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Alpha Anywhere is Recognized as the Fastest way to Develop Mobile Apps

Alpha Anywhere LogoAlpha Anywhere's rapid mobile application development platform makes building and deploying web and mobile applications easy. In addition to providing built-in support for creating for iOS and Android apps using PhoneGap, apps built with Alpha Anywhere lets you build your app  once and deploy to mobile, web and desktop platforms. Custom mobile apps built with Alpha Anywhere also come with a vast array of built-in functionality that most enterprises require, including application security, data integration, and offline support. We've provided a summary below of these features and more.

Mobile App Security

Alpha's built-in security framework gives you all the tools you need to easily secure your sensitive data like SSL support, data encryption, a fully Integrated login/logout component and much more. Alpha is also tightly integrated with Apperian, enabling fine-tuned security and policy controls for each app without requiring code modifications or SDKs.Learn More about Mobile App Security.

Integration with Your Corporate Data

While Alpha Anywhere boasts its own built in database engine, you can also easily leverage a wide range of data sources including SQL, NoSQL, REST APIs, and web services. Native drivers are included for MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and virtually all other popular SQL backends. Plus your application can be extended with Node.js, JavaScript libraries, .NET assemblies, and Amazon Web Services.Learn More about Data Integration With Alpha Anywhere.

Front-end and Back-end Tools Built-in

While most other solutions address either the front-end OR the back-end, Alpha Anywhere combines all required client AND server development features. Enterprise level reporting, geo-location tools, charting, scheduling, media handling, and responsive design are all built-in, easily added to your apps on the fly. Plus, you'll find sophisticated, native-like quick start mobile templates right out of the box! Learn More about Front-end and Back-end Tools Built-in.

Transactional Offline Mobile Support with Flexible Conflict Resolution Built In

Mobile business applications aren't truly mobile if they can't work offline, and, until now, organizations were faced with 3x the time and cost when adding offline functionality to an app. Alpha Anywhere features extensive, built-in, and customizable capabilities for building offline-capable mobile and web business apps in what Forrester Research calls a "robust solution for HTML5 implementations" — with virtually no incremental effort or cost! Learn More about Offline Mobile Application Development.

Low-code Yet Always Customizable

Alpha Anywhere minimizes the need for hand coding to maximize productivity while still letting you code whenever and wherever needed. Because of this, Alpha Anywhere has an extremely short learning curve — most developers can become mobile proficient in just 7-10 days with Alpha! Learn More about Alpha Anywhere Low Code Technical Overview.

Affordable & Transparent Pricing that does not charge for each user 

Check out the pricing page

Build Once, Run Anywhere on Mobile and the Web

Takes advantage of Responsive App Design built in to Alpha Anywhere to let you build once and publish your custom app to mobile, web, and desktop platforms. Watch this responsive app design webinar.

Standards Based and Uses HTML5/JavaScript

Companies can use the Web developers they already have. (There are 10X as many web developers vs native mobile developers.) Alpha has a strong commitment to JavaScript on both the browser and server.


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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

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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.