Comparative Review: Alpha Anywhere and Quick Base

At first glance, low-code platforms like Alpha Anywhere and Quick Base may look similar, but there are major differences between Quick Base and Alpha Anywhere to consider before making your final decision:
With Alpha Anywhere you can build enterprise-class web and offline-capable mobile apps.
With Quick Base you can only build relatively simple web apps with limited mobile support. 
 The comparative Alpha Anywhere vs. Quick Base chart below and additional pointers to ask during your product evaluation process should help you make an informed decision.

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3,000+ businesses around the world rely on Alpha Anywhere to tackle their mobile enterprise challenges.
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Unlike Quick Base, Alpha Anywhere allows users of all skill levels to speed the development and delivery of workflow-driving web and mobile business apps that work offline.

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Alpha Anywhere vs. Quick Base
Why Customers Choose Alpha Anywhere Over Quick Base

Looking at Quick Base competitors or alternatives like Alpha Anywhere to deliver custom web and mobile enterprise applications? Take a look at some key competitive differences to consider before making your final decision.

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Fast Onboarding to the Platform

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Developers in Alpha Anywhere typically become competent (and confident) in 2-4 weeks.

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Support for Citizen Developers and Professional Developers

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Professional Developers will find Alpha Anywhere has all of the tools that they would expect in a professional platform for building and deploying enterprise class apps.

Professional Developers can take advantage of the speed of Alpha's declarative approach and the power of client and server side events whereby they can insert  low code pre-built actions blocks as well as being able to code in JavaScript on the client and Node.js and .net languages on the server to ensure that they never run out of power.

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Flexible Deployment Options

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The Alpha Cloud is built ontop of Amazon AWS to provide very high levels of reliability, scalability and performance with options of hosting  in 16 data centers located world wide

The Alpha Cloud is built on top of Amazon AWS and delivers a highly scalelable, reliable and high performance outcome with the option of having hosting take place in 16 different data centers located globally

The Alpha Cloud is built on Amazon AWS and takes advantage of all the flexibility, reliability, performance and scalability of AWS

The Alpha Cloud is build on Amazon AWS and it is designed for global enterprise level scalability, reliability and throughput

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Speed of Developing/Updating Apps

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Ease of Data Integration

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Offline mobile Capability

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Rich, Active Ecosystem

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Alpha Anywhere offers a portfolio of Professional Services offerings, including our highly popular mentoring program. Alpha Software has a rich partner network with experienced Alpha Developers around the world, including the Middle East. There are also over 17,000 developers actively contributing to the Alpha Anywhere User Forum.

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Built-in Client- and Server-Side Enterprise Analytics and Reporting 

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Audio and Video Files on Mobile Devices

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Built-in Mobile Optimized Forms Builder

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One Button Deployment to the Cloud 

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Alpha Anywhere: Rapid Mobile App Development Without Limits

Quickbase competitor 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.
  • Robust workflow capabilities - produces apps with rich business logic that power complex business processes
  • 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.
  • Server Based Pricing 
    (Quick Base charges based on the number of users) - With Alpha Anywhere's server based pricing you don't have to count users  - resulting in a fairer and more cost effective solution

Ask the Right Questions!


When you're evaluating Quick Base, OutSystems, Alpha Software or other competitors, 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 limitations that could impact the integrity of the data

When you hear: "We serve citizen developers."

You can't expect business users to code to build or deploy their apps. 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 "Yes," then realisticly the product in question is not a fit for line of business citizen developers who for the most part cannot code

When you hear: "We build mobile apps"

Understand that responsive web apps do not offer a full native mobile experience in terms of performance, access to hardware and ability to be placed in an app store. Be sure to ask: 

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

If the answer is "No," then you will really be using a web app that happens to run on a mobile device

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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