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At first glance, rapid app development platforms like Alpha Anywhere and Iconic may look similar, but there are some key differences to consider before making your final decision. The comparative Alpha Anywhere vs. Iconic chart below and pointers to ask competitors should help you make an informed decision.

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Alpha Anywhere vs. Ionic
Why Customers Choose Alpha Anywhere Over Ionic

Looking at Ionic alternatives like Alpha Anywhere to deliver custom web and mobile enterprise applications? Take a look at some key differences to consider before making your final decision


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Cross-platform App Development

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Builds Mobile and Web Apps

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Ionic is a framework designed for web developers who want to create mobile apps. It is aimed at people who want to write code.

Low Code Architecture

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Fast On-boarding to the Platform

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Support for Citizen Development

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Ability to Add Code as Needed

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Ease of Data Integration

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Built-in, Robust Offline Capability

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Handling and Storage of Large Image, Audio and Video Files

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Ionic requires coding to add this functionality.

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Built-in Mobile Optimized Forms Builder to Build Data-Capture Apps in Minutes

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Alpha Anywhere: Rapid Mobile App Development Without Limits

Alpha Anywhere speeds development for all users. It does the routine coding for experienced developers, and builds the apps for citizen developers. The software also has built-in genies that speed data integration, offline capability and security. But, Alpha Anywhere rapid mobile app development always gives developers the ability to add code, if needed. We call this "coding-optional."

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Alpha Anywhere is the emerging standard for enterprises looking to help IT developers increase their pipeline while empowering business users to build sophisticated, web and mobile business apps fast. 

Why does Alpha Anywhere consistently get perfect scores from customers?

  • Standards Based - Allows a wide range of developers to dramatically increase productivity.
  • Front-End and Back-End Control over Apps - Enables built-in offline capability, rich data integration, security, as well as prototyping and deployment in a single environment.
  • Coding-Optional – Allows a wide range of non-technical users to develop mobile apps, while insuring that seasoned developers can always add code, if needed.
  • Outstanding UX - Uses a single code base to drive responsive apps with the latest mobile features (voice, images, video, ink, mapping and more) on all size mobile devices & the desktop.
  • Predictable Pricing - Offers cost-effective pricing and flexible deployment models that saves on development and deployments costs, while enabling future scalibility.

Ask the Right Questions!


When you're evaluating these systems you'll hear a lot of good things, but you're not always getting the full story. Here are some questions you should ask to be sure you're geting all the facts.

When you hear: "We do offline."

Understand that all "offline" capabilities are not equal. Be sure to ask: 

  • Can your solution do data synchronization and intelligent conflict resolution (aside from "last-in wins"? 

If the answer is "No," then it means your apps will likely have severe limitations that could hurt your ability to intelligently capture store and sync data.

When you hear: "We serve citizen developers."

You can't expect business users to code to build or deploy their apps, or productivity will suffer. Be sure to ask: 

  • Do citizen developers need to code in order to integrate their apps with corporate data systems of record or to deploy the app?

If the answer is "No," you'll likely burn a lot of time and money on data integration and security issues.

When you hear: "Our apps are cross-platform."

Understand that responsive isn't necessarily cross-platform. Be sure to ask: 

  • Do your apps offer a native-like experience on smartphones, tablets and desktops?

If the answer is "No," then users experience will most likely not have a native-like experience on the apps.

Sagrika Mehta
Sagrika Mehta, Oxford Superconducting Technology

"The platform has shown me how easy it can be to build enterprise-grade, mission-critical apps. My colleagues are telling me I deserve a 'Best Programmer Award,' but the real honor goes to Alpha Software."

Nikos Kazantzis
Nikos Kazantzis, Hayat

"Alpha Anywhere ticked all the boxes. It offered numerous out-of-the-box advantages, of which offline-capability on mobile devices was the most significant --- most other platforms didn't have that capability built-in."

John Azzara
John Azzara, Fast Mirror

"If I had used a tool rather than Alpha Anywhere, it would have taken me twice as long to launch Fast Mirror, and possibly miss a market opportunity."


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“Alpha Software has robust enterprise integration capabilities & rich client-side workflow & custom logic creation in its coding-optional development tool...”
– Gartner Magic Quadrant, Mobile Application Development Platforms, June 2016

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