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Mobile App Data Integration Priorities

Speeding and Easing Data Integration is a Key Challenge for App Developers

Speeding and Easing Web and Mobile App Data Integration is a Key Challenge for App Developers

In last months' Alpha Software monthly newsletter, we surveyed Alpha Anywhere users to learn more about their web and mobile app data integration challenges. We wanted to understand what data sources they saw as priorities in their 2017 app development projects.

We asked:
"Which data source(s) are you looking to integrate into your web and mobile business apps?"
Not surprisingly, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, MySQL, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Oracle and Amazon were mentioned frequently. We realize that these sources are pervasive in business and we continually work to add features around these sources. For example, we actually recently released new client and server-side report writing that leverages Microsoft SQL Server reporting services, and we blogged that a big 2017 trend was "The Incredible SQL Comeback."

In the latest survey we also saw increased interest in popular business applications such as Salesforce, Tableau, Qliktech and Xero.  In addition, a range of Google apps, such as Google BigTable and Google Calendar, also appeared as priorities for Alpha Anywhere developers.

We're also starting to see some new sources appear, including: Myob and Zoho.

We believe application data integration is a key element of Alpha Anywhere's DNA. Capabilities like our Flying Start Genie make connecting to data - one of he most important and difficult aspects of app development - much easier. We appreciate our customers taking the time to answer the March web and mobile app data integration survey and encourage users to continue to share feedback with us on how they're using and connecting to data in their apps. It's one of the ways we're able to keep Alpha Anywhere in tune with what you need to be successful.

Learn how you can master data integration in Alpha Anywhere.

If you have a special case and need more specialized help, speak to an Alpha Anywhere mentor.
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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.