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How to Create an App for Free: The Best App Maker

Do you need to create mobile apps for your business? This short video shows you how to build business apps with the latest mobile features using a free, low-code development tool.

Community Editon AdAlpha Anywhere Community Edition, the software tool featured in the video, is free low-code app development software. It's faster, more affordable and most sophisticated than other enterprise app builders on the market.


Why This Free App Builder is Different:

1) Use an App Maker Consistently Ranked the Best Software for Mobile App Development

Alpha Software low-code app development software consistently receives 5-star reviews from customers on unbiased product review sites and is regularly ranked a "best mobile app development software." Most recently, the software was recognized in the G2Crowd Spring Best Low-Code Development Software Platforms Report, based on 5-star reviews from Alpha Anywhere customers.


2) Build Cross-platform Apps

How to build cross-platform apps

When you're building mobile apps with Alpha Anywhere, you'll craft cross-platform web and mobile applications. This saves significant time, because you develop an app once, with a single code base, and the app then runs flawlessly on on both iOS and Android devices. This means you don't have to develop an app for each operating platform, plus you only make updates to an app once and it updates on all platforms.

3) Create Apps with Popular Smartphone and Tablet Features

Alpha-punchlist-screenshot-1Users love their B2C mobile apps because of all the cool features and capabilities of modern smartphones and tablets. With the Alpha Anywhere app maker, you can build B2B apps with:

  • image and audio capture
  • digital ink (for photo markup or signatures)
  • bar code scanning
  • GPS mapping 
  • time and date stamping
  • on-device calculations
  • SMS push notifications
  • rapid data collection (one handed data entry)
  • cool new features like AI, ML or virtual reality
  • and more.

3) Integrate Your Apps with Popular Software and Essential Systems

Data Integrations

This app maker can integrate with existing corporate databases and popular enterprise software and SaaS solutions.

You can connect apps you make to popular software like SalesForce, Tableau Software, SAP, SQL, Oracle and more. You can also leverage industry specific ERP systems like ProCore or Tyler Technologies. You can also leverage web services, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, mapping software, YouTube videos, and more. 

5) Build Apps that Can Work Without a Connection

InfoWorld Tech Award KnockoutMobile apps you build using the Alpha Anywhere app making software can work with or without a WIFI or cell connection. This built-in feature saves time and trouble, as adding offline capabilities to an app is considered one of the most difficult aspects of modern mobile app development. The software is so innovative, its offline apps features was recognized with the InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award.

6) An App Creator with Built-In Security

The Alpha Anywhere app maker has a built-in security framework, so apps include enterprise security without you having to know programming skills.

7) Free App Templates

Alpha Anywhere software offers free app templates, so you don't always have to start from scratch when  you make new apps. These are great starting points when you need to build apps for data collection, inspections, online ordering and more. 

Watch the how-to video below, you can download Alpha Anywhere Community Edition for free.

Watch: How You Can Create Mobile Apps for Free Using The Alpha Anywhere Free App Maker:

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About Author

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.