Read about powerful new capabilities in the latest release of Alpha Anywhere low code app development software.
In the latest Alpha Anywhere release, Alpha Anywhere 4.6.3 has many new and enhanced features to make your applications smarter and save you time in development.
Here's a Quick Rundown of Five Great New Features and Enhancements in Alpha Anywhere Low Code App Development Software
A new version of Alpha Launch is now available for download in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Alpha Launch lets you distribute the applications you build to your end-users without the need to publish to an app store or do a Cordova build. Alpha Launch contains the most popular Cordova plugins ready for you to use.
Speed Checking Before Callbacks
Does this ever happen to you? You are using a mobile application in a place with an unreliable signal. The app then tries to synchronize back to a server and becomes unresponsive. After several minutes, a message appears telling you the server could not be reached. Frustrating, right? Alpha Anywhere's low code software can now eliminate that hassle by performing a quick speed test with the server before a callback is made. That way, you can instantly alert the user that the connection is poor, without wasting their time.
Executing Long-Running Scripts
When a mobile or web application makes a request to a server, the server may require some time to process the request. While the server processes the request, the app waits for a response, preventing the user from using the app in the mean time. To ensure an app remains responsive, however, the app app doesn't doesn't wait forever. After all, the connect to the server is lost, the app may never receive a response. So, after a few minutes, the app gives up. This is no big deal if the server finishes quickly. But, what if you want to run a script that takes several minutes or longer?
A new Alpha Anywhere feature is designed to handle long-running requests by running your script asynchronously. When you use this feature, your script can run in the background while your user goes on to do other things. While it's running, the client application can check in on the script to get a status update.
Alpha Shell is new, free app available for download in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Alpha Shell is a handy way to test your mobile app during development without needing to go through the Cordova build process or signing up for services like Test Flight. Like Alpha Launch, Alpha Shell contains the most popular Cordova plugins. It also contains helpful developer tools. Plus, the source code is available as a template built right in Alpha Anywhere.
If your application has only a few dozen users, the built-in tools for adding and users and roles to the security system are more than adequate. But as that list of users and groups grows, you might prefer to keep track of users and groups in Microsoft Excel. The new import and export features of the security system now make this possible.
Want to learn more about Alpha Anywhere low code app development?
- See the release notes: https://aadocuments.s3.amazonaws.com/ReleaseNotes/ReleaseNotes.Html
- Join our Alpha Anywhere Wednesday Webinar: https://www.alphasoftware.com/weekly-alpha-anywhere-overview-webinar - June 2nd and June 9th (2021) webinars are focused on the new features.
- Get a free license for Alpha Anywhere Community Edition.