Higher Education App Development | Alpha Software

Build offline-capable apps for higher education institutions with ease.

Tech-savvy students, parents and busy higher education professors, researchers and administrators need new mobile apps that deliver fast, impactful user experiences -- frequently in areas without reliable WiFi or cell service. 

Our higher education customers have built directory, invoicing, enrollment and other apps that work in the President's office or out on the quad. We're here to help you quickly build apps that access and capture the critical data you need, when and where you need it, on the device of your choosing.

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Higher Education Institutions around the world rely on Alpha Anywhere to tackle their mobile challenges.
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With Alpha Anywhere, users of all skill levels can speed the development and delivery of apps for higher education with exceptional user experiences and that work offline.

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Front-End to Back-End

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Perfect scores from serious users on top product review sites.
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Why Customers Choose Alpha Anywhere 


Alpha Anywhere

Fast Onboarding to the Platform

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Support for Citizen Development

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Ability to Add Code as Needed

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Speed of Developing/Updating Apps

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Ease of Data Integration

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Robust Offline Capability

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Built-in Analytics and Reporting

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Handling and Storage of Large Image, Audio and Video Files

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Built-in Mobile Optimized Forms Builder

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Predictable Pricing

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Alpha Anywhere: Rapid Mobile App Development Without Limits

Alpha Anywhere speeds development for all users. It does the routine coding for experienced developers, and builds the apps for citizen developers. The software also has built-in genies that speed data integration, offline capability and security. But, Alpha Anywhere always gives developers the ability to add code, if needed. We call this "coding-optional."


eAlpha Anywhere is the emerging standard for educational institutions looking to help IT developers increase their pipeline while empowering non-IT users to build sophisticated, web and mobile business apps fast. 

Why does Alpha Anywhere consistently get perfect scores from customers?

  • Standards Based - Allows a wide range of developers to dramatically increase productivity.
  • Front-End and Back-End Control over Apps - Enables built-in offline capability, rich data integration, security, as well as prototyping and deployment in a single environment.
  • Coding-Optional – Allows a wide range of non-technical users to develop mobile apps, while insuring that seasoned developers can always add code, if needed.
  • Outstanding UX - Uses a single code base to drive responsive apps with the latest mobile features (voice, images, video, ink, mapping and more) on all size mobile devices & the desktop.
  • Predictable Pricing - Offers cost-effective pricing and flexible deployment models that saves on development and deployments costs, while enabling future scalibility.

Ask the Right Questions!

With more tech-savvy audiences to serve than ever before, educational institutions are looking to rapid mobile app development to gain efficiences, save on costs, and provide better service or streamline operations. As you evaluate vendors, there are key questions to ask that can save you from big costs down the line.

When you hear: "We do offline."

Understand that all "offline" capabilities are not equal. Be sure to ask: 

  • Can your solution do data synchronization and intelligent conflict resolution (aside from "last-in wins"? 

If the answer is "No," then it means your apps will likely have severe limitations that could hurt your ability to intelligently capture store and sync data.

When you hear: "We can connect to data."

Data integration is one of the most difficult and important aspects of app development. Be sure to ask: 

  • Does your software easily connect to common data sources such as REST services, JSON Data, XML, SOAP and oData without extensive coding?

If the answer is "No," you'll likely burn a lot of time and money on data integration and security issues.

When you hear: "We're cross-platform."

Understand that responsive isn't necessarily cross-platform. Be sure to ask: 

  • Do your apps offer a native-like experience on smartphones, tablets and desktops?

If the answer is "No," then users experience will most likely not have a native-like experience on the apps.

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Gary Miotto, Assistant Coach of the Brock Badgers University Men's Hockey Team, Brock University

"Alpha Anywhere surpasses all other RAD platforms for building simple yet robust apps." 

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Tracie Oken, CEO, MySchoolAnywhere

"If we had to build the core from scratch, it would have taken three times as long. But with Alpha, we made our May 1st deadline." 

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Steve Power, Principal Consultant, Uplanit

""We recognized right away that Alpha Anywhere was the only product that could do what we wanted with the resources we had, and in the shortest time possible."


“Alpha Software has robust enterprise integration capabilities & rich client-side workflow & custom logic creation in its coding-optional development tool...”
– Gartner Magic Quadrant, Mobile Application Development Platforms, June 2016

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