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Gartner Market Guide for Mobile App Development Beginners

Are you just getting started with mobile app development? Gartner offers a market guide for mobile app development beginners who need to understand the software market and its key vendors.

In the guide, Alpha Anywhere wins accolades in the Gartner Market Guide for Rapid Mobile App Development Tools as being a great mobile app development software for beginners and experts.

2017 Gartner Market Guide For Rapid Mobile App Development ToolsGartner released the 2017 Gartner Market Guide for Rapid Mobile App Development Tools by Research Director Jason Wong. The Market Guide reviews RMAD technology to help IT departments meet the demands of the digital workplace for modern mobile apps. The report provides advice for application leaders considering a rapid mobile app development tool with outstanding user experiences for their organization.

First, Gartner defines rapid mobile app development (RMAD) software and its importance in the IT ecosystem:

“Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) tools are a class of high productivity development tools that target and enable non-programmers (and, in some cases, developers without any mobile experience) to build mobile apps using little to no code to support, at a minimum, iOS, and Android mobile devices.

Gartner then explains RMAD will be a key driver of the democratization of app development for the building of enterprise apps. RMAD tools allow IT departments to enable citizen developers to build mobile apps, while IT maintains control over the data. Gartner predicts:

By 2022, citizen developers will be building more than one-third of web and mobile employee-facing apps delivered in organizations with mature citizen development initiatives.”

The report states, “Application leaders need to select RMAD tools that support specific business use cases and to build apps quickly and cost-effectively using no- or low-code approaches.” The report also offers a comprehensive analysis of the RMAD market, including key product capabilities and functionality for leading vendors.

Alpha Software clearly offers one of the most robust products evaluated in the report. Alpha Anywhere is ranked very highly on both critical criteria: capabilities and functionality.

Alpha Anywhere continues to receive heavy praise from Gartner, wide coverage in Gartner app development research. Gartner Analyst Jason Wong spoke to Solutions Review about “RMAD Predictions with Gartner and Alpha Software.”

Expect Alpha Anywhere to make major news at the Gartner Application Strategies and Solutions Summit next week in Las Vegas. If you’re attending the event, arrange a 1:1 demo (Booth 110).

Read why Alpha Anywhere stands out in the market as an RMAD platform.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.