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How Two Businesses Benefit from Alpha Anywhere's Offline App Features

Building mobile apps that can work offline is no longer a "nice-to-have" feature - it's become a must-have. A survey by mobile app platform provider Verivo found that 78% of enterprise architects have plans to build apps that require offline support or offline data caching. Alpha Anywhere 3.0's robust offline capabilities make it easy to build mobile apps with no incremental time and cost - it's all built right into the app itself. Alpha customers are using that to solve their real-world business problems, as you'l see in this first in a series of blogs.

American Pool Goes Offline

america-pool-enterprises-case-studyAmerican Pool is the largest commercial swimming pool management, maintenance, construction and recreational facility management operation in the United States. Its workforce is mobile and it turned to Alpha Anywhere to build apps and Web sites for it lifeguards, supervisors, and maintenance technicians all need mobile access to its CRM platform for purposes such as collecting data in the field. It plans to make use of Alpha Anywhere's ability to build apps with offline access. Using the app, American Pool's inspectors in the field will be able to take photos of pools, making it easier to document how much maintenance needs to be done on them. The application will be able to work even when offline, especially important because some pools are located in areas without data coverage of any kind. "Offline access is very important to us, and that's why we're so pleased with the new capabilities of Alpha Anywhere," says Karen Snyder, American Pool CIO.

Dwellpoint and Offline Support

Dwellpoint is a SaaS solution that keeps real estate agents and brokers in touch and up to date with their clients by informing them about the status of their house listing, scheduled open houses, and upcoming appointments. Scott Moore, owner and founder of Dwellpoint, used the Alpha Anywhere application development and deployment environment and Alpha's SaaS Jumpstart Framework to build the Web site and service. Using Alpha technology, he was able to quickly seize on a business opportunity and launch the service, rather than spending time raising money and hiring outside developers. Alpha Anywhere's offline capabilities will be a tremendous help to his customers, he says, because the competitive real-estate business requires that agents be connected all the time, wherever they are, "It's not uncommon for agents to be in areas where they don't have a mobile connection, and with the offline capabilities, they'll still be able to be productive," he explains. Go here for more details about Alpha Anywhere's offline support.
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Dion McCormick
Dion McCormick

Dion McCormick, Lead Solutions Engineer at Alpha Software, is a recognized expert on agile application development. He helps enterprise development teams around the world transition from slow legacy approaches to high-performance mobile, web, and desktop development using the Alpha Anywhere platform.

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.