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TechRepublic:Cool HTML5 Application Development-Alpha Anywhere

In a recent TechRepublic article titled "Cool HTML5 Implementations in Application Development and Gaming", Alpha Anywhere and FileMaker are highlighted as "cool implementations." They also point out that one of the differences between the two systems is that Alpha Anywhere is designed for building web and mobile apps, whereas Filemaker's capabilities are limited to web applications. There are many other additional distinctions between Alpha Anywhere and Filemaker when it comes to being Enterprise Business ready but we were happy that we received this "shout out" and hope you will find it an interesting article. We've copied the portion of the article discussing Alpha Anywhere's HTML5 development tools below:

Cool HTML5 implementations in application development and gaming

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Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere is a standards-based HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript coding-optional environment that rapidly creates business applications with responsive layout and design on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop. Alpha Anywhere's latest release is not only built on HTML5, but it also creates HTML5-based applications that can be used in any device and goes beyond the typical responsive design techniques for application delivery to desktops, notebooks, laptops, and mobile phones. The tutorial Vimeo video provides a good overview of the kinds of applications that you can build using Alpha Anywhere. It also shows how to connect with a SQL database and how to make edits to add images using a notebook camera with the Alpha Anywhere image control panel (Figure B). Figure B  
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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.