A strong, innovative future
our successful past is the basis
Over the last 40 years Omnis has evolved into one of the most powerful and flexible Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools available today. Omnis Studio 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. We have international sales offices in the UK, Germany, France, the USA and Canada as well as distributors based in Australia , Italy and Ecuador. Click here for the Omnis Wiki Page.
In October 2016, the Omnis business was purchased by OLS Holdings Ltd, a UK company owned by a number of Omnis developers and distributors.
We are proud members of TechEast, the east of England’s digital tech advocate, and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Omnis products have a long proven track record…
• October Release of a free developer license, the Omnis Studio Community Edition including a free 5 users web server license and free tech support.
• November Release of Omnis Studio 10.2 Rev 31315providing native support for M1 (arm64) and Intel (x86_64) based Apple computers. Plus this release is certified to run on macOS 12 Monterey.
• September Release of Omnis Studio 10.1 with a greatly enhanced Editor, important improvements in the fabulous Omnis Debugger, new UI components and animations for more attractive and user-friendly apps.
• May Release of Omnis Studio 8.1.7; maintenance release including bug fixes and minor enhancements including a new set of templates matching the default components in the Component Store.
- January/March 2018 Release of Omnis Studio 8.1.4 and 8.1.5 containing enhancements to the OW3 Worker object, drag and drop for external files onto window class fields, and a small addition to themes.
- September/October 2017 Release of Omnis Studio 8.1.1 and 8.1.2 containing minor enhancements, a new IMAP worker object in OW3, updates to the JSON Component Editor & enhancements in the SQL Query builder. Addition of read-only properties for JSON defined components & diacritical character popup for window entry fields.
- August 2017 Release of Omnis Studio 8.1 providing GIT support, JSON controls, a new Welcome intro, Push notifications for mobile apps, responsive forms and a “headless” Linux server for deployment.
- October 2016 The Omnis business was purchased by OLS Holdings Ltd, a UK company owned by a number of Omnis developers and distributors. Release of Omnis Studio 8.0.2 including new wrapper for Windows 10 mobile apps, new custom loading indicator, enhanced Rich Text editor control, worker objects, web services and method editor enhancements.
- February + April 2015 Release of Omnis Studio 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 containing several enhancements including: navigation menu control, SMTP client worker, subform panels, complex grids, object positioning and line coloring for tree lists and headed lists.
- January 2014 Release of Omnis Studio 6.0.2 providing further minor enhancements.
- May 2011 Release of Omnis Studio 5.1.1 including client-side scripting for iOS Client, SQL Query Builder plus enhancements to toolbar buttons and the ultra-thin client.
- 2010 Release of Omnis Studio 5.1 including Omnis iOS Client, Amazon™ DAM, DAM SDK.
- 2009 Release of Omnis Studio 5.0 including the Omnis Mobile Client, Full Unicode support and a free standard edition which provides access to MySQL and PostgreSQL DAMs.
- 2008 Raining Data Corporation renamed TigerLogic Corporation. Release of Omnis Studio 4.3.1 with improved support for Windows Vista, Library conversion and IDE enhancements and Universal Oracle DAM for Mac and PostgreSQL enhancements.
- 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.
- 2006 Release of Omnis Studio 4.2 including native support for Mac-Intel and introduction of Web Services Component.
- 2005 Release of Omnis Studio 4.1 including support for Unicode, new Graph Component, batch fetching, enhanced Java Object capability.
- 2004 Release of Omnis Studio version 4 including support for MySQL, JDBC, Java Objects, brand new environment and enhanced team development.
- 2000 – 2003 Omnis released Omnis Studio 3.0, 3.1, 3.3 web client executing local events, multi-threaded application and database server access.
- 2000 Omnis Software merge with PICK Systems to become Raining Data Corporation, specializing in Enterprise Solutions for businesses.
- 1999 Released Omnis Studio for Linux making Omnis the first development tool available under Linux, Windows, and Mac.
- 1999 Released the Omnis Web Thin Client for browsing your data and applications on the internet or your intranet.
- 1997 Released Omnis Studio, first cross-platform, cross-component application development environment that lets you integrate native and external components. Company renamed Omnis Software Ltd.
- 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.
- 1989 Released Omnis 5, the first cross-platform development tool for building applications under Windows and Mac.
- 1987 Released Omnis Quartz, the first GUI database for Microsoft Windows. (Omnis 3 Plus version 3.25 generally available).
- 1985 Released Omnis 3 Plus, one of the first database generation tools available for the Mac (received a British Design Award in 1988). Company renamed Blyth Software Ltd.
- 1984 The Apple Macintosh was introduced.
- 1984 Omnis 1, 2 and 3 were released together in April 1984 as a suite of Omnis products. Omnis 1 (“the file manager”), was intended to be an easy to use way of handling simple data, i.e. non-relational data. Omnis 2 (“the information manager”), was similar to the original Omnis but had more programmability. Omnis 3 (“the database manager”) was designed for programmers and business owners to build their own customized applications. Omnis 3 was one of the first cross-platform database application tools for Apple computers and IBM compatibles running under MS-DOS.
- 1982 Blyth released its first “Omnis” product, a database application tool for the Apple 2 designed by David Seaman and written using Apple Pascal. Omnis was also developed at the time using the UCSD Pascal environment which enabled a simple port over to other popular machines of the time.
- 1979 Paul Wright co-founded Blyth Computers Limited (later renamed Blyth Software, then Omnis Software) in Wenhaston, Suffolk, in the UK, which became the first Apple dealership in East Anglia. Early on he recognized the Graphical User Interface was the future for desktop computers and business software.