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Alpha Anywhere 4.5.4 now Available

Alpha Anywhere is already recognized by developers as having the most compelling set of capabilities in the low-code market for rapid development and deployment of enterprise-grade mobile and web apps. It has won InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year award and is top rated on Gartner Peer Insights.

Alpha Anywhere LogoOver 45+ new features were added in April. Version 4.5.4 offers important benefits in virtually every part of Alpha Anywhere, with special emphasis on data integration and security without ignoring key areas such as power, productivity and presentation. Check out some of the new features available now!

Salesforce Integration is a Snap

Alpha Anywhere has made it even easier to connect your applications to Salesforce, making Alpha Anywhere an ideal way to build applications using Salesforce as the system of record.

Enhanced Interoperability

Alpha Anywhere has made it easier than ever to create web services. With the new REST API Builder, you can expose logic in your web applications as services that can be consumed by other applications, including apps built with Alpha Anywhere.

Powerful and Easy Integration with Upcoming Alpha TransForm

Alpha TransForm is Alpha’s upcoming platform extension to Alpha Anywhere that lets anyone build enterprise grade data capture and dispatch forms/apps in minutes. These apps work offline, support rich media, can have complex multi-table data structures, and are optimized for smartphones.

Alpha Anywhere 4.5.4 includes major new features for integrating Alpha TransForm into Alpha Anywhere applications. Features include full CRUD support for TransForm in List Controls in the UX - without the need to code. Also, an API explorer tool to make it easy to write code against the TransForm API.

Security Features

Alpha Anywhere already has a robust security framework but this new version increases security for your business apps. As web browsers evolve, so does Alpha Anywhere. Effort was made to ensure apps conformed with the latest browser and server standards.

In addition, this release also includes integrated Audit Logging which allows you to track changes made to your SQL data source including who edited your data, when the data was changed, and what value were modified. Alpha Anywhere 4.5.4 also makes it easier than ever to integrate fingerprint or face recoginition in mobile applications using the new PhoneGap - TouchID/FaceID Action Javascript.

Instant Update for Mobile Apps

Save a ton of time and hassle with "Instant Update for Mobile Apps". Instant Update allows you to update your mobile applications on users devices without requiring you to submit your app to PhoneGap build, re-publish your application to the app stores, or requiring your users to look for and manually install updates. Updates are installed as soon as the user launches their device, eliminating the need to notify them that an update is available.

Enhanced Data Presentation, New App Templates, Server-side API Functionality, and more!

In addition to above, this release also includes improvements across the development environment, including:

  • Genies for writing custom Xbasic SQL Queries
  • Expanded Data Presentation features including new date and date/time formats and interactive dynamic popup windows (disclosures).
  • New App Templates
  • Significant IDE Improvements, including new tools for managing and testing your apps
  • Xbasic Functions for working with JSON and Alpha TransForm
  • Support for PhoneGap cli-7.1.0 & PhoneGap 8.0.0

For a full list of changes and features released in April, visit the Release Notes.

Want to learn more?
Join our webinar this afternoon (Wednesday, May 2 at 1pm EDT) for a detailed overview of the new features in Alpha Anywhere 4.5.4.

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Sarah Mitchell
Sarah Mitchell

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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.