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…

Database Snapshots: Make Data Integration a Snap

Data can be integrated into mobile, web, or desktop applications using Alpha Anywhere. Built on a model that uses a low-code approach, connecting to a database and importing data into an app for viewing or editing is easily accomplished. Reporting,…

Saving Code Snippets with the Javascript Code Library

Saving Code Snippets with the Javascript Code Library

A library of code snippets can be very useful to have when developing mobile and web applications in Alpha Anywhere. Templates for if/else blocks, examples for making a call to a RESTful service, regular expressions, etc can all be saved…

Creating Offline Mobile Web Apps with the Application Cache

For app developers, building applications that can tolerate low or no connectivity is a must in the mobile enterprise industry. Alpha Anywhere offers robust, built-in offline mobile app capabilities. Building apps that work offline is easily achieved through use of…

Build Responsive Layouts with the new Flow and Column Layout Container

Build Responsive Layouts with the new Flow and Column Layout Container

Alpha Anywhere’s low code model means you can do more with less. This is achieved through builders and property sheets in Alpha, interfaces that collect information about what you want an application to look like or do and generates the…