Alpha Software Launches TransForm, Cuts Build Time for Robust Offline Enterprise Mobile Apps from Months to Hours

Latest product release offers the power of low-code and the development speed of no-code

Press Release

May 21, 2018, Burlington, Mass. — Alpha Software Corporation, producer of award-winning software that speeds mobile and web app development and deployment for business and IT, today announced the official launch of Alpha TransForm™, the industry’s first mobile app development and deployment platform that sets a new standard for turning complex paper forms or business processes into scalable, offline-capable mobile apps in just a few hours.


Alpha TransForm apps can be highly-customized and have outstanding offline support for industrial-strength requirements. The apps also have extensive integration capabilities so that mobile apps built in TransForm can tie-in seamlessly with systems of record and corporate workflows.


“While traditional low-code solutions still demand weeks or months of development, Alpha TransForm’s unique capabilities allow enterprise-grade, custom mobile dispatch, data capture and workflow apps to be built 30x faster,” said Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software. “Additionally, app requirements invariably change over time - with Alpha TransForm, modifying apps on the fly is now virtually instantaneous.”


Key features of Alpha TransForm include:


  • Dramatically speeds field productivity – digitizes any process for work on a smartphone or tablet, auto-populates critical business and field information for the worker, and offers a UI optimized for one-handed data entry on smartphones in working field situations
  • Integrates with existing systems of record securely – ties seamlessly into existing systems of records and databases
  • Improves data accuracy – eliminates paper and rekeying errors, utilizes customized keyboards, stopwatches and automated data capture for accurate information capture
  • Captures new types of business data – goes beyond simple forms with digital ink, images with annotation, audio recording, speech-to-text, barcode scanning with lookups against an on-device database, GPS, date and time stamps, and more
  • Leverages business workflows – built-in workflow capability triggers events and business activities based on data input
  • Works online and offline – large on-device storage capacity and data capture in remote work areas without a Wi-Fi or cell signal
  • Dynamic layout capabilities – affords great control to the designer for custom optimization on both small and large devices


Unlike other drag-and-drop mobile forms products that have limited customizability, Alpha TransForm allows industrial-strength mobile apps to be built due to the following unique advantages:


  • Programmability – gives developers maximum flexibility so they never hit a wall, and includes access to remote web services, as well as on-device data
  • On-device SQLite support – allows large amounts of data and media to be stored on the device for lookups and reference purposes
  • Custom dashboards – gives management great flexibility through querying, mapping, charting and reporting tools
  • Automated actions – allows multi-table data collected in the field to be written directly into SQL databases. These actions can also generate custom reports, fill out PDF forms, trigger workflows, and initiate emails and alerts, among other tasks


With Alpha TransForm businesses can digitize safety checklists, inspections and incident reports, compliance and audit reports, customer records, inventory tracking and much more.


“We’ve worked hard to ensure that Alpha TransForm has the features that our customers look for in a development and deployment environment. We are excited about the flexibility that TransForm offers our customers,” said Dan Bricklin, CTO of Alpha Software. “From scanning equipment barcodes in the field to pre-populate relevant data, to automatically capturing signatures, date and time stamps, Alpha TransForm fits a wide range of business needs.”


App development companies and system integrators are speeding app project approvals, meeting aggressive client deadlines, and adding new lines of revenue with Alpha TransForm.


“We’ve used TransForm on a number of projects. The productivity boost is insane," said Robin Bennett, Director of Start Software, a UK-based app development company.


Should developers need to go further, they can use the award-winning Alpha Anywhere® low-code app development environment for more advanced integrations and web apps to complement TransForm.


Alpha TransForm is currently available as a monthly subscription. More details on Alpha TransForm, including video demos, sample apps and a free trial, can be found here.

About Alpha Software Corporation

Alpha Software Corporation produces award-winning software that speeds mobile and web app development and deployment for business and IT. The core technology includes Alpha Anywhere®, a front-end and back-end, low-code platform for web and specialized mobile development and deployment, and Alpha TransForm®, which turns complex paper forms and business processes into scalable, offline-capable mobile apps in just a few hours.


Alpha Software’s applications showcase offline capabilities with embedded business logic, easy integration with existing data and applications, and advanced security. Developers and business leaders in thousands of organizations across one hundred countries have used Alpha Software products to cost-effectively deploy enterprise applications with outstanding user experiences.


Alpha Software is a winner of the InfoWorld Technology of the Year award and consistently scores near-perfect reviews from customers on crowdsourced review sites like TrustPilot, Capterra, Gartner Peer Insights, G2Crowd, GetApp and Software Advice. Customers rate Alpha Software highly for its speed of development, flexibility, offline capability, rich feature set and ability to scale predictably. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.


Alpha Software is a registered trademark of Alpha Software Corporation. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.



Amy Groden-Morrison
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