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Alpha Software Leads in Low Code App Development in Forrester Report

Low code platforms like Alpha Anywhere enable developers to build apps without the need to write any code while providing access to low-level source code when necessary. Low code development platforms can enable businesses to create mobile applications without the need for highly specialized programmers. Forrester has just released a new report on the growing low-code mobile application development market: “Vendor Landscape: The Fractured, Fertile Terrain of Low-Code Application.” Vice President John R. Rymer and Principal Analyst Clay Richardson drafted the report to help IT organizations and business leaders navigate emerging low-code vendor landscape, and make companies reduce the risk of making a vendor selection they later regret.
Forrester on low code app development
In the report, Forrester predicts the Low-Code Mobile Platforms Market Will Reach Over $10 Billion In Revenue by 2019.

Forrester on low code market

Forrester identified various low-code platform app makers and divided them into 5 different categories:

    • General Purpose Apps
    • Process Apps
    • Database Apps
    • Request-handling Apps
    • Mobile Only Apps
Of all the 5 categories, Forrester is most bullish re the database apps category because of the ability to empower a wide range of users to develop mobile apps:

“Of the five low-code platform segments, the products focused on database apps have the greatest potential to empower non-developers, given appropriate tooling.”

Richardson and R Rymer callout Alpha Software as a key vendor in this “database apps” category and mention the Alpha Anywhere low-code, rapid mobile application development and deployment environment for its “strong” mobile forms technology.

Organizations are visiting the Alpha Software website at record levels and are reaching out to us with their needs for offline, mobile apps that integrate with corporate data.  We agree, based on our customer experience, that these “database apps” are going to be the key mobility requirement that will drive the mobile app explosion in 2016 and beyond.

Read the full Forrester report.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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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.

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