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World Cup Football App built in Alpha Anywhere in 3 days.


From Concept to Completion, App Took Three Days to Build and Deploy with Alpha Alpha Anywhere;

Draws data from, Google and Flickr APIs


BURLINGTON, Mass.—July 4, 2014— World Cup fans now have the chance to instantly access all the stats, latest photos and geographical information for the players battling for the cup with a new mobile app built on Alpha Anywhere from Alpha Software Corporation. The Alpha Anywhere World Cup App is a fast way to view the latest stats, results, images and relevant maps on any mobile device.   The Alpha World Cup App pulls the most up to date information on games and players from public APIs, and serves it up in a responsive app that works on any mobile device. Using the Alpha Anywhere World Cup App, soccer fans can instantly access:
  • the latest game results
  • team's hailing countries on an interactive map
  • the latest stats and images of their favorite players.
  Using the Alpha Anywhere low-code high productivity development environment, a single developer took the concept from an initial idea to a full-blown app in three days (including learning how the various API's work.) The app, which uses APIs from Google maps, Flickr and, demonstrates the ability of Alpha Anywhere to consume  REST APIs and display the results using Alpha Anywhere's  HTML5 client side templating capabilities within a list control. Thousands of developers at major companies use Alpha Anywhere to speed up routine coding and integration so that they can focus their efforts on creating the design and functionality of powerful and secure IOS, Android and WinPhone mobile and web business apps that leverage data from SQL databases, Access databases and data from Web Services. The Alpha Anywhere World Cup App was wrapped by PhoneGap using the PhoneGapBuild capability that is integrated in Alpha Anywhere. Check out a video of the app shown above. The app was designed to run on IOS, Android and WinPhone. If you want to download and run the app on your Android device, please email and we will send you the QR code to load it on your device.   In the coming days, Alpha Software will be publishing educational materials that show how quickly and easily this app was created and deployed. For those interested, the Alpha Anywhere development environment is available for a 30-day free trial at  Also check out videos re Alpha Anywhere at About Alpha Software Corporation Alpha Software empowers a wide range of business application developers with innovative development and deployment products that offer significant productivity gains. Alpha Anywhere is the complete front-end to back-end, prototype-to-production environment for rapid development and deployment of enterprise-level, cross-platform mobile and web business applications. For more than a decade, developers and business professionals in tens of thousands of organizations in more than one hundred countries worldwide have cost-effectively deployed enterprise applications with Alpha Software products in-house and in the cloud. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter at @AlphaSWCorp.


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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.