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Boston Business Journal:Ease of Building Offline Apps-Alpha Anywhere

Interest in Alpha Anywhere 3.0 continues to build. An article appeared in the Boston Business Journal written by David Harris discussing how Alpha Anywhere's enhancements for offline mobile support. Building offline access into a mobile application is easier than ever in Alpha Anywhere 3.0. Offline web support is a must have feature for enterprise mobile apps. With Alpha Anywhere, you can easily build an application with offline support.

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The Burlington-based business app software firm Alpha Software has tackled one of the most difficult problems for app developers: making those apps work when there's no access to the Internet.

Last week, the company released a new version of its software — called Alpha Anywhere — that can allow developers to inexpensively and quickly build an app that works in an offline environment, said CTO  Dan Bricklin.

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"We can produce the complex code and keep track of data when you're not connected," said Bricklin.

Bricklin said the newest version of its software addresses "the elephant in the room that nobody talks about."

A recent report from Cambridge-based Forrester Research concludes that having offline app capabilities is one of the most underutilized and priciest aspects of app development.

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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

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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.