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Alpha Software RAD Tool Gets More Than 100 New Features in Latest Release

April 26, 2016

There's a lot packed into the latest release of Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere rapid application development tool. Designed for the construction of mobile applications, Alpha Anywhere V4 contains more than 100 new features, including improvements to the user interface to make it easier to use.

Low code and no code software development tools are gaining some attention, especially as unskilled users are being brought in to help with the development process. Alpha Anywhere adheres to those methodologies and focuses on making it easy and quick for developers to create business applications.
Read more at FierceDevOps

Alpha Software Touts Rapid Mobile App Development 'Without Limits'

April 26, 2016

Alpha Software Corporation, a firm MMW has covered in the past as the team at Alpha ramped up ways in which developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, has just announced the availability of Alpha Anywhere V4.
Read more at Mobile Marketing Watch

Alpha Software Announces Alpha Anywhere V4: Rapid Mobile App Development Without Limits

April 26, 2016

Alpha Software Corporation, accelerating how developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, today announced the availability of Alpha Anywhere V4. This release adds powerful capabilities to the Alpha Anywhere mobile and web application development and deployment environment, including the ability to access all mobile device features and a new mobile optimized forms capability that fundamentally streamlines data capture on mobile devices.
Read more at SD Times

The Road to Success: Tech Leaders Tell All

March 28, 2016

To get to the top of the org chart, you'll need more than basic dev skills. Today's head honchos offer their wisdom on getting ahead.

Featuring an interview with Alpha Software CEO Richard Rabins.
Read more at InfoWorld

9 Ways Technology Will Change Within the Next 10 Years

March 24, 2016

Ten years ago, there were no smartphones. It was the coffeeshop era of Wi-Fi, which meant that the Internet was just beginning to follow us out the door and into the world. Nowadays, of course, Wi-Fi and mobile data are almost ubiquitous, smartphones have hit market saturation in the most developed nations. Here's our look ahead to 10 years in the future, and how the tech world may change.

Featuring an interview with Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin.
Read more at Network World

Ready Set Go Mobile! Low Code Platforms Assist Enterprises in Developing Better Mobile Apps, Faster

March 7, 2016

Mobile applications are the current in demand technologies. New technology helps enterprises develop mobile apps at a rapid pace, with limited resources.
Read more at CIO Review

RMAD Predictions with Gartner and Alpha Software

February 11, 2016

Alpha Software recently released a survey, Enterprise Developers Rank Critical Requirements for Success in the Coming App Explosion, that details what enterprise app developers view as the most important aspects of developing mobile apps specifically for businesses, that may not be totally known or realized by executives and IT departments. I spoke with Gartner Analyst Jason Wong, who specializes in enterprise mobile app development and Dan Bricklin, CTO of Alpha Software to discuss the near and not-so-near future of rapid mobile app development (RMAD) in businesses and why understanding the concepts outlined in the survey are so important to grasp going forward with enterprise mobile app development.
Read more at Mobile Application Development Solutions Review

Managed Security Service Provider Mobile Apps Boon?

January 29, 2016

The opportunity to deliver managed security services for mobile applications is emerging. While it's still early days, there's promise for the future.
Read more at Channel Insider

Alpha Anywhere Takes 2016 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Honors

January 26, 2016

Alpha Software Corporation just got some good news in the mail.

A company dedicated to helping developers build and deploy full mobile and web business apps, Alpha Software just nabbed an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for its Alpha Anywhere platform.

Notably, Alpha Software is the only Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) technology included among the recipients.
Read more at Mobile Advertising Watch

Alpha Anywhere Receives 2016 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award

January 26, 2016

Alpha Software Corporation, received this week an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for its Alpha Anywhere platform.

In the official announcement, IDG InfoWorld called out Alpha Anywhere as “a database-oriented, rapid app development tool that shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline. It allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly good performance and nativelike look and feel.”

Alpha Software Survey Results Show Developers Need Rapid Turnaround Platforms with Security, Flexibility

January 25, 2016

"Enterprises can't get enough of mobile apps - that makes it tough for developers to keep up with the demand to create feature-rich mobile applications in a timely way."

That's according to Amy Groden-Morrison of Alpha Software.

It's true. Businesses are busting at the seams with needs and ideas for new apps for smartphone users. And more and more, they're checking out low-code, rapid mobile application development (RMAD) platforms to get the job done more expeditiously.
Read more at Mobile Advertising Watch

'Alpha Anywhere' Expediates Mobile App Development; Adapts Low-code Approach

January 22, 2016

With the aim of accelerating mobile development, CLoudMine, a mobile backend platform for healthcare and life science organizations unveiled collaboration with Alpha Software, developer of business applications for mobile devices and personal computers.
Read more at CIO Review

InfoWorld names Alpha Anywhere "2016 Technology of the Year"

January 20, 2016

"Alpha Anywhere is a database-oriented, rapid app development tool that shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline. It allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly good performance and nativelike look and feel."
Read more at InfoWorld

Mobile Dev Success: All About that MBaaS

January 21, 2016

You might say it's all about that MBaaS, no trouble. New reports from mobile app development organizations show how Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service (MBaaS) is crucial to enterprise mobility success, especially when using rapid application development (RAD) or low-code tools.
Read more at ApplicationDevTrends Mag

63% of Developers Plan to Build Up to Five Business Apps in 2016

January 21, 2016

The demand for Enterprise and business apps will see development of such apps rise in 2016, with 63% of developers planning to build up to five Enterprise mobile apps over the coming year, and 23% of developers looking into building six or more.
Read more at AppIndex

New Survey From Alpha Software Identifies Critical Requirements For Success In Enterprise Mobile App Development

January 21, 2016

Security, offline mobile support, database integration, and speed to market ranked by developers as top priorities; business users focus on ease of use, accurate data capture, and improved productivity.
Read more at DZone

Research Reveals Importance of Enterprise Apps Connecting to the Backend

January 20, 2016

While developers and line of business have different priorities regarding the important elements of enterprise mobile apps, the ability to connect to a backend database appears pivotal to both parties.

That is the key finding from a study conducted by analyst house Bock & Company, and commissioned by Alpha Software. For developers, an easy integration with the backend is the most popular choice, cited by 96% of the almost 2,000 mobile app devs polled, followed by offline capability (78%) and the need to develop an app only once (78%).
Read more at EnterpriseAppsTech

Majority of Developers Plan to Develop Up to 5 Enterprise Mobile Apps This Year

January 20, 2016

A full 63 percent of enterprise app developers plan to develop up to five mobile apps in 2016, and 23 percent expect to develop six or more, according to asurvey of 1,950 mobile app developers by Bock & Company on behalf of rapid mobile app development provider Alpha Software.

Developers ranked security, offline mobile support, backend integration, cross-platform support and speed to market as their top priorities this year.
Read more at FierceMobileIT

New Survey From Alpha Software Identifies Critical Requirements For Success In Enterprise Mobile App Development

January 21, 2016

With mobile-optimized enterprise apps predicted to quadruple, market experts forecast unprecedented levels of app development and deployment in the enterprise. Developers are accelerating their development and preparing to deliver better user experiences in shorter time frames. The majority of developers surveyed by Alpha Software, 63 percent, plan to develop up to five mobile apps in 2016 and 23 percent expect to develop six or more.
Read more at IT Briefcase

CloudMine and Alpha Software Partner to Accelerate Mobile Development

January 15, 2016

CloudMine, the leading mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaaS) platform for healthcare and life science organizations, today announced a partnership with rapid mobile app development (RMAD) leader Alpha Software Corporation, accelerating how IT and lines-of-business build and manage mobile and web apps, to scale secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile app development and deployment for healthcare and life science organizations.
Read more at IT Business Net

2015 Missed the Mark As 'Year of the Mobile App' in Enterprises

December 23, 2015

Back in December last year, some pundits (including this writer) were predicting that 2015 would be the year of the enterprise mobile app as companies moved to take advantage of the proliferation of mobile devices with apps designed to improve productivity of mobile workers.

In answer to the question "Was 2015 the year of the enterprise mobile app," John Jackson, program vice president for mobility research at IDC, responded with a resounding, "Kind of."
Read more at FierceMobileIT

Dan Bricklin Invented the Spreadsheet - But Don't Hold That Against Him

December 22, 2015

You may not know Dan Bricklin, but you are almost certainly familiar with his work. It's fair to say that the Boston-based programmer is as important a figure in the early days of personal computing as contemporaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Bricklin created what could be considered the first killer app: the electronic spreadsheet. Now, as chief technology officer for Alpha Software, he is helping companies build mobile apps, the next frontier in personal computing.
Read more at Quartz

Transforming the Business with Data-Rich, Rapid Mobile App Development

December 9, 2015

Using tools that can produce apps more rapidly is crucial for enterprises to help bridge the gap between mobile app demand and supply.
Read more at CIO Review

Why Most Companies Have the Wrong Approach to Enterprise Mobile Apps

December 3, 2015

Many organizations are struggling to provide productivity enhancing mobile applications to their internal workforce. As more and more mobile devices like smartphones and tablets get deployed, these apps are becoming mission critical, and not just nice to have.
Read more at ComputerWorld

Video - Mobile Expert Interviews: More From The Legendary Dan Bricklin

October 23, 2015

Many organizations are struggling to provide productivity enhancing mobile applications to their internal workforce. I'm not talking about consumer facing apps (like bank or airline apps) that have to be perfect and represent your "brand" to the outside world. Rather I am talking about productivity enhancing apps for sales force, services, delivery operations, manufacturing, etc. These are apps used by your workforce to make their jobs easier and/or provide better customer service. As more and more mobile devices like smartphones and tablets get deployed, these apps are becoming mission critical, and not just nice to have.
Watch the interview at The Center for the Future of Work

Video - Mobile Expert Interviews: Dan Bricklin, Co-Developer of the First "Killer App"

October 21, 2015

Video interview with a member of software programming royalty, Dan Bricklin. Dan was the co-developer of the world's first software "killer app", Visicalc. Visicalc, a spreadsheet app for the Apple II series of personal computers, was so popular in the 1980s, that companies spent thousands of dollars on computers just to run the $100 software program. Dan worked closely with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates many others in the early years of personal computers.

Dan still programs and designs productivity apps. He is the CTO of Alpha Software, the developers of sophisticated digital forms for mobile devices.
Watch the interview at SYS-CON Media

3 Reasons Why Small Teams Make Better Tech Innovators

August 20, 2015

It's no accident that startups are driving tech innovation. Here's what gives small teams their edge.
Read more at Fast Company

RMAD: The Key to Mobilizing Your Business Fast

August 20, 2015

According to Gartner, 20 million enterprise apps will be built in the next five years, and there is heavy pressure on companies to increase their capacity to build more mobile apps immediately. In selecting your RMAD tool, make sure it contains these four critical capabilities: Security, Data Integration, Offline, User Experience.
Read more at Mobile Application Development Solutions Review

What's Holding Mobile Back?

August 3, 2015

Read the business or technology press, and you'd assume that all was clear sailing in the mobile world. From small companies to world-spanning behemoths, the press reports these companies are gaining new business, getting closer to their customers, and improving their own efficiency and productivity with a myriad of new mobile business apps.

Well, yes and no. Companies are certainly doing all that. But there are clear indicators that companies are encountering significant roadblocks from getting wider business benefits from mobile.
Read more at Mobile Marketing Watch

Alpha Software Launches New Enterprise Functionality to Alpha Anywhere

July 30, 2015

Alpha Software has released in beta new capabilities in the Alpha Anywhere mobile application development and deployment environment providing the ability for developers to create offline-enabled tablet-optimized forms for workers who primarily work standing up and moving around.

The update offers new opportunity for companies to mobilize paper forms and workflows to facilitate reduced time lag between capturing and utilizing field data, increased accuracy and speed of data entry, and richer data capture along with flexible ink and voice annotation.
Read more at App Developer Magazine

Alpha Software Simplifies Development of Forms-Based Mobile Apps

July 28, 2015

One of the primary things that most enterprise IT organizations are trying to do with tablets is deploy applications that eliminate paper-based processes involving forms.

To accelerate the development of such applications, Alpha Software today previewed the beta release of an update to its Alpha Anywhere mobile application development and deployment environment that simplifies the development of applications based on forms that can run offline and online.

Read more at IT Business Edge

Alpha Software Supports the Mobile Enterprise Workforce with New Tablet-optimized Forms Capability

July 28, 2015

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the beta launch of new capabilities in the Alpha Anywhere mobile application development and deployment environment which will allow enterprises to quickly develop offline-enabled tablet-optimized forms for workers who primarily work standing up and moving around. Recent research estimates the number of these workers worldwide to be 2.5 billion.

Read more at SD Times

No Mobile Application Developers? Turn to Low-code Tools

July 15, 2015

Hiring enterprise mobile application developers can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. It takes significant resources, and when the proper apps aren't available to users, productivity suffers. Cross-platform suites ease the app burden. Vendors that offer cross-platform suites include Xamarin, SAP, Alpha Software and Red Hat's FeedHenry.

Read more at TechTarget

Let's Innovate: Uncovering Hidden Powers of the Smartwatch

July 3, 2015

Scouring the Internet reveals a number of heated debates about devices like the Pebble smartwatch. Is it useful? Useless? Will wearables become the way of the future – or an embarassing fad of the past?

The doubt, however, has not kept famed innovators like Dan Bricklin from working to unveil the hidden power of wearables. His company, Alpha Software, announced the release of their Alpha WatchBench app last June – an app that empowers developers to quickly and easily build working prototype apps for Apple smartwatches using just an Apple iPhone and knowledge of the JavaScript language.
Read more at TechTarget

Alpha Software Releases Apple Watch JavaScript Development App

June 12, 2015

Alpha WatchBench is designed for developers to create working prototype apps on an iPhone coded in JavaScript rather than Objective-C or Swift.
Read more at SDTimes

Data Transfer Latency: Tackling Problems Related to "People systems"

June 10, 2015

Last week, the creators of Alpha Anywhere hosted a user meetup to talk about mobile application development – specifically, tablet applications for use in the field and workplace. One of the major pain points discussed was the issue of moving data from user to user across systems in real time in order to achieve the fastest business results.
Read more at TechTarget

Alpha Software Powers New Apple Watch App Development

June 9, 2015

Alpha Software Corporation today announced availability of the Alpha WatchBench app which will empower developers to quickly and easily build working prototype apps for Apple Watch using just an Apple iPhone and knowledge of the JavaScript language. "Apple Watch creates an entirely new paradigm and category of hands-free, ‘glance-able' apps that will create huge opportunities for enterprises to increase efficiencies," said Ben Bajarin, Principal Industry Analyst, Creative Strategies, Inc.
Read more at Digital Journal

Platform Increases Pace of Prototype Apple Watch Apps

June 9, 2015

Alpha Software Corp. introduced the Alpha WatchBench app, a platform that will enable developers to design Apple Watch prototype apps directly through Apple iPhones and JavaScript. Unlike typical screen mockups and wireframes, Alpha WatchBench gives developers access to working code that interacts with real-time, remote data services, working buttons and menus, all using sophisticated design
Read more at Mobile Enterprise

Familiar Landmarks on the Roadmap from Clipboards to Tablets

June 3, 2015

The folks behind Alpha Anywhere, including Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin, gathered a bunch of their users to focus on mobile application development and specifically on tablet applications yesterday. Many of the applications their users are building are clipboard replacement applications. That is, they are applications whose function would be done with paper forms on clipboards if tablets weren't a better option.
Read more at TechTarget

WatchBench Builds Fully Functional Apple Watch Apps In Javascript

May 28, 2015

Alpha Software intends to release a product for quickly building small apps for the Apple Watch called Alpha WatchBench. WatchBench will be free and runs entirely on the iPhone; no external computer is needed.
Read more at ProgrammableWeb

When Task-oriented Apps Transform Business Activities

April 9, 2015

Certainly the mobile revolution is changing everything. Yet the continuing buzz about digital disruption in the sharing economy is only half the story. Let's not forget about disruption in the enterprise--where mobile apps, connecting to backend applications and services, enhance productivity, improve profitability and transform the ways work gets done.
Read more at FierceMobileIT

Alpha Software Announces Record Demand for Alpha Anywhere, the Most Productive Way to Build and Deploy Secure, Robust Offline-Capable Enterprise Mobile Apps

March 9, 2015

Alpha Software Corporation today announced increased demand for its award-winning rapid application development platform, Alpha Anywhere. In addition to customer wins in industries such as financial services, education, health care, telecommunications, manufacturing and government, the company received numerous industry accolades this quarter, and announced that the Alpha developer community reached significant milestones in terms of members and users.
Read more at CNBC

"The Offline Problem": How to Solve the Biggest Hurdle Facing the Mobile Workforce

February 10, 2015

Today's disparate, global workforce relies on mobility to get the job done anywhere, and productivity depends on anytime access to critical business apps. Despite the opportunities that mobilizing the workforce offers, enterprises have deployed a surprisingly small number of apps due to the challenges inherent with mobile app development. Perhaps the greatest impediment to the creation of these mobile business apps is the Offline Challenge, or the ability for apps to function without an Internet connection.
Read more at IT Briefcase

The Right and Wrong Strategies When Taking Your App Offline

February 9, 2015

One of the hallmarks of good programming is anticipating everything that could possibly go wrong, and handling it in a graceful way. App Developer Magazine writer Martin Heller breaks down right and wrong strategies when building apps that will have intermittent connectivity and discusses how Alpha Anywhere presents a unique and innovative solution.
Read more at App Developer Magazine

Exclusive Interview with Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software & Bryan Derbyshire, Director at Worldpay

January 21, 2015

Q) Related to Worldpay, from where did it all start about thinking with the association with Alpha Software? What was the point that triggered this?

A) Bryan: At Worldpay, we have a very strong legacy business in traditional payments and we are refining ourselves as we move forward in the market in 2015. We were looking forward to opportunities in ISV (the independent software vendor space). We were looking for the right partnerships with developers that have the platform power and ability to go after enterprise level clients and handle that kind of volume. So with that prospect, we found Alpha leveraging their process and their platform
Read more at Let's Talk Payments

Slideshow: Seven Must Have Features for Great Mobile Apps

January 19, 2015

The amount of effort being put into developing mobile apps is staggering. When designed correctly, mobile apps become competitive weapons that can give a business the upper hand in the battle for market share. But there's an obvious problem with the majority of apps: They're not very good.

Here are seven features that all truly great apps share in common.
Read more at IT Business Edge

Alpha Software Aligns with Apperian to Manage Mobile Apps

January 16, 2015

One of the things that is fundamentally different about mobile applications is that the development and management processes are generally much more closely aligned than with traditional desktop applications. Rather than building and managing applications in isolation, the need to constantly upgrade mobile applications forces a convergence of application development and management.

To that end, there has been a wave of integration between providers of mobile application development tools and mobile application management frameworks, one of the latest of which involves a partnership between Alpha Software and Apperian.
Read more at IT Business Edge

Tools To Build Payment-Enabled Mobile Apps

December 24, 2014

Alpha Software Corporation has integrated its Alpha Anywhere business application development environment with Worldpay, a global payment provider, in a move which it hopes will speed the creation of payment-enabled mobile business apps.
Read more at Dr. Dobb's

Q&A: Alpha Software CEO Talks Enterprise App Development

December 22, 2014

Alpha Software is the company behind Alpha Anywhere, a self-serve development platform that helps enterprises in-particular create cross-platform mobile apps. We thought it would be a good time to catch-up with Alpha Software and learn more about what's making the enterprise app development market tick.
Read more at App Index

"Alpha Anywhere Aces Offline Mobile Apps" - InfoWorld Review Scores Alpha 8.8/10

December 16, 2014

One of the defining characteristics of mobile devices is that you can't count on them being online all the time, but you still need them and want to use them when they are offline. lpha Anywhere 3 does in fact address all of these issues for mobile Web and hybrid mobile apps. And it does this in the context of a RAD (rapid application development) tool that allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly good performance and native-like look and feel.
Read more at InfoWorld

Alpha Software and Worldpay Make It Easy to Build Payment-Enabled Mobile Apps

December 16, 2014

By combining Alpha Anywhere, a unique mobile and web app development environment featuring offline capability, with Worldpay's payment processing expertise, enterprises can now easily add premium payment processing services to mobile and web applications.
Read more at Broadway World

Mobilizing Work Through a Low-Code Platform: Four Factors for Developing Task-Oriented Apps

December 11, 2014

There's a new generation of mobile enterprise apps on the horizon – task-oriented experiences that are integral parts of business ecosystems. Turn to a low-code platform to design and develop the task-oriented apps.
Read more at Wired Insights

Mobile Enterprise's December "Mobile Industry on the Move" Recap

December 4, 2014

Alpha Software Corporation integrated its Alpha Anywhere with Apperian, Inc. to enable fast and secure deployment of enterprise business apps. "IT and line of business leaders are creating critical apps, but getting them deployed and adopted in today's BYOD environment is a challenge. Alpha Software's integration with Apperian's platform provides a solution that streamlines the entire app lifecycle, from development, to app security, distribution and updates."
Read more at Mobile Enterprise

Apperian's MAM Platform Combines with Alpha Software to Solve "Mobile App Gap" for Enterprises

December 4, 2014

It's been a major problem enterprise firms have faced over the past couple of years: in a work environment where enterprise apps are the way forward, how can these behemoths push out the increasing number of apps needed, all at high quality, and manage them properly?

Alpha Software, alongside mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian, aims to solve that with the integration of their software to enable fast and secure deployment of enterprise business applications.
Read more at Enterprise Apps Tech

Alpha Software Integrates with Apperian to Enable Fast and Secure Deployment of Enterprise Business Applications

December 2, 2014

Alpha Software Corporation today announced it has integrated its award winning Alpha Anywhere with Apperian, Inc., the leading platform for securing and managing enterprise mobile apps, to enable fast and secure deployment of enterprise business applications.
Read more at FierceMobileIT

Alpha Software and Apperian Solve the Enterprise "Mobile App Gap"

December 2, 2014

Seamless integration enables fast deployment of business apps by combining Alpha's low-code, offline-capable development environment with Apperian's leading mobile app management platform.
Read more at Yahoo! Finance

Boston PHP - An Evening with Dan Bricklin

November 20, 2014

When: November 20, 2014 | Where: Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, Cambridge, MA

Dan Bricklin, Alpha Software CTO and co-creator of VisiCalc who is best known as the "Father of the Spreadsheet," Dan will share his story from the VisiCalc days, when software was at a nascent stage and work such as his went on to influence the software industry in general.

Dan will also talk about his foray into the mobile world, with the popular iOs app Note Taker HD and the most recently the HTML5 app AlphaRefReader. Expect a close look into how he is shaping the Enterprise Mobility space with his work as CTO of Alpha Software, the company behind Alpha Anywhere which is a complete environment for building brilliant HTML5 business applications.
Read more at VentureFizz

Alpha Anywhere Featured on AlwaysOn's "2014 OnMobile 50 Companies to Watch" List!

November 11, 2014

The AlwaysOn editorial team has identified 50 mobile companies to watch during the coming year. Alpha Anywhere featured!
Read more at AlwaysOn

Use Low-Code Platforms to Develop the Apps Customers Want

November 10, 2014

Low-code, rapid development platforms provide a way to incorporate user feedback into apps during development. This improves the turnaround time for consumer-facing applications while ensuring that projects don't turn into white elephants.
Read more at CIO

Alpha Anywhere Named Product of the Month at TechTarget! "Alpha Anywhere Brings Mobile Applications Offline"

October 29, 2014

See what distinguishes Alpha Anywhere, a platform that allows developers to quickly create prototypes of potential new applications.
Read more at TechTarget

Ten of the Best Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools for Enterprises

October 16, 2014

Over the last year or so the market for enterprise-ready mobile cross platform development has begun to take-off. So who are the key players in the mobile enterprise cross-platform development market? We've rounded-up ten of the best platforms for enterprises looking to expand their app development efforts (in no particular order).
Read more at App Index

Alpha Software Features Built-In Offline Support for Mobile Apps

October 15, 2014

Alpha Software Corp. addressed "the offline mobile challenge" with a low-code mobile development solution that builds in offline support so users can effectively use data-driven apps even when there's no network connectivity.

Numerous other approaches are designed to handle data changes offline and then synchronize with back-end servers once connectivity is restored, but Alpha claimed its Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is the first development and deployment environment to include such built-in offline support for creating offline-capable transactional business apps "without added time or cost."
Read more at Enterprise Systems Journal

Alpha Software Launches SaaS App Development Framework

October 14, 2014

As part of an effort to make it simpler for developers to test the viability of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, Alpha Software has made available a framework that provides all the standard pages and mechanisms associated with building such applications.

Rather than building everything from scratch, the SaaS Framework from Alpha Software provides functions such as user authentication, free trial status and client portal capabilities. Niket Anjaria, director of business development for Alpha Software, says the SaaS Framework is primarily intended to provide a multitenant platform for prototyping applications. But it could also be used to run applications in production.
Read more at ProgramableWeb

Alpha Software Launches Robust Offline Mobile Solution

October 1, 2014

The challenges of offline mobile support, in which devices connect in-and-out of transient networks without compromising data, are often the most complex (and expensive) solutions for developers to implement in mobile applications. Yet these solutions deliver very robust business value and unparalleled user experience, and have become the most important features in modern-day mobile applications.
Read more at AlwaysOn

Alpha Software Rolls-out Offline Support for Its Enterprise App Development Platform

September 30, 2014

Alpha Software has launched what it claims to be the world's first enterprise app development environment with built-in offline support. As Alpha Software points out, nitty gritty stuff such as intelligent conflict resolution and data persistence is a frequent blind spot in enterprise apps and really needs to be ironed-out as the app dev platform sector matures. The 'low-code' Alpha Anywhere development platform now allows enterprises to create HTML5 apps that are designed to seamlessly switch between offline and online modes.
Read more at App Index

Solving the Offline Issue with Low-code Tools

September 30, 2014

Alpha Software announced today the release of their latest version of Alpha Anywhere 3.0 that now addresses the issue of creating apps that can handle situations when the user is not connected. We had the chance to speak with Richard Rabins, Alpha Software's CEO about the issues of building offline support into applications, and he pointed out that there are numerous reasons why business application developers have struggled with this.
Read more at Tech Guru Daily

Apps Need to Work Offline

September 29, 2014

According to Forrester in The Offline Mobile Challenge, the new release of Alpha Anywhere "supports a very robust solution for HTML5 implementations" needing offline. 
Read more at IT Business Edge

Alpha Anywhere 3.0–First to Offer Offline Mobile Business Applications Without Added Time and Cost

September 29, 2014

Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is the industry's first mobile application development and deployment environment with robust offline support built-in - allowing offline-capable transactional business apps to be built, without adding any cost or time.
Read more at Mobile Commerce Insider

Alpha Software Reduces Mobile Application Costs

September 29, 2014

It's hard to build mobile computing applications in the enterprise because there are not only so many data sources to integrate, the application itself needs to be able to work offline to minimize telecommunications costs. Rising to address those twin issues, Alpha Software today released Alpha Anywhere 3.0, an upgrade to its mobile application development platform that is aimed primarily at addressing the needs of developers working inside enterprise IT organizations. 
Read more at Mobile Enterprise

Alpha Anywhere 3.0 Featured In Network World "New Products of the Week"

September 29, 2014

Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is an application development and deployment environment with built-in offline support, allowing transactional business apps to operate effectively while disconnected from a network.
Read more at Network World

Alpha Anywhere 3.0–First to Offer Offline Mobile Business Applications Without Added Time and Cost

September 29, 2014

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the industry's first application development and deployment environment with built-in offline support, without added time or cost. 
Read more at SD Times

Alpha Anywhere Customer Profile: "From Writing Code to EMT: A CTO's Journey"

September 4, 2014

"Automated coding is our secret weapon." Alpha Anywhere customer Greg Zillox is profiled by on his long carreer in software development, starting out programming in COBOL and how low-code development has changed his business.

How Low-Code Development Seeks to Accelerate Software Delivery

August 12, 2014

The operative word in software development is "speed." Enterprises and application development teams are looking to adopt any techniques that'll expedite software development and delivery. For customer-facing applications in particular, a growing trend to meet this demand is the rising popularity of "low-code" development platforms. Alpha Anywhere featured.
Read more at SD Times

IDG Connect Profiles Alpha Software Corporation CTO Dan Bricklin

July 24, 2014

IDG Connect reporter Michael Veitch published an extensive interview with CTO Dan Bricklin. The interview profiles Bricklin's contributions to the computer industry, from creating the "killer app" for the PC to developing one of the top 50 apps for the iPad, and includes his views on some of the latest trends in the market.
Read more at IDG Connect

Forrester: Move Faster on App Development

July 16, 2014

Developing great apps takes time, but in the age of the customer that time is measured in days and weeks — not months. Enter "low-code" app development, a process that Forrester says will "speed up development by allowing application development and delivery (AD&D) teams to eliminate barriers to customer participation in projects as well as [expediting] handoffs between phases of projects."
Read more at CMSWire

Alpha Software Selected as One of the AlwaysOn "Global 100 Companies to Watch"

June 16, 2014

Alpha Anywhere's pioneering "low code-high productivity" approach to cross-platform mobile business app development recognized for breaking the logjam that is holding businesses back from creating the mobile apps they need
See the list at AlwaysOn

AnDevCon Shows Many Paths to Android Success

June 13, 2014

Developers had plenty to choose from when considering cross-platform development frameworks and tools at the show. Alpha Software was on hand to show off its cross-platform development system. Alpha Software's tooling is based on HTML5, and [CTO Dan] Bricklin was similarly bullish on that technology. "From a corporate viewpoint, HTML5 seems to be the way to go."
Read more at SD Times

Major Companies Select Alpha Anywhere for Cross Platform Mobile and Web Application Development Based on Productivity, Usability, Completeness and Total Cost of Ownership

May 6, 2014

Companies choose Alpha Anywhere to significantly accelerate the development and deployment of HTML5 and Hybrid enterprise-level, applications with the IT and knowledge workers they already have.
Read more at Virtual Strategy Magazine

Dan Bricklin, 'Father of the Spreadsheet,' Now Tackles Mobile Challenges at Alpha Software

May 6, 2014

In an interview with BetaBoston, a technology and innovation news blog for the Boston Globe, Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin shares his thoughts and observations about the mobile space, gives advice to today's mobile users and developers, and discusses Alpha Anywhere and how we're at a "magic point" for businesses to take advantage of connected mobile devices. Read more at BetaBoston

Develop Hybrid-Business Apps With One Click

April 9, 2014

Building HTML5 apps enables developers to create business apps that can run on a wide range of mobile devices and the web, making it possible to create hybrid business apps with one click—by automating the process of building Adobe PhoneGap apps and integrating the Adobe PhoneGap Build service, which assembles PhoneGap apps in the cloud from HTML5 and standardized native code.
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Alpha Software Launches Alpha Anywhere 2.0 for Building HTML5 and Hybrid Apps

April 9, 2014

Alpha Software has announced the release of Alpha Anywhere 2.0, a front-end to back-end, prototype-to-production environment for rapidly developing and deploying enterprise-level, cross-platform mobile and web business applications. Read more at App Developer Magazine

Alpha Anywhere 2.0 Builds Hybrid Business Apps with One Click

April 7, 2014

Starting today, developers can slash the time and cost needed to produce enterprise-level hybrid business applications that run on multiple mobile devices and the web. Read more at InfoTech Spotlight

Alpha Software's Latest Product Cuts the Time it Takes to Develop Business Apps By 90%

April 7, 2014

Business app software firm Alpha Software will release a new version of its development software next week, allowing businesses to cut the time they spend on developing mobile and Web applications by as much as 90 percent. Read more at Boston Business Journal

10 Simple Tools for Building Mobile Apps Fast

March 20, 2014

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success. A low-code, rapid, wizard-driven, end-to-end builder with a Windows-based IDE, Alpha Anywhere supports many databases and targets Web, mobile (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone), and desktop applications. Read more at InfoWorld

Unveiled: Hot New Training Tools that Help Mobile Developers Get Productive Fast

January 8, 2014

Alpha Software, the company that makes it easy to build responsive business applications that run anywhere, released a comprehensive portfolio of multimedia training resources for the company's Alpha Anywhere RAD (Rapid Application Development) platform. These resources help developers of all experience levels capitalize on Alpha Anywhere's ability to build sophisticated business and enterprise apps that look and work exceedingly well on any device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. Read more at SD Times

Cool HTML5 Implementations in Application Development and Gaming

January 6, 2014

Although the initial excitement about HTML5 has waned a bit in recent months, I'm seeing the maturation of the web coding language, as many organizations and developers are looking for ways to incorporate it into their frameworks and web design systems. HTML5's availability and use in modern browsers shows no signs of slowing down either. In addition, I've also observed more application development, responsive development, and mobile web designs are using the new HTML5 elements and attributes.

Here's a look at several of the latest HTML5 trends. I provide examples of how each HTML5 trend is being implemented for web, mobile designs, and online gaming and development platforms. Read more at Tech Republic

Alpha HTML5 Coding-Optional, It's Non-Optional

November 15, 2013

Alpha Software has updated its Alpha Anywhere "coding-optional" development environment for building HTML5 applications. There are also new web-based developer materials focused on advancing the concept of Responsive App Design. Read more at Dr. Dobb's

For Multiple Devices, Alpha Anywhere Adds Responsive App Design

November 12, 2013

With a world full of mobile device types and platforms, app developers may be forgiven their stress levels. To help bring those levels down a notch or two, this week Alpha Software is releasing the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere app development environment, which now has code-free wizards for building HTML5 mobile apps using responsive app design. Read more at CMSWire

Rapidly Build Responsive Mobile Apps

November 12, 2013

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere coding-optional development environment, which makes it much easier to build responsive HTML5 applications once, and deploy them on any device with a native-like experience. The company also unveiled a new website focused on advancing the concept of Responsive App Design and helping developers build business applications that are required to run on a wide variety of platforms. Read more at App Developer Magazine

The Triumph of JavaScript

September 23, 2013

Remember the days when some people, concerned about security, would disable JavaScript in their browsers? Today that seems like a ridiculous notion. JavaScript rules the Web. Read more at InfoWorld

Industry Watch: For Mobile App Development, Don't Forget the Back End

September 16, 2013

In the world of the World Wide Web, developers—or even "power users" who aren't heavy-duty developers—can create amazing things using HTML, a pinch of Python or PHP, and a dash of CSS. In the mobile world, though, you have to know what you're doing with JavaScript. Read more at SD Times

'JavaScript Beats Native Code for Mobile'

September 11, 2013

VisiCalc's legendary co-inventor Dan Bricklin argues that most developers should write mobile JavaScript apps rather than build apps in native code. Read more at InfoWorld

'Millions of Custom Apps Are Coming - and That's a Good Thing'

September 5, 2013

After decades of calling the shots at his own company, Dan Bricklin recently joined business software firm Alpha Software as Chief Technology Officer. In this edited Skype interview, TabTimes talked to him about what he's up to and some of the many challenges he sees ahead for mobile developers and users. Read more at TabTimes

7 Tools for Building Killer Mobile Apps

August 1, 2013

If you're looking to build apps you're going to need the right tools and here we have some of the best. Alpha Anywhere uses HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS to create cross platform applications with automatic AJAX support and includes reporting, charting, scheduling, security controls, GPS, mapping, GIS, video and image support, and extensive database support. Read more at CITEworld

Mobile Developer Becomes Redundant

July 10, 2013

The phrase mobile application developer gets frequently bandied about because for a while not it's required specific tools and expertise to build these types of applications. But as general purpose application development tools become more tightly integrated with HTML5, Javscript and cascading style sheets (CSS) a question about whether the average IT organization is going to need dedicated tools for building mobile application not only arises, the whole concept of being a mobile developer may eventually become as quaint as the phrase Web developer before it. Read more at ProgrammableWeb

Podcast: The Future and Past of Computing with Dan Bricklin

July 3, 2013

Scott Hanselman sits down with Computing Pioneer and VisiCalc developer Dan Bricklin. Dan also wrote the popular iPad application Note Taker HD and has recently joined Alpha Corporation as their CTO. Dan and Scott chat about Douglas Engelbart, the invention of the mouse, and the myriad of computing innovations that we've enjoyed since the 60s. Listen to The Hanselminutes Podcast

Fast Route To Mobile Programming On Alpha Anywhere

June 27, 2013

Alpha Software has announced Alpha Anywhere, its standards-based environment for rapid application development and deployment. Alpha Anywhere claims to be a fast way to gain proficiency and become productive in mobile and touch computing. Developers who have used Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, PowerBuilder, FoxPro, Delphi, and similar environments will feel at home with Alpha Anywhere. Read more at Dr Dobb's

Alpha Software Launches Standards-Based Mobile, PC App Dev Environment

June 24, 2013

Standards-based app development environments keep springing up. Burlington, Massachusetts-based Alpha Software announced its standards-based Alpha Anywhere environment, for the rapid development and deployment of business apps for PC and mobile devices and computers. Read more at CMSWire

Spreadsheet Pioneer Dan Bricklin Joins Alpha Software as CTO

June 19, 2013

Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc and known as the "father of the electronic spreadsheet," has hired on as chief technology officer for Alpha Software, the Burlington, Mass.-based maker of business software development tools. Read more at All Things Digital

Alpha Software Taps Bricklin as CTO, Cullinane Joins as Investor

June 19, 2013

Alpha Software has launched a new application development environment for mobile devices and personal computers and brought on to two tech veterans to lead the company's new charge. Read more at Boston Business Journal

Software Pioneer Joins Burlington Firm

June 19, 2013

Dan Bricklin, co-creator of the original spreadsheet program, VisiCalc, has joined Alpha Software Corp. of Burlington as chief technology officer. Another software industry pioneer, Cullinet Software Inc. founder John Cullinane, has also become an investor in Alpha, and will serve as an advisor to the company, which makes development tools for building business software applications. Read more at