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Alpha Anywhere - The Rapid Development/Deployment Platform


The classic problem we are all trying to avoid - falling short on the mission.

In today's world where speed of development is key - Rapid App Development (RAD) has have made a huge comeback because of the pressure to deliver business apps fast. Native development is fine, but incredibly expensive because of lack of portability, the need to code everything, the need to integrate with the backend and the shortage and cost of talent. While it's great for incredibly important, flagship B2C apps, native development isn't realistic for mobilizing the hundreds of business processes - from finance to sales to inventory management to field services - that companies require in today's mobile world.

Now, low-code development or rapid mobile app development platforms are gaining popularity with developers and business analysts looking rapidly build and deploy custom apps—without the need for low-level coding.

However, it's critical to note that rapid development without the necessary power to deliver a mobile app that meets the full outlined business requirements is a failed mission.

Alpha Anywhere was designed to avoid this problem by always assuring that you can code if and when you want to. Yes, most of the work is done without coding - that's why users report such high productivity -- BUT for that last 5% of the project, when coding is often required, it's always possible - so you never end up with a project that is "almost" complete.

This in fact is one of the key reasons that customers are turning to Alpha Anywhere. Our customers repeatedly tell us - and their peers in the market - that Alpha Anywhere helps them get the job done fast and 100% complete. We like to say that with Alpha Anywhere, you'll never run out of headroom.

To learn more about how Alpha Anywhere's coding optional approach ensures that you can always complete the mission - no matter how complex, view the video below:

More in depth video by Dan Bricklin, Alpha Software CTO and co-creator of VisiCalc, on Alpha's unique approach:
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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.