When is a Drag-and-Drop Mobile Form Builder a Mistake?

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When is a Drag-and-Drop Mobile Form Builder a Mistake?

When it comes to user experience, a declarative layout approach beats out drag-and-drop mobile app builders every time.Business users love drag-and-drop app mobile form builders. They are fast and simple to use, offer a range of data-entry fields to choose from, and make some of the hard decisions for you. In a lot of situations, drag-and-drop app builders work just fine. But when is a drag-and-drop mobile form builder a mistake?

When building modern enterprise apps, drag-and-drop mobile form builders often “hit a wall” when it comes to user experience. In these cases, a declarative layout approach beats out drag-and-drop every time.

You can design forms in a fraction of a time with a declarative layout approach because the software:

  • lays out the whole form for you
  • allows you to easily adjust the layout to fit your process or priorities
  • gives you the flexibility you need to ensures the mobile form looks good
  • gives you a real-time preview of what your form will look like (with a WYSIWYG real-time preview).

In these cases, a declarative layout approach is more flexible, has better performance and provides an improved user experience.

Alpha Anywhere – with new TransForm technology – utilizes a declarative layout approach to enable business users to enterprise-grade mobile form apps with powerful features.Alpha Anywhere – with new TransForm technology – utilizes a declarative layout approach to enable business users to create and deploy mobile forms with power features like offline capability, rich media and signature capture, and GPS location. Watch Alpha Anywhere declarative layout in action.

Learn more about Alpha Anywhere and hear what customers have to say about building enterprise apps with declarative layout.

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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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