Yes, you can get a subscription to LiveCode for FM and do it all yourself. We provide a detailed, step by step, 182 page user guide that takes you through the build process. You might want to do this if you can’t share your solution file with us (note we are happy to sign NDAs where necessary), or to gain the experience you need to rebuild the app yourself whenever you update the FileMaker solution. If you have a relatively straightforward app, this process can be quick and easy, although setup for Android SDK deployment is always a bit fiddly. Once you are set up, it is much easier to make future builds. Quite a lot of the guide relates to initial setup, and once you have done this you rarely need to revisit it.
You should be aware that our coverage of FileMaker features is not yet at 100%. Using our Partner Service ensures we add any missing features you may need. You will then receive the compiler along with your app, with everything your app needs to run. At this point, doing it yourself is a great solution to deploying updates to your app.
To sum up: going it alone is great for simpler solutions that are feature or nearly feature complete (this information is provided by our tool on first run). Getting us to help is ideal if you need features implemented, you have a more complex app or syncing setup, or you haven’t built for Android or iOS before.