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Offline Application for Military Aircraft Inspection:Alpha Anywhere

We are increasingly getting contacted by developers using Alpha Anywhere telling us about the success they are having with Alpha Anywhere and attributing this success to Alpha Anywhere's ability to build secure enterprise offline mobile apps FAST and because of its ability "close the app gap".

Alpha Anywhere's built in offline support makes it easy to build offline capable mobile and web apps. Offline access is a must for business apps. To effectively mobilize enterprise employees, apps need to work offline.

The theme that runs through this feedback invariably comes down to the PRODUCTIVITY of Alpha Anywhere and the CONFIDENCE that developers have that they will not run out of steam with Alpha Anywhere because of its unique approach to "low code."

We believe we are getting this feedback because we are very attentive to customer needs in the field and are very focused on meeting the 4 pillars that Gartner has laid out for mobile development - security, offline, data integration and user experience.

An Offline Form for Capturing Aircraft Data

A recent example is an application that has been built for military aircraft inspection use that was specified to require offline operation and needed to be built quickly. Using Alpha Anywhere, developers were able to build an offline mobile application for capturing aircraft and aircrew flight information and servicing data.

Below are a small sample of  screens taken from the app built in Alpha Anywhere by one of our Application Development Partners - Team Global, the same company who built the offline elevator inspection app for the Los Angeles Unified School District.







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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.