Founder of Blyth Computers, Paul Wright with Omnis 3 running on an Apple Macintosh in 1984

About Omnis

Over the last thirty-five 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, and France, as well as distributors based in Italy and Australia.

In October 2016, the Omnis business was purchased by OLS Holdings Ltd, a UK company owned by a number of Omnis developers and distributors. Click here for more details about the purchase of Omnis.   Click here for the Omnis Wiki Page.

Product History

Omnis products have a long proven track record...
August 2017 Release of Omnis Studio 8.1 providing GIT support, JSON controls, a new Welcome intro, Push notifications for mobile apps, responsive forms, a "headless" Linux server for deployment, and many other enhancements.
February 2017 Release of Omnis Studio 8.0.3 including support for SQLite Encryption, macOS Dictation, Apple Events, JavaScript Map Markers & Page Panes as well as Push Notifcations for Worker objects, fixes for several reported issues and other minor enhancements.
October 2016 The Omnis business was purchased by OLS Holdings Ltd, a UK company owned by a number of Omnis developers and distributors.
October 2016 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, plus fixes for several reported issues.
March 2016 Release of Omnis Studio 8.0 & 8.0.1 providing 64-bit and Cocoa support for OSX, enhanced App Builder, new Developer Hub and Code Assistant plus support for high definition displays, JavaScript drag-and-drop, color themes and support for auto-updates.
April 2015 Release of Omnis Studio 6.1.2 containing several bug-fixes and enhancements including; navigation menu control, SMTP client worker, subform panels, complex grids, object positioning and line coloring for tree lists and headed lists.
February 2015 Release of Omnis Studio 6.1.1 containing fixes for several reported issues.
December 2014 Release of Omnis Studio 6.1 including new 'native' Javascript controls, support for RESTful Web Services and 64-bit Omnis App Server plus enhancements to the method editor and external components.
August 2014 Release of Omnis Studio 6.0.3 containing enhancements to JavaScript and TransButton components plus enhancements and fixes for several reported issues.
January 2014 Release of Omnis Studio 6.0.2 providing further minor enhancements and fixes to several reported issues.
October 2013 Release of Omnis Studio 6.0.1 containing enhancements to JavaScript Client app development plus enhancements and fixes for several reported issues.
June 2013 Release of Omnis Studio 6.0 providing standalone Mobile Apps for iOS, BlackBerry and Android, access to device features, enhanced JavaScript controls, multi-tasking SQL Worker objects, PDF printing and more.
October 2012 Release of Omnis Studio 5.2.3 containing fixes for several reported issues.
June 2012 Releases of Omnis Studio 5.2.1 & 5.2.2 offering a faster and easier web and mobile app experience, greater interactivity, additional JavaScript controls plus fixes for several reported issues.
March 2012 Release of Omnis Studio 5.2 including Omnis JavaScript Client, SQLite DAM, a new Welcome Experience, new Omnis Server deployment licenses plus fixes for several reported issues.
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 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.
June 2010 Release of Omnis Studio 5.0.1 containing various fixes and enhancements to Omnis Studio 5.0.
February 2010 Release of Omnis Studio 4.3.2 containing cumulative fixes for several reported issues in versions 4.3.1 and
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.
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.
April 2008 Raining Data Corporation renamed TigerLogic Corporation.
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.
August 2006 Release of Omnis Studio 4.2 including native support for Mac-Intel and introduction of Web Services Component.
November 2005 Release of Omnis Studio 4.1 including support for Unicode, new Graph Component, batch fetching, enhanced Java Object capability and more.
March 2004 Release of Omnis Studio version 4 including support for MySQL, JDBC, Java Objects, brand new environment, enhanced team development, and more.
December 2000 Omnis Software merge with PICK Systems to become Raining Data Corporation, specializing in Enterprise Solutions for businesses.
November 2000 Omnis released Omnis Studio 3.0... web client executing local events, multi-threaded application and database server access, and more...
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.
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).
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. The company was renamed Blyth Software.
1979 Paul Wright founded Blyth Computers (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.