An Interview with Industry Legend Dan Bricklin
“I am excited to share an interview I conducted yesterday in Boston with a member of software programming royalty, Dan Bricklin. Dan was the co-developer of the world’s first software “killer app”, Visicalc. Visicalc, a spreadsheet app for the Apple II series of personal computers, was so popular in the 1980s, that companies spent thousands of dollars on computers just to run the $100 software program. Dan worked closely with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates many others in the early years of personal computers.”
Kevin Bendict interviewed Bricklin at the recent M-Enterprise Boston, where 50 senior-level IT executives gathered with innovators in the mobile industry to understand what is coming next and how they can apply those technologies and strategies to their business. During the interview with Benedict, Bricklin discusses the impact Visicalc had on computing; his latest development work, including a top 50 Apple Store app; and how the latest generation of tablets and mobile devices are evolving businesses ability to build powerful B2B and B2B apps that can make field employees’ jobs much easier.
Bricklin explains that he joined Alpha Software because it was focused on serving people who could code, but were more focused on quickly solving business problems. He discusses the benefit of Alpha’s front-end and back-end platform, Alpha Anywhere; and how the platform is uniquely designed to solve one of the pressing issues for mobile app development: building thousands – if not millions – of B2B mobile-optimized business forms that power everyday business.
To watch Kevin Benedict’s full interview with Dan Bricklin, click the links below:
To read another interview with Dan Bricklin on how he re-imagining business forms in the age of tablets and smartphones, click here.
Alpha Anywhere customers can also register to get access to the tablet-optimized beta here.