Lazy Loading is Faster Loading – Find out How.

If an application takes a long time to load, it can leave a bad impression on users. Image heavy applications can take a long time to load when the app is first opened. This is because the client’s browser or…

New Version: Improved Mobile Login, Super Fast Deployment and More in v4.4.4

New Version: Improved Mobile Login, Super Fast Deployment and More in v4.4.4

Alpha Software has just released Alpha Anywhere 4.4.4 – with AlphaLaunch! AlphaLaunch offers developers an alternative way to publish and deploy their mobile applications that does not require any PhoneGap or App Store accounts. AlphaLaunch can also be used with…

Data Visualizations that Rock in Alpha Anywhere

Data Visualizations that Rock in Alpha Anywhere

Providing analytics through reports or dashboards is a major requirement in many mobile business applications. Having a way to visualize the day-to-day operations at a glance is critical for enterprises. Dashboards are frequently used in applications to provide real-time data…

11 “Must Haves” when Choosing a Mobile App Platform

11 “Must Haves” when Choosing a Mobile App Platform

Low-code platforms can deliver mobile applications substantially faster, but how do you know if the platform you choose will meet your requirements and get the job done? Firstly you need to recognize that not all low-code platforms are created equal….

Open Sesame! See How to Use Other Mobile Apps with Cordova-Open

Alpha Anywhere now supports the Cordova-Open PhoneGap plugin. The Cordova-Open plugin is used to open a file with its associated native app. For example, a PDF file can be displayed using the native PDF viewer on the device or a…

Why Does Start Software Call Alpha Anywhere’s Low-Code Environment a “Developer’s Best Friend”?

Start Software’s director and principal consultant Robin Bennett explains why “coding optional” Alpha Anywhere is actually a code-loving developer’s best friend. Let’s get a few confessions out of the way. I love writing code. I really do. I find the…

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Master the Details of Efficient Data Integration

A common need among businesses is mobile apps is handling master-detail relationships. In a master-detail application, information is displayed using a combination of a “master” list of records with a “detail” to show related data. For example, a list of…

Avoid the Big Bang: Preventing Collisions with Self-Contained Controls

Avoid the Big Bang: Preventing Collisions with Self-Contained Controls

JavaScript functions for the FormView, ViewBox, and ControlBar can be defined in several locations. These locations include the UX Component level, the Control level, and the Object level. Functions defined at the UX Component or Control level are created in…

Wow Users with Syntactically Awesome Applications in Alpha Anywhere v4.3

Wow Users with Syntactically Awesome Applications in Alpha Anywhere v4.3

Alpha Anywhere v4.3 was released earlier this week. With this release comes a number of new features, including the addition of the Alpha Style and a redesigned Style Builder with new features that make creating sub-themes and customizing styles incredibly…

How to TURBO CHARGE Your App Load Speeds With Pre-rendering

How to TURBO CHARGE Your App Load Speeds With Pre-rendering

When a request is made to the Web Application Server to fetch a UX Component, the Application Server calculates the layout for the UX before it is returned to the client. For small UX Components, this calculation may not take…