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Alpha Anywhere - Did you know that you can build for RTL Languages

Most people who are developing in Alpha Anywhere build for users who use left to right languages, but did you know that Alpha Anywhere is also actively being used as a low code/high productivity development platform for mobile and web apps for right to left languages.

An interesting example comes to us from Yigal Ayalon who started developing when he was managing a development group at Motorola Solutions in Israel. Yigal now is running an independent development company for Israeli and international companies.

The example  is shown below and takes advantage of the new security login framework in Alpha Anywhere that takes advantage of social media sites. application-security-framework-social-login-twitter-facebook-linkedin-google/ 

For more information on Right to Left languages  check out this link

Right-To-Left ScriptLanguages
(Note many languages are also written in other scripts, which may be left-to-right.)
ArabicArabic, Azeri/Azerbaijani1, Bakhtiari, Balochi, Farsi/Persian, Gilaki, Javanese3, Kashmiri, Kazakh3, Kurdish (Sorani), Malay3, Malayalam3, Pashto, Punjabi, Qashqai, Sindhi, Somali2, Sulu, Takestani, Turkmen, Uighur, Western Cham
HebrewHebrew, Ladino/Judezmo2, Yiddish
SyriacAssyrian, Modern Aramaic Koine, Syriac

Table Footnotes:
1 Azeri/Azerbaijani is written in Latin, Cyrillic or Arabic scripts.
2 Ladino,/Judezmo and Somali are typically written in the Latin script today.
3 These languages were historically written in the listed script, but use another script in modern practice.
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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

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.