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TechRepublic: Alpha Anywhere Builds Cross-Platform Apps

TechRepublic just profiled Alpha Anywhere in “A look at mobile app development with Alpha Software.” With 1.5 million unique monthly visitors to its website, TechRepublic serves as the ultimate professional resource for CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CMOs, IT directors, IT managers, IT professionals, and everyone whose job requires making decisions about technology.

In his article, reporter Scott Matteson looks at how Alpha Anywhere empowers a wide range of developers build cross-platform mobile and web business apps.  The article includes an extensive Q&A with CTO Dan Bricklin, and a comprehensive review of the latest capabilities in the product. Bricklin explains which features are critical in new business apps and why:

"In order to be successful, enterprise mobile apps must meet critical user requirements, including intuitive use, the ability to leverage mobile hardware device features, such as touch interaction, geo-location, video, audio, and camera, and the ability to work with large amounts of read/write data - even when working offline," said Dan Bricklin, CTO of Alpha Software. "These functions are no longer optional in enterprise mobility - they are critical requirements for mobile app development and success. Alpha Anywhere V4 was developed with the horsepower to quickly meet these requirements with little to no coding."

Matteson highlights the ease with which experienced and citizen developers can build mobile optimized forms and complex business apps with features like digital ink and image annotation, audio and video capture, and seamless access to device hardware for leveraging cameras, scanners and GPS in business apps.  In the article, Matteson praises Alpha’s “industry-leading offline capabilities.”

He also points to Alpha Software’s Pumpjack Pro equipment inspection sample app.



Alpha Software's Pumpjack Pro sample inspection app.

Read the full TechRepublic article.

View the PumpJack Pro sample app in detail.

Read further on how Alpha Anywhere helps build cross-platform mobile and web business apps with critical business features.
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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.