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Gartner Report for Mobile App Development Recognizes Alpha Anywhere

Enterprises are feeling the pressure from customers, partners and employees to mobilize their business processes. But with a growing number of alternatives available on the market, enterprises are turning to respected IT analysts for advice.

This week, recognized Gartner application development analysts Richard Marshall, Van Baker, Ray Valdes, Jason Wong, and Adrian Leow, released a highly anticipated annual report on mobile application development platforms: the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

Each year, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms outlines factors enterprises face when building and deploying mobile apps. The report is widely recognized for ranking solutions available on the market, including a SWOT analysis of each vendor. In a first-time addition to the Magic Quadrant report, Gartner analysts added an “Honorable Mention” category, which calls out Alpha Software Corporation.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Development Platforms

On July 23, 2015, Gartner released the "Magic Quadrant for Application Development Platforms". Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere was named an "Honorable Mention" in the report.

Much has changed in the market since Gartner published last year’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms report. Several vendors, including Apple, Google, Sencha and Verivo, dropped off the list in 2015. Some new vendors were added in 2015.

For the first time ever, Gartner analysts felt it was important to create a new section in the report designed to callout out emerging products that did not meet the minimum revenue requirements for inclusion on the Magic Quadrant, but whom they felt strongly are growing and are “credible alternatives to the vendors included in this Magic Quadrant.” Alpha Software Corporation leads off this list of Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms “Honorable Mentions” with this note:

“Alpha Software offers the Alpha Anywhere platform with a wizard-driven development environment for building HTML5 and hybrid mobile apps, including connectors for common back-end systems and SQL databases.”

In a separate “Market Overview” section of the report, Gartner analysts include a list of requirements that enterprises have expressed in conversations with Gartner analysts.  Three of the requirements are:

    • Built-in support for offline operation, which is becoming a recognized necessity for many organizations. Offline support is one factor in considering a mobile app over a mobile website.
These three requirements, in addition to several others listed in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms report, are frequently cited by Alpha Anywhere customers as key reasons they purchased the product.

Alpha Software Corporation is pleased to receive this recognition from Gartner and other industry analysts. This recognition serves as evidence of Alpha Software Corporation’s growing market influence and analyst perception that Alpha Software is well positioned to serve the current and changing needs of enterprises as they mobilize their business processes.

Read more about what Gartner analysts have to say about Alpha Anywhere and rapid mobile application development (RMAD) tools.

Read why IT analyst firm Forrester Research has recognized Alpha Anywhere for its innovations, including built-in offline capability.

Learn more about why Alpha Anywhere is gaining recognition from market leaders like Gartner.

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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.