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Swipe, Touch and Mobile Go Hand-and-Hand with the New Version of Alpha Five


Touch is no longer just a concern of tablet and smartphone application development. In a world where computing is increasingly seeing the adoption of touch and the associated action of swiping, we wanted to make sure that the next version of Alpha Five would be a powerful environment for rapidly and easily creating touch and swipe oriented business applications for computing devices with screens 4 inches wide (smartphones), to 1 foot wide (laptop screens), to 2 feet or more wide (desktop screens).

As we have written about extensively on this blog, with the next major version of Alpha, we have fully embraced HTML5 smartphone application development. But the benefits of HTML5 go far beyond just smartphones, enabling you to create rich, robust business applications with native-like functionality once, and run them on cross platform mobile devices and desktop PCs.

Watch the video below from the upcoming version of Alpha Five and see how to easily incorporate touch events into your smartphone application development effort and your apps for all touch-enabled devices.



Swipe gestures are extremely common in mobile and touch applications. The ability to add your own swipe events to the various Panels (Panel Cards, Navigators and Layouts) in your application is critical in order to create an authentic mobile experience.
Video Feature Peek: Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12) Lets You Easily Change Orientation on a Mobile Device
High Level Overview of Upcoming Alpha Five -- Rapidly Building Business Applications for Mobile Devices and the Web

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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 www.tubifi.com.

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