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Why Developers & Companies are Turning to Alpha Anywhere to Build Apps

Packaged software applications serving specific requirements and markets have been around since the days of mainframes.

Over the years tens of thousands of very valuable packaged software companies have been built.

The big difference in today's world with the advent of the cloud and mobile devices is how packaged software is delivered and on what devices does the software need to run.

As is well known, the cloud (with its ability to operate anywhere in the world and scale reliably,) makes it much easier to deliver these apps in a SaaS (software as a Service) format. It should also be noted that customers now expect the applications to run on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The good news is that with the widespread acceptance of smartphones, the number of people who can become customers of SaaS apps is now close to 4 Billion people globally.

So then the question becomes - what is fastest and most cost effective platform for building mobile, desktop and laptop SaaS apps.

That is where comes in. The Alpha Anywhere platform is a leading rapid development and deployment platform for mobile and web apps. It is used by thousands of companies, is winner of InfoWorld's product of the year and is top rated on peer review sites from Capterra, Gartner, Trust Radius and others.

Alpha Anywhere is increasingly being selected for building commercial SaaS apps because of the:

  • Richness of the platform for rapid and agile mobile and web development
  • Speed & cost savings in terms of time of initial development & subsequent enhancements
  • Licensing model designed specifically for SaaS developers

Plus, the resulting SaaS apps can be hosted anywhere, including on Alpha Cloud (Alpha Cloud takes care of scaling, redundancy and overall reliability so developers can focus on building their SaaS app, not baby-sitting the deployment)

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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.