Citizen Developers: Tomorrow's App Builders

Growing Mobile App Development By Engaging Business Users


Speed Digital TransFormation: Enable More Users to Create Applications

Organizations need more application development and business apps than ever before. Users, partners, suppliers, and customers are all looking to do more business on mobile devices. The backlog of new apps or existing apps needing updates is only growing and IT is strapped to meet demand. Professional developers with mobile experience are hard to find and hire, and the talent doesn't exist in your organization. Well, that's not necessarily true: users who create apps might be living in your business already.

Increasing App Development

Companies are succeeding with the teams they already have within their organizations. They're using low-code platforms and no-code tools to empower citizen developers to build web and mobile apps. With these solutions, software developers can also build business applications faster.

What are Citizen Developers?

Citizen developers are non-IT workers who build task-oriented business applications to solve business problems. They use intuitive, low-code app development tools to create new business applications for consumption by other users.

IT Departments and Citizen Development

The trend is growing. More users in organizations are becoming tech-savvy and adopting new software and technologies to complete tasks efficiently. IT staff that support these users will be more strategic to their enterprise.

Data governance and citizen developer governance are imperative. Without proper oversight, enterprise standards for app development and security might be at risk. 

Preparing your Organization for Citizen Development

Read how successful organizations are decreasing the app backlog and digitizing business processes with citizen developers. They're enabling more workers -- often in surprising areas of the business -- to learn application development. You'll learn:

  • Predictions for how many business apps enterprises will need to build in the coming years
  • Practical examples of line of business analysts and domain experts building enterprise apps
  • What your organization must do to empower line of business employees to build apps
  • Important requirements that must be met for line of business workers to successfully build applications
  • Low-code app development platforms, no-code softwareand drag and drop development tools for citizen development.
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Citizen Developers and Low-Code / No-Code App Development

Alpha Software Corporation accelerates digital innovation and eliminates the bottleneck traditionally associated with developing business apps by enabling line of business users and IT developers to work in parallel to quickly create apps that increase productivity and deliver business value. The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components.

  • Alpha Transform enables workers with domain knowledge to build robust, online or offline mobile apps in minutes and quickly prove business impact. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users & developers can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language.

    Citizen developers can design data collection business apps in a fraction of a time. The software:
    • designs the app for the user, including offline and security functionality
    • allows the user to easily adjust the layout to fit any business process or priorities
    • gives the user a real-time preview of what the data collection app will look like
    • deploys the app for the user
    • collects the data and analyzes it for the user on interactive dashboards.
  • Alpha Anywhere is a comprehensive low-code app development platform that enables developers to create secure business applications with rich user experiences. Developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop and deploy any web or mobile app 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. 
  • The Alpha Cloud Integrated, automated cloud hosting service deploys applications directly from Alpha Anywhere to a robust website with minimal delay and cost. Deployment is easy with reasonable defaults, but developers are also in control of a rich set of options. As your requirements grow, developers have the tools within Alpha Anywhere to manage their environment and how their applications are deployed, allowing flexibility to scale as needed. Alpha Cloud currently runs on the Amazon AWS infrastructure. 
Have questions?  Contact Alpha Software at 781-850-4600