnis Studio 5.1.1 including client-side scripting for iOS Client, SQL Query Builder plus enhancements to toolbar buttons, the ultra-thin client and fixes for several reported issues.
October 2012. Release of Omnis Studio 5.2.3 containing fixes for several reported issues.