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Offline App Development Software: Alpha Anywhere

Offline appsWe can tell you that Alpha Anywhere offer's the industry's best offline app development software, but sometimes seeing is believing. 

Apps that require an internet connection to work aren't really mobile apps. Building applications that work when the device is in offline mode makes apps truly mobile. Alpha Anywhere provides out-of-the-box offline support for mobile apps. You can easily create mobile applications that work offline with little to no code required on your part. This is accomplished through the use of local storage to cache data offline.

"Alpha Aces Off-Line Apps" is a video that showcases this offline app development capability. Watch this video to learn more about offline apps with Alpha Anywhere. We hope you find it useful.

For more info on building offline capable mobile apps with Alpha Anywhere, please read on.

The Only Platform That Has Built-in Offline Support with No Added Cost or Time

According to Forrester Research's recent report "The Offline Mobile Challenge," offline capability will be "a consideration for nearly every future modern application" and is "often the most important and difficult mobile feature" to implement.

But, "Adding offline capabilities to an app can more than triple its development complexity [and cost]” according to Wired Magazine (June 2014)—unless you use Alpha Anywhere. Alpha Anywhere is the only platform in which robust transactional offline support is built directly in. The apps you build in Alpha Anywhere can be built to work smoothly offline with no incremental cost or time.

The new release of Alpha Anywhere "supports a very robust solution for HTML5 implementations" needing offline.

- Forrester Research September 2014 report, "The Offline Mobile Challenge"
(The report is available to Forrester subscribers or for purchase at
Of the 3 levels for offline support defined by Forester, Alpha supports the highest one, "Complete Transactional Synchronization with Conflict Resolution," and it does this without adding any additional time or cost to your development project.

Plus Offline capable apps are faster - since there is no server lag time when working locally, and cost less, since the devices you use don't require cellular connection or a data plan.

See an example of offline support in this 90 second video.
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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.