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TechRepublic: Developers Build Cross-Platform Apps with Alpha Anywhere

TechRepublicTechRepublic 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.

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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

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.