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In a Nutshell - Why Alpha Anywhere is rapidly gaining converts!

What Sets Alpha Anywhere Apart From Other Development and Deployment Platforms?

It is engineered to deal with real world challenges (such as limited budgets, limited number of skilled personnel and limited development time) to ensure that companies and developers using it are successful!

In order to be competitive, businesses need to quickly develop large numbers of custom mobile (and web) apps. But currently, building enterprise-level mobile and web applications is way too hard, time consuming and costly because of issues like:

    • screen real estate constraints

    • devices orientation

    • additional security considerations caused by mobile

    • the need to run on multiple brands of mobile devices and the desktop web

    • the need to adress the reality that 3g/4g/wifi is not always available

    • the need to adopt a touch/swipe and gesture user interface

    • the need to work with SQL data, data from corporate systems and web services

With the current crop of mobile development platforms, companies are failing to build the number of apps they need and that rate that need.

According to IDC Research, 61 % of Fortune 500 companies have only built 3 or fewer mobile apps. (Contrast that with the hundreds of web and client server apps they have running and it is clear that the gap between the desire for mobile business apps and the reality is huge! )

So what is the problem with the current platforms for building mobile business apps?

The existing platforms for mobile app development for business are either:

    1. Too code oriented and require too much time and money and require developers with very specialized skills (who are hard to find), or

    1. Take a no-code approach which inevitably results in "road-blocks" when it comes to solving real world needs

This is why we developed Alpha Anywhere .

With the new Alpha Anywhere 3.0 you can prototype, develop and deploy secure and robust offline-capable cross-platform mobile and web business applications FAST.
Ok so what makes Alpha Anywhere different?

Low-Code approach to app development.
Gives you the power and productivity you need because coding IS possible, but Alpha Anywhere 3.0 minimize the situations wherein you need to code.

Current systems are either coding centric (high code = expensive because of time/resources drain and are error prone) or no-code systems that invariably fall short when they run out of power and are not able to get the job completed.Alpha Anywhere's low-code, model driven development platform minimizes code to acheive very high productivity but lets developers code when necessary to ensure that the job can be completed.
Watch the video explanation

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Complete Set Of Features. Everything you need is built in, but because of Alpha Anywhere's open architecture you can always add your own tools on both the client side and the server side. Also because Alpha Five uses HTML5 and PhoneGap technologies, developers who have an understanding of the web can become proficient mobile developers in days.

Alpha Anywhere boasts a complete set of features to ensure productivity:

Alpha Software Role based security with mobile device management
Alpha Software Banded multiPass reporting and charting
Alpha Software Scheduling
Alpha Software Mapping/geolocation
Alpha Software Video and image support
Alpha Software Seamless Adobe PhoneGap Integration built-in
Alpha Software Standards Based with seamless data integration (SQL, NoSQL, Web Services, HTML5, open architecture, extensible, Node.js, etc.)


Front-End AND Back-end capabilities are included because business mobile apps almost always involve creating a great user experience against back end data and systems.

Business apps require both front- and back-end functionality, but the vast majority of current platforms solve only the front-end OR the back-end.Alpha Anywhere solves the entire problem of building enterprise-level mobile apps quickly and easily, by addressing both the front-end AND the back-end.

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Offline Capabilities Built-Right in so with Alpha Anywhere 3.0 adding support for applications that have to work when there is no signal, weak signal or unpredictable signal does not add time or cost to your development effort

According to VDC Research 89% of enterprises regard offline capabilities as critical for real world apps, but adding offline support can often "triple the time and cost of devleopment" (Wired Magazine).Alpha Anywhere's built-in offline solution lets developers build apps that can work even when there is no signal—adding NO incremental time or cost to the development process. Watch the offline video demo

Alpha Software Security
Alpha Software Linking to Enterprise Databases
Alpha Software Conflict Resolution
Alpha Software User Control
Alpha Software Data Integrity
Alpha Software Persisting Local Data
Alpha Software Intelligent synchronization

Alpha Anywhere is the newest release in a long line of innovation
since Alpha Anywhere 1.0 was released in July 2013

To ensure that you don't miss out on the steady pace of innovation in Alpha Anywhere please contact to find out about the affordable Alpha Anywhere subscription that keeps you current and provides you with access to all the new and ongoing updates, enhancements and improvements in Alpha Anywhere


See more examples at our Case Studies page and then see real world data from Alpha developers on the true costs of building mobile and web apps at our Pricing page.


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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.