Alpha Software I News Clips

2018

October 8, 2018
New Improvised Research of Multi-Channel Apps Market with Trends, Strategy Analysis, Technology Aspects, Future Outlook and Key Players – Global Forecast to 2023

Alpha Software is included in this comprehensive analysis of the global Multi-Channel Apps industry segment.

Read more at Digital Journal 

September 4, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Low-Code Apps

In this article about low-code app development tools, Alpha Software is called "perfect for developing business apps."

Read more at TechGenix

August 22, 2018
Fluree PBC Releases FlureeDB Enterprise Blockchain Database

Alpha Software is mentioned as a low-code enterprise application development platform with production applications built on blockchain technology.

Read more at Database Trends and Applications, Enterprise Times and Virtual Strategy Magazine

July 31, 2018
Low-Code/No-Code? HPaPaaS? Here's What Everybody Is Missing

Alpha Software is mentioned in an article about the burgeoning low-code/no-code market which is driving innovation and unprecedented value.  

Read more at Forbes

July 24, 2018
Moving Beyond Spreadsheets: How Custom Apps Save Money

Dan Bricklin is recognized for his work democratizing technology.  

Read more at Business.com

July 19, 2018
Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces Finalists for the 21st Annual Technology Leadership Awards

Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin is a finalist for Mass TLC's "CTO of the Year". recent recognition by Gartner analysts is mentioned in this article about Tcw Group's additional investment in Gartner.  

Read more at Globe Newswire

June 7, 2018
Tcw Group Has Boosted Gartner (IT) Holding by $8.36 Million as Market Value Rose

Alpha Software's recent recognition by Gartner analysts is mentioned in this article about Tcw Group's additional investment in Gartner.  

Read more at Flint Daily

June 4, 2018
A Guide to Low-Code Solutions

Alpha Software Corporation is included as a top low-code solution in this software guide. 

Read more at SDTimes

May 30, 2018
Cross-platform mobile app development is more viable than ever

VDC Analyst Eric Klein identifies Alpha Anywhere one of the top cross-platform mobile app development tools in this TechTarget article. 

Read more at SearchMobileComputing at TechTarget

May 20, 2018
Top 26 Mobile App Development Tools

Guru99 named Alpha Anywhere one of the top mobile app development tools in its 2018 ranking. Guru99 is a popular developer site with 4.5 million page views per month. 

Read more at Guru99

Mar 29, 2018
Largest Mobile Technology Companies in Massachusetts

Alpha Software makes the list of the largest business-to-business mobile technology and mobile app marketing software companies that are either headquartered, or have an office, in Massachusetts.
Read more at Boston Business Journal

Mar 19, 2018
Alpha Software: Low-Code Platform Targeting Data Capture Apps on Mobile Devices

Alpha Software seeks to simplify and accelerate the work of professional developers.
Read more at Intellyx

Mar 2, 2018
Five Approaches to Mobile App Developer Software

Research suggests that mobile application downloads will double by 2021. Learn how developers can stay ahead of the demand with the right app software.
Read more at MetroWest Daily News


Feb 22, 2018
Five Rapid Application Development Tools to Consider for Mobile

Rapid mobile application development vendors -- like Alpha Software -- offer a variety of options, from low-code and no-code platforms to micro apps, workflow apps and more.
Read more at MetroWest Daily News


Feb 1, 2018
Best Low Code App Development Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

Alpha Software is included in a kumulos review of the best low code app development platforms for building mobile apps.
Read more at kumulos

2017

 

Oct 17, 2017 

National Spreadsheet Day comes to Natick

The two men widely credited with inventing the first electronic spreadsheet were in town Tuesday for National Spreadsheet Day.
Read more at MetroWest Daily News


Oct 12 2017
Alpha Anywhere: Keeping the Front and Back Ends Coordinated

Coordinating actions between the front-end of an app running on a mobile device and the back-end server or cloud that supports it can be tricky. Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere mobile development and deployment platform builds all that in.
Read more at MC Press Online


Oct 12, 2017
Mobile application development goes tiny with micro apps

Tiny is trending, whether it comes to houses or mobile app development. Many organizations are trying customizable, single-purpose micro apps on for size.
Read more at TechTarget


Oct, 17 2017
A guide to low-code development solutions

Alpha Anywhere has the unique capability to rapidly create offline capable, mobile-optimized forms and business apps that can easily access and integrate with existing databases and web services, and can exploit built-in role-based security.
Read more at SD Times


Aug 10, 2017
25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

Low-code and no-code development tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success
Read more at InfoWorld


Aug, 1 2017
How IT and end users can build mobile apps with RMAD tools

RMAD tools can make just about anyone a citizen developer, making building mobile apps easier for IT pros or end users. The tough part is finding the right platform.
Read more at TechTarget


May 3, 2017
IT Services for the Enterprise: Sourcing Decisions

Clutch surveyed 582 US-based enterprise IT decision-makers (those that work at companies with over 500 employees) in order to examine trends in IT priorities and procurement strategy among enterprises.
Read more at Clutch


Apr, 24 2017
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Selects Finalists for 2017Innovation Showcase

The 14th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced the 10 Finalists for its 2017 Innovation Showcase.
Read more at Yahoo Finance


Apr, 24 2017
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Selects Finalists for 2017Innovation Showcase

The 14th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced the 10 Finalists for its 2017 Innovation Showcase.
Read more at TMCnet.com


Apr 17, 2017
LifeStatus360 Receives Comprehensive Security Certification

LifeStatus360 is pleased to announce their receipt of the Comprehensive Security Certification awarded from AltiusIT, a leader in security and compliance audits.
Read more at Yahoo Finance


Mar 30, 2017
Product Marketing Strategy: 57 Experts Discuss Key Pillars for Success

Product Marketing is only effective if it’s messages and content appeal to the market or buyers it is attempting to serve.
Read more at saasquatch


Mar, 29 2017
BostInno Approved: April's Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

Unconventional Thinking: How Neurodiversity Benefits the Tech Community: From 6 p.m. to 8, Cambridge Innovation Center will be hosting a talk on the intersection of neurodiversity, unconventional thinking and the tech community. Dan Bricklin, CTO of Alpha Software, will be one of the main speakers.
Read more at BostInno


Mar, 28 2017
Analysts Sort Out Low-Code Mobile Development Platforms

Low-code development platforms are a hot topic in the dev tools space now, as dozens of vendors have stepped up to the plate to address the chronic shortage of trained developers and insatiable demand for enterprise apps.
Read more at ADT Mag


Feb, 22 2017
How low-code development makes building mobile apps easier

Low-code tools let nearly anyone build mobile applications quickly and efficiently. Here's why these development tools will continue to grow in popularity.
Read more at TechTarget


Feb, 21 2017
Defining Mobility in the Enterprise

An enterprise mobility strategy, though, has no one standard definition. Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software (link is external), describes a mobility strategy as primarily concerned with “defining the areas where mobile can impact [enterprises] the most, by either getting information faster and then acting on that information”.
Read more at Clutch


Jan, 18 2017
Alpha Software Accelerates Mobile, Web App Delivery with New ‘Coding Optional’ Features, New Offline Capabilities

Alpha Software’s latest upgrade to its Alpha Anywhere platform aims to accelerate how developers build and deploy apps – without sacrificing rich functionality that’s needed to make such apps a success.
Read more at Integration Developer News


Jan, 3 2017
Alpha Software Delivers Offline Capable Rapid Mobile App Development and Deployment with No Limits to the Enterprise

Alpha Software Corporation just announced the availability of its Alpha Anywhere 4.3. It’s now available and provided at no charge to current subscribers.
Read more at MAW


2016

Dec, 11 2016
Alpha Software Delivers Offline Capable Rapid Mobile App Development and Deployment with No Limits to the Enterprise

Alpha Anywhere 4.3 significantly speeds development and deployment of web and mobile business apps – giving enterprises rapid app development without limits.
Read more at Fresh News


Dec 8, 2016
Alpha Software Boosts Offline Features in Low-Code Mobile Dev Tool

Alpha Anywhere 4.3, a low-code mobile and Web app development tool, has been released with increased offline functionality and several other improvements.
Read more at ADT Mag


Dec, 6 2016
Alpha Software Delivers Offline Capable Rapid Mobile App Development and Deployment with No Limits to the Enterprise

...announced the availability of Alpha Anywhere 4.3. Version 4.3 release adds enhancements that significantly cut development time and shortens time to deployment.
Read more at IT Briefing.net


Dec 6, 2016
Alpha Software Delivers Offline Capable Rapid Mobile App Development And Deployment With No Limits To The Enterprise

Alpha Anywhere has a coding-optional approach that empowers both experienced developers and line of business professionals to speed the development and deployment of sophisticated web and mobile business apps with no limitations.
Read more at Field Technologies Online


Dec, 6 2016
When to Choose Hybrid Platforms for Your App Development

Alpha Anywhere-It enables the developer with a plethora of options associated with using the programming languages. Hence, the developer can utilize C#; JavaScript, Xbasic, VB.NET, as well as any other.NET supported language like Cobra and C++.
Read more at TECH FEATURED


Nov 16, 2016
Customer Enthusiasm Raises Alpha Software to Top of Charts amid Mobile App Explosion

Alpha Software Corporation, accelerating how developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, closed September with reported record demand for its Alpha Anywhere™ mobile and web application development and deployment platform.
Read more at Fresh News


Nov, 1 2016
How to Turbo Charge Your App Load Speeds With Pre-rendering

There are ways to calculate your layout in advance to avoid the performance hit of re-calculating the UX Component’s layout at run-time for every request made to the Application Server: pre-rendering the UX Component at design time.
Read more at DZone


Sept 28, 2016
Announcements at Alpha DevCon verify dev world's move to JSON data

Announcements made by Alpha Software representatives at the Alpha DevCon conference verified that the ability to work with JSON is a 'must-have' for businesses today.
Read more at TechTarget


Sept, 12 2016
Executive Insights on Mobile Application Development

This week, DZone issued it's annual Guide to Mobile Application Development. Dan Bricklin was one of 17 execs interviewed for Tom Smith's article on page 26
Read more at DZone


August, 15 2016
Discover the Silver Lining in Cloud-Based PMS

Cloud-based practice management software has a number of benefits.
Read more at Veterinary Practice News


July 26, 2016
App Development Tool Increases Speed, Flexibility

Fast Mirror, a professional development firm, adopted a cross-platform development tool that has slashed overall development time by about 50 percent.
Read more at Baseline


July, 15 2016
Survey: Developers Rank Top ‘Must Haves’ for Enterprise Mobile Apps in 2016

A survey of enterprise mobile app developers ranks their top considerations for success in 2016. Alpha Software found mobile app professionals says backend integration, security, offline functionality will be ‘must haves’ – and critical to success. Low-code tools to speed up app launches will gain more attention...
Read more at Enterprise Cloud Today


July, 5 2016
Tutorial: Richly Formatted Client-Side Data Displays and Reports in Alpha Anywhere

In this video series, we show how a complex template can be designed to display data (a list of Orders with OrderItems for each order) in a richly formatted display.
Read more at DZone


June 30, 2016
CIOs combat messaging overload with mobile 'micro apps'

CIOs are addressing major pain points in corporate workflows by consolidating approval requests into lightweight ’micro apps.’
Read more at CIO


June 22, 2016
Alpha Anywhere Empowers Devs to Build Cross-Platform Apps

Alpha Anywhere is giving a wide-range of devs the ability to build cross-platform mobile and web business apps. Check out a quick rundown of what that will mean for devs.
Read more at DZone


June 22, 2016
Here Are the Biggest Tech Events Happening This Summer

News flash: It's actually summer now, even though it's already felt like summer since probably February. If you find yourself asking, "What are the major tech and startup events I should be attending this summer?" you should use this as your comprehensive guide. From Outside the Box Interactive and our very own BostonFest to MassTLC's Technology Leadership Awards Gala, here's everything you need to know about.
Read more at BostInno


June 6, 2016
All New Guide to the Leading Mobile Application Development Platform Solutions

Whether you know it or not, you will eventually have at least one business or enterprise app, which means that you will need to start wrapping your head around how best to build and implement them. This report includes a category overview, the top 10 questions to ask, and a capabilities reference of the leading 24 mobile platforms.
Read more at HTML Goodies


May 10, 2016
Rapid Mobile App Development Environment, Alpha Anywhere V4 Released

Accelerating how developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, Alpha Anywhere V4 adds powerful capabilities to the Alpha Anywhere mobile and web application development and deployment environment, including the ability to access all mobile device features and a new mobile optimized forms capability that fundamentally streamlines data capture on mobile devices.
Read more at HTML Goodies


May 10, 2016
Alpha Software Will Host Alpha Anywhere DevCon 2016 September 21 - 23

Alpha Software will be hosting its annual user conference, Alpha Anywhere DevCon 2016, on September 21 – 23 in Danvers, Massachusetts. The event will provide the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with professionals who are using, or are interested in using, the Alpha Software app development platform.
Read more at App Developer Magazine


May 9, 2016
Network World Products of the Week: Alpha Anywhere V4

Network World roundup of intriguing new products from companies. Alpha Anywhere V4 adds 100+ new features to the Rapid Application Development platform, as well as a new mobile optimized forms capability that fundamentally streamlines data capture on mobile devices.
Read more at Network World


April 26, 2016
Alpha Software RAD Tool Gets More Than 100 New Features in Latest Release

There's a lot packed into the latest release of Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere rapid application development tool. Designed for the construction of mobile applications, Alpha Anywhere V4 contains more than 100 new features, including improvements to the user interface to make it easier to use. Low code and no code software development tools are gaining some attention, especially as unskilled users are being brought in to help with the development process. Alpha Anywhere adheres to those methodologies and focuses on making it easy and quick for developers to create business applications.
Read more at FierceDevOps


April 26, 2016
Alpha Software Touts Rapid Mobile App Development 'Without Limits'

Alpha Software Corporation, a firm MMW has covered in the past as the team at Alpha ramped up ways in which developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, has just announced the availability of Alpha Anywhere V4.
Read more at Mobile Marketing Watch


April 26, 2016
Alpha Software Announces Alpha Anywhere V4: Rapid Mobile App Development Without Limits

Alpha Software Corporation, accelerating how developers build and deploy mobile and web business apps, today announced the availability of Alpha Anywhere V4. This release adds powerful capabilities to the Alpha Anywhere mobile and web application development and deployment environment, including the ability to access all mobile device features and a new mobile optimized forms capability that fundamentally streamlines data capture on mobile devices.
Read more at SD Times


April 13, 2016
10 Simple Tools for Building Mobile Apps Fast

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success. Alpha Anywhere is a database-oriented, rapid app development tool that shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline. It allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly solid performance and nativelike look and feel.
Read more at InfoWorld


March 28, 2016
The Road to Success: Tech Leaders Tell All

To get to the top of the org chart, you'll need more than basic dev skills. Today's head honchos offer their wisdom on getting ahead.

Featuring an interview with Alpha Software CEO Richard Rabins.
Read more at InfoWorld


March 24, 2016
9 Ways Technology Will Change Within the Next 10 Years

Ten years ago, there were no smartphones. It was the coffeeshop era of Wi-Fi, which meant that the Internet was just beginning to follow us out the door and into the world. Nowadays, of course, Wi-Fi and mobile data are almost ubiquitous, smartphones have hit market saturation in the most developed nations. Here's our look ahead to 10 years in the future, and how the tech world may change.

Featuring an interview with Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin.
Read more at Network World


March 7, 2016
Ready Set Go Mobile! Low Code Platforms Assist Enterprises in Developing Better Mobile Apps, Faster

Mobile applications are the current in demand technologies. New technology helps enterprises develop mobile apps at a rapid pace, with limited resources.
Read more at CIO Review


February 11, 2016
RMAD Predictions with Gartner and Alpha Software

Alpha Software recently released a survey, Enterprise Developers Rank Critical Requirements for Success in the Coming App Explosion, that details what enterprise app developers view as the most important aspects of developing mobile apps specifically for businesses, that may not be totally known or realized by executives and IT departments. I spoke with Gartner Analyst Jason Wong, who specializes in enterprise mobile app development and Dan Bricklin, CTO of Alpha Software to discuss the near and not-so-near future of rapid mobile app development (RMAD) in businesses and why understanding the concepts outlined in the survey are so important to grasp going forward with enterprise mobile app development.
Read more at Mobile Application Development Solutions Review


January 29, 2016
Managed Security Service Provider Mobile Apps Boon?

The opportunity to deliver managed security services for mobile applications is emerging. While it's still early days, there's promise for the future.
Read more at Channel Insider


January 26, 2016
Alpha Anywhere Takes 2016 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Honors

Alpha Software Corporation just got some good news in the mail. A company dedicated to helping developers build and deploy full mobile and web business apps, Alpha Software just nabbed an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for its Alpha Anywhere platform. Notably, Alpha Software is the only Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) technology included among the recipients.
Read more at Mobile Advertising Watch


January 26, 2016
Alpha Anywhere Receives 2016 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award

Alpha Software Corporation, received this week an InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for its Alpha Anywhere platform. In the official announcement, IDG InfoWorld called out Alpha Anywhere as “a database-oriented, rapid app development tool that shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline. It allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly good performance and nativelike look and feel.”
Read more at Boston.com


January 25, 2016
Alpha Software Survey Results Show Developers Need Rapid Turnaround Platforms with Security, Flexibility

"Enterprises can't get enough of mobile apps - that makes it tough for developers to keep up with the demand to create feature-rich mobile applications in a timely way." That's according to Amy Groden-Morrison of Alpha Software. It's true. Businesses are busting at the seams with needs and ideas for new apps for smartphone users. And more and more, they're checking out low-code, rapid mobile application development (RMAD) platforms to get the job done more expeditiously.
Read more at Mobile Advertising Watch


January 22, 2016
'Alpha Anywhere' Expediates Mobile App Development; Adapts Low-code Approach

With the aim of accelerating mobile development, CLoudMine, a mobile backend platform for healthcare and life science organizations unveiled collaboration with Alpha Software, developer of business applications for mobile devices and personal computers.
Read more at CIO Review


January 20, 2016
InfoWorld names Alpha Anywhere "2016 Technology of the Year"

"Alpha Anywhere is a database-oriented, rapid app development tool that shines at creating Web and hybrid mobile apps that work offline. It allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly good performance and nativelike look and feel."
Read more at InfoWorld


January 21, 2016
Mobile Dev Success: All About that MBaaS

You might say it's all about that MBaaS, no trouble. New reports from mobile app development organizations show how Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service (MBaaS) is crucial to enterprise mobility success, especially when using rapid application development (RAD) or low-code tools.
Read more at ApplicationDevTrends Mag


January 21, 2016
63% of Developers Plan to Build Up to Five Business Apps in 2016

The demand for Enterprise and business apps will see development of such apps rise in 2016, with 63% of developers planning to build up to five Enterprise mobile apps over the coming year, and 23% of developers looking into building six or more.
Read more at AppIndex


January 21, 2016
New Survey From Alpha Software Identifies Critical Requirements For Success In Enterprise Mobile App Development

Security, offline mobile support, database integration, and speed to market ranked by developers as top priorities; business users focus on ease of use, accurate data capture, and improved productivity.
Read more at DZone


January 20, 2016
Research Reveals Importance of Enterprise Apps Connecting to the Backend

While developers and line of business have different priorities regarding the important elements of enterprise mobile apps, the ability to connect to a backend database appears pivotal to both parties. That is the key finding from a study conducted by analyst house Bock & Company, and commissioned by Alpha Software. For developers, an easy integration with the backend is the most popular choice, cited by 96% of the almost 2,000 mobile app devs polled, followed by offline capability (78%) and the need to develop an app only once (78%).
Read more at EnterpriseAppsTech


January 20, 2016
Majority of Developers Plan to Develop Up to 5 Enterprise Mobile Apps This Year

A full 63 percent of enterprise app developers plan to develop up to five mobile apps in 2016, and 23 percent expect to develop six or more, according to asurvey of 1,950 mobile app developers by Bock & Company on behalf of rapid mobile app development provider Alpha Software. Developers ranked security, offline mobile support, backend integration, cross-platform support and speed to market as their top priorities this year.
Read more at FierceMobileIT


January 21, 2016
New Survey From Alpha Software Identifies Critical Requirements For Success In Enterprise Mobile App Development

With mobile-optimized enterprise apps predicted to quadruple, market experts forecast unprecedented levels of app development and deployment in the enterprise. Developers are accelerating their development and preparing to deliver better user experiences in shorter time frames. The majority of developers surveyed by Alpha Software, 63 percent, plan to develop up to five mobile apps in 2016 and 23 percent expect to develop six or more.
Read more at IT Briefcase


January 15, 2016
CloudMine and Alpha Software Partner to Accelerate Mobile Development

CloudMine, the leading mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaaS) platform for healthcare and life science organizations, today announced a partnership with rapid mobile app development (RMAD) leader Alpha Software Corporation, accelerating how IT and lines-of-business build and manage mobile and web apps, to scale secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile app development and deployment for healthcare and life science organizations.
Read more at IT Business Net


2015

December 23, 2015
2015 Missed the Mark As 'Year of the Mobile App' in Enterprises

Back in December last year, some pundits (including this writer) were predicting that 2015 would be the year of the enterprise mobile app as companies moved to take advantage of the proliferation of mobile devices with apps designed to improve productivity of mobile workers. In answer to the question "Was 2015 the year of the enterprise mobile app," John Jackson, program vice president for mobility research at IDC, responded with a resounding, "Kind of."
Read more at FierceMobileIT


December 22, 2015
Dan Bricklin Invented the Spreadsheet - But Don't Hold That Against Him

You may not know Dan Bricklin, but you are almost certainly familiar with his work. It's fair to say that the Boston-based programmer is as important a figure in the early days of personal computing as contemporaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Bricklin created what could be considered the first killer app: the electronic spreadsheet. Now, as chief technology officer for Alpha Software, he is helping companies build mobile apps, the next frontier in personal computing.
Read more at Quartz


December 9, 2015
Transforming the Business with Data-Rich, Rapid Mobile App Development

Using tools that can produce apps more rapidly is crucial for enterprises to help bridge the gap between mobile app demand and supply.
Read more at CIO Review


December 3, 2015
Why Most Companies Have the Wrong Approach to Enterprise Mobile Apps

Many organizations are struggling to provide productivity enhancing mobile applications to their internal workforce. As more and more mobile devices like smartphones and tablets get deployed, these apps are becoming mission critical, and not just nice to have.
Read more at ComputerWorld


October 23, 2015
Video - Mobile Expert Interviews: More From The Legendary Dan Bricklin

Many organizations are struggling to provide productivity enhancing mobile applications to their internal workforce. I'm not talking about consumer facing apps (like bank or airline apps) that have to be perfect and represent your "brand" to the outside world. Rather I am talking about productivity enhancing apps for sales force, services, delivery operations, manufacturing, etc. These are apps used by your workforce to make their jobs easier and/or provide better customer service. As more and more mobile devices like smartphones and tablets get deployed, these apps are becoming mission critical, and not just nice to have.
Watch the interview at The Center for the Future of Work


October 21, 2015
Video - Mobile Expert Interviews: Dan Bricklin, Co-Developer of the First "Killer App"

Video interview with a member of software programming royalty, Dan Bricklin. Dan was the co-developer of the world's first software "killer app", Visicalc. Visicalc, a spreadsheet app for the Apple II series of personal computers, was so popular in the 1980s, that companies spent thousands of dollars on computers just to run the $100 software program. Dan worked closely with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates many others in the early years of personal computers. Dan still programs and designs productivity apps. He is the CTO of Alpha Software, the developers of sophisticated digital forms for mobile devices.
Watch the interview at SYS-CON Media


August 20, 2015
3 Reasons Why Small Teams Make Better Tech Innovators

It's no accident that startups are driving tech innovation. Here's what gives small teams their edge.
Read more at Fast Company


August 20, 2015
RMAD: The Key to Mobilizing Your Business Fast

According to Gartner, 20 million enterprise apps will be built in the next five years, and there is heavy pressure on companies to increase their capacity to build more mobile apps immediately. In selecting your RMAD tool, make sure it contains these four critical capabilities: Security, Data Integration, Offline, User Experience.
Read more at Mobile Application Development Solutions Review


August 3, 2015
What's Holding Mobile Back?

Read the business or technology press, and you'd assume that all was clear sailing in the mobile world. From small companies to world-spanning behemoths, the press reports these companies are gaining new business, getting closer to their customers, and improving their own efficiency and productivity with a myriad of new mobile business apps. Well, yes and no. Companies are certainly doing all that. But there are clear indicators that companies are encountering significant roadblocks from getting wider business benefits from mobile.
Read more at Mobile Marketing Watch


July 30, 2015
Alpha Software Launches New Enterprise Functionality to Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Software has released in beta new capabilities in the Alpha Anywhere mobile application development and deployment environment providing the ability for developers to create offline-enabled tablet-optimized forms for workers who primarily work standing up and moving around. The update offers new opportunity for companies to mobilize paper forms and workflows to facilitate reduced time lag between capturing and utilizing field data, increased accuracy and speed of data entry, and richer data capture along with flexible ink and voice annotation.
Read more at App Developer Magazine


July 28, 2015
Alpha Software Simplifies Development of Forms-Based Mobile Apps

One of the primary things that most enterprise IT organizations are trying to do with tablets is deploy applications that eliminate paper-based processes involving forms. To accelerate the development of such applications, Alpha Software today previewed the beta release of an update to its Alpha Anywhere mobile application development and deployment environment that simplifies the development of applications based on forms that can run offline and online.
Read more at IT Business Edge


July 28, 2015
Alpha Software Supports the Mobile Enterprise Workforce with New Tablet-optimized Forms Capability

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the beta launch of new capabilities in the Alpha Anywhere mobile application development and deployment environment which will allow enterprises to quickly develop offline-enabled tablet-optimized forms for workers who primarily work standing up and moving around. Recent research estimates the number of these workers worldwide to be 2.5 billion.
Read more at SD Times


July 15, 2015
No Mobile Application Developers? Turn to Low-code Tools

Hiring enterprise mobile application developers can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. It takes significant resources, and when the proper apps aren't available to users, productivity suffers. Cross-platform suites ease the app burden. Vendors that offer cross-platform suites include Xamarin, SAP, Alpha Software and Red Hat's FeedHenry.
Read more at TechTarget


July 3, 2015
Let's Innovate: Uncovering Hidden Powers of the Smartwatch

Scouring the Internet reveals a number of heated debates about devices like the Pebble smartwatch. Is it useful? Useless? Will wearables become the way of the future – or an embarassing fad of the past? The doubt, however, has not kept famed innovators like Dan Bricklin from working to unveil the hidden power of wearables. His company, Alpha Software, announced the release of their Alpha WatchBench app last June – an app that empowers developers to quickly and easily build working prototype apps for Apple smartwatches using just an Apple iPhone and knowledge of the JavaScript language.
Read more at TechTarget


June 12, 2015
Alpha Software Releases Apple Watch JavaScript Development App

Alpha WatchBench is designed for developers to create working prototype apps on an iPhone coded in JavaScript rather than Objective-C or Swift.
Read more at SDTimes


June 10, 2015
Data Transfer Latency: Tackling Problems Related to "People systems"

Last week, the creators of Alpha Anywhere hosted a user meetup to talk about mobile application development – specifically, tablet applications for use in the field and workplace. One of the major pain points discussed was the issue of moving data from user to user across systems in real time in order to achieve the fastest business results.
Read more at TechTarget


June 9, 2015
Alpha Software Powers New Apple Watch App Development

Alpha Software Corporation today announced availability of the Alpha WatchBench app which will empower developers to quickly and easily build working prototype apps for Apple Watch using just an Apple iPhone and knowledge of the JavaScript language. "Apple Watch creates an entirely new paradigm and category of hands-free, ‘glance-able' apps that will create huge opportunities for enterprises to increase efficiencies," said Ben Bajarin, Principal Industry Analyst, Creative Strategies, Inc.
Read more at Digital Journal


June 9, 2015
Platform Increases Pace of Prototype Apple Watch Apps

Alpha Software Corp. introduced the Alpha WatchBench app, a platform that will enable developers to design Apple Watch prototype apps directly through Apple iPhones and JavaScript. Unlike typical screen mockups and wireframes, Alpha WatchBench gives developers access to working code that interacts with real-time, remote data services, working buttons and menus, all using sophisticated design
Read more at Mobile Enterprise


June 3, 2015
Familiar Landmarks on the Roadmap from Clipboards to Tablets

The folks behind Alpha Anywhere, including Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin, gathered a bunch of their users to focus on mobile application development and specifically on tablet applications yesterday. Many of the applications their users are building are clipboard replacement applications. That is, they are applications whose function would be done with paper forms on clipboards if tablets weren't a better option.
Read more at TechTarget


May 28, 2015
WatchBench Builds Fully Functional Apple Watch Apps In Javascript

Alpha Software intends to release a product for quickly building small apps for the Apple Watch called Alpha WatchBench. WatchBench will be free and runs entirely on the iPhone; no external computer is needed.
Read more at ProgrammableWeb


April 9, 2015
When Task-oriented Apps Transform Business Activities

Certainly the mobile revolution is changing everything. Yet the continuing buzz about digital disruption in the sharing economy is only half the story. Let's not forget about disruption in the enterprise--where mobile apps, connecting to backend applications and services, enhance productivity, improve profitability and transform the ways work gets done.
Read more at FierceMobileIT



Alpha Software Announces Record Demand for Alpha Anywhere, the Most Productive Way to Build and Deploy Secure, Robust

March 9, 2015 Offline-Capable Enterprise Mobile Apps

Alpha Software Corporation today announced increased demand for its award-winning rapid application development platform, Alpha Anywhere. In addition to customer wins in industries such as financial services, education, health care, telecommunications, manufacturing and government, the company received numerous industry accolades this quarter, and announced that the Alpha developer community reached significant milestones in terms of members and users.
Read more at CNBC


February 10, 2015
"The Offline Problem": How to Solve the Biggest Hurdle Facing the Mobile Workforce

Today's disparate, global workforce relies on mobility to get the job done anywhere, and productivity depends on anytime access to critical business apps. Despite the opportunities that mobilizing the workforce offers, enterprises have deployed a surprisingly small number of apps due to the challenges inherent with mobile app development. Perhaps the greatest impediment to the creation of these mobile business apps is the Offline Challenge, or the ability for apps to function without an Internet connection.
Read more at IT Briefcase


February 9, 2015
The Right and Wrong Strategies When Taking Your App Offline

One of the hallmarks of good programming is anticipating everything that could possibly go wrong, and handling it in a graceful way. App Developer Magazine writer Martin Heller breaks down right and wrong strategies when building apps that will have intermittent connectivity and discusses how Alpha Anywhere presents a unique and innovative solution.
Read more at App Developer Magazine


January 21, 2015
Exclusive Interview with Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software & Bryan Derbyshire, Director at Worldpay

Q) Related to Worldpay, from where did it all start about thinking with the association with Alpha Software? What was the point that triggered this?

A) Bryan: At Worldpay, we have a very strong legacy business in traditional payments and we are refining ourselves as we move forward in the market in 2015. We were looking forward to opportunities in ISV (the independent software vendor space). We were looking for the right partnerships with developers that have the platform power and ability to go after enterprise level clients and handle that kind of volume. So with that prospect, we found Alpha leveraging their process and their platform
Read more at Let's Talk Payments


January 19, 2015
Slideshow: Seven Must Have Features for Great Mobile Apps

The amount of effort being put into developing mobile apps is staggering. When designed correctly, mobile apps become competitive weapons that can give a business the upper hand in the battle for market share. But there's an obvious problem with the majority of apps: They're not very good. Here are seven features that all truly great apps share in common.
Read more at IT Business Edge


January 16, 2015
Alpha Software Aligns with Apperian to Manage Mobile Apps

One of the things that is fundamentally different about mobile applications is that the development and management processes are generally much more closely aligned than with traditional desktop applications. Rather than building and managing applications in isolation, the need to constantly upgrade mobile applications forces a convergence of application development and management. To that end, there has been a wave of integration between providers of mobile application development tools and mobile application management frameworks, one of the latest of which involves a partnership between Alpha Software and Apperian.
Read more at IT Business Edge


2014

December 24, 2014
Tools To Build Payment-Enabled Mobile Apps

Alpha Software Corporation has integrated its Alpha Anywhere business application development environment with Worldpay, a global payment provider, in a move which it hopes will speed the creation of payment-enabled mobile business apps.
Read more at Dr. Dobb's


December 22, 2014
Q&A: Alpha Software CEO Talks Enterprise App Development

Alpha Software is the company behind Alpha Anywhere, a self-serve development platform that helps enterprises in-particular create cross-platform mobile apps. We thought it would be a good time to catch-up with Alpha Software and learn more about what's making the enterprise app development market tick.
Read more at App Index


December 16, 2014
"Alpha Anywhere Aces Offline Mobile Apps" - InfoWorld Review Scores Alpha 8.8/10

One of the defining characteristics of mobile devices is that you can't count on them being online all the time, but you still need them and want to use them when they are offline. lpha Anywhere 3 does in fact address all of these issues for mobile Web and hybrid mobile apps. And it does this in the context of a RAD (rapid application development) tool that allows developers to build good apps quickly, with surprisingly good performance and native-like look and feel.
Read more at InfoWorld


December 16, 2014
Alpha Software and Worldpay Make It Easy to Build Payment-Enabled Mobile Apps

By combining Alpha Anywhere, a unique mobile and web app development environment featuring offline capability, with Worldpay's payment processing expertise, enterprises can now easily add premium payment processing services to mobile and web applications.
Read more at Broadway World


December 11, 2014
Mobilizing Work Through a Low-Code Platform: Four Factors for Developing Task-Oriented Apps

There's a new generation of mobile enterprise apps on the horizon – task-oriented experiences that are integral parts of business ecosystems. Turn to a low-code platform to design and develop the task-oriented apps.
Read more at Wired Insights


December 4, 2014
Mobile Enterprise's December "Mobile Industry on the Move" Recap

Alpha Software Corporation integrated its Alpha Anywhere with Apperian, Inc. to enable fast and secure deployment of enterprise business apps. "IT and line of business leaders are creating critical apps, but getting them deployed and adopted in today's BYOD environment is a challenge. Alpha Software's integration with Apperian's platform provides a solution that streamlines the entire app lifecycle, from development, to app security, distribution and updates."
Read more at Mobile Enterprise


December 4, 2014
Apperian's MAM Platform Combines with Alpha Software to Solve "Mobile App Gap" for Enterprises

It's been a major problem enterprise firms have faced over the past couple of years: in a work environment where enterprise apps are the way forward, how can these behemoths push out the increasing number of apps needed, all at high quality, and manage them properly? Alpha Software, alongside mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian, aims to solve that with the integration of their software to enable fast and secure deployment of enterprise business applications.
Read more at Enterprise Apps Tech


December 2, 2014
Alpha Software Integrates with Apperian to Enable Fast and Secure Deployment of Enterprise Business Applications

Alpha Software Corporation today announced it has integrated its award winning Alpha Anywhere with Apperian, Inc., the leading platform for securing and managing enterprise mobile apps, to enable fast and secure deployment of enterprise business applications.
Read more at FierceMobileIT


December 2, 2014
Alpha Software and Apperian Solve the Enterprise "Mobile App Gap"

Seamless integration enables fast deployment of business apps by combining Alpha's low-code, offline-capable development environment with Apperian's leading mobile app management platform.
Read more at Yahoo! Finance


November 20, 2014
Boston PHP - An Evening with Dan Bricklin

When: November 20, 2014 | Where: Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, Cambridge, MA

Dan Bricklin, Alpha Software CTO and co-creator of VisiCalc who is best known as the "Father of the Spreadsheet," Dan will share his story from the VisiCalc days, when software was at a nascent stage and work such as his went on to influence the software industry in general. Dan will also talk about his foray into the mobile world, with the popular iOs app Note Taker HD and the most recently the HTML5 app AlphaRefReader. Expect a close look into how he is shaping the Enterprise Mobility space with his work as CTO of Alpha Software, the company behind Alpha Anywhere which is a complete environment for building brilliant HTML5 business applications.
Read more at VentureFizz


November 11, 2014
Alpha Anywhere Featured on AlwaysOn's "2014 OnMobile 50 Companies to Watch" List!

The AlwaysOn editorial team has identified 50 mobile companies to watch during the coming year. Alpha Anywhere featured!
Read more at AlwaysOn


November 10, 2014
Use Low-Code Platforms to Develop the Apps Customers Want

Low-code, rapid development platforms provide a way to incorporate user feedback into apps during development. This improves the turnaround time for consumer-facing applications while ensuring that projects don't turn into white elephants.
Read more at CIO


October 29, 2014
Alpha Anywhere Named Product of the Month at TechTarget! "Alpha Anywhere Brings Mobile Applications Offline"

See what distinguishes Alpha Anywhere, a platform that allows developers to quickly create prototypes of potential new applications.
Read more at TechTarget


October 16, 2014
Ten of the Best Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools for Enterprises

Over the last year or so the market for enterprise-ready mobile cross platform development has begun to take-off. So who are the key players in the mobile enterprise cross-platform development market? We've rounded-up ten of the best platforms for enterprises looking to expand their app development efforts (in no particular order).
Read more at App Index


October 15, 2014
Alpha Software Features Built-In Offline Support for Mobile Apps

Alpha Software Corp. addressed "the offline mobile challenge" with a low-code mobile development solution that builds in offline support so users can effectively use data-driven apps even when there's no network connectivity. Numerous other approaches are designed to handle data changes offline and then synchronize with back-end servers once connectivity is restored, but Alpha claimed its Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is the first development and deployment environment to include such built-in offline support for creating offline-capable transactional business apps "without added time or cost."
Read more at Enterprise Systems Journal


October 14, 2014
Alpha Software Launches SaaS App Development Framework

As part of an effort to make it simpler for developers to test the viability of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, Alpha Software has made available a framework that provides all the standard pages and mechanisms associated with building such applications. Rather than building everything from scratch, the SaaS Framework from Alpha Software provides functions such as user authentication, free trial status and client portal capabilities. Niket Anjaria, director of business development for Alpha Software, says the SaaS Framework is primarily intended to provide a multitenant platform for prototyping applications. But it could also be used to run applications in production.
Read more at ProgramableWeb


October 1, 2014
Alpha Software Launches Robust Offline Mobile Solution

The challenges of offline mobile support, in which devices connect in-and-out of transient networks without compromising data, are often the most complex (and expensive) solutions for developers to implement in mobile applications. Yet these solutions deliver very robust business value and unparalleled user experience, and have become the most important features in modern-day mobile applications.
Read more at AlwaysOn


September 30, 2014
Alpha Software Rolls-out Offline Support for Its Enterprise App Development Platform

Alpha Software has launched what it claims to be the world's first enterprise app development environment with built-in offline support. As Alpha Software points out, nitty gritty stuff such as intelligent conflict resolution and data persistence is a frequent blind spot in enterprise apps and really needs to be ironed-out as the app dev platform sector matures. The 'low-code' Alpha Anywhere development platform now allows enterprises to create HTML5 apps that are designed to seamlessly switch between offline and online modes.
Read more at App Index


September 30, 2014
Solving the Offline Issue with Low-code Tools

Alpha Software announced today the release of their latest version of Alpha Anywhere 3.0 that now addresses the issue of creating apps that can handle situations when the user is not connected. We had the chance to speak with Richard Rabins, Alpha Software's CEO about the issues of building offline support into applications, and he pointed out that there are numerous reasons why business application developers have struggled with this.
Read more at Tech Guru Daily


September 29, 2014
Apps Need to Work Offline

According to Forrester in The Offline Mobile Challenge, the new release of Alpha Anywhere "supports a very robust solution for HTML5 implementations" needing offline.
Read more at IT Business Edge


September 29, 2014
Alpha Anywhere 3.0–First to Offer Offline Mobile Business Applications Without Added Time and Cost

Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is the industry's first mobile application development and deployment environment with robust offline support built-in - allowing offline-capable transactional business apps to be built, without adding any cost or time.
Read more at Mobile Commerce Insider


September 29, 2014
Alpha Software Reduces Mobile Application Costs

It's hard to build mobile computing applications in the enterprise because there are not only so many data sources to integrate, the application itself needs to be able to work offline to minimize telecommunications costs. Rising to address those twin issues, Alpha Software today released Alpha Anywhere 3.0, an upgrade to its mobile application development platform that is aimed primarily at addressing the needs of developers working inside enterprise IT organizations.
Read more at Mobile Enterprise


September 29, 2014
Alpha Anywhere 3.0 Featured In Network World "New Products of the Week"

Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is an application development and deployment environment with built-in offline support, allowing transactional business apps to operate effectively while disconnected from a network.
Read more at Network World


September 29, 2014
Alpha Anywhere 3.0–First to Offer Offline Mobile Business Applications Without Added Time and Cost

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the industry's first application development and deployment environment with built-in offline support, without added time or cost.
Read more at SD Times


September 4, 2014
Alpha Anywhere Customer Profile: "From Writing Code to EMT: A CTO's Journey"

"Automated coding is our secret weapon." Alpha Anywhere customer Greg Zillox is profiled by TheServerSide.com on his long carreer in software development, starting out programming in COBOL and how low-code development has changed his business.
Read more at TheServerSide.com


August 12, 2014
How Low-Code Development Seeks to Accelerate Software Delivery

The operative word in software development is "speed." Enterprises and application development teams are looking to adopt any techniques that'll expedite software development and delivery. For customer-facing applications in particular, a growing trend to meet this demand is the rising popularity of "low-code" development platforms. Alpha Anywhere featured.
Read more at SD Times


July 24, 2014
IDG Connect Profiles Alpha Software Corporation CTO Dan Bricklin

IDG Connect reporter Michael Veitch published an extensive interview with CTO Dan Bricklin. The interview profiles Bricklin's contributions to the computer industry, from creating the "killer app" for the PC to developing one of the top 50 apps for the iPad, and includes his views on some of the latest trends in the market.
Read more at IDG Connect


July 16, 2014
Forrester: Move Faster on App Development

Developing great apps takes time, but in the age of the customer that time is measured in days and weeks — not months. Enter "low-code" app development, a process that Forrester says will "speed up development by allowing application development and delivery (AD&D) teams to eliminate barriers to customer participation in projects as well as [expediting] handoffs between phases of projects."
Read more at CMSWire


June 16, 2014
Alpha Software Selected as One of the AlwaysOn "Global 100 Companies to Watch"

Alpha Anywhere's pioneering "low code-high productivity" approach to cross-platform mobile business app development recognized for breaking the logjam that is holding businesses back from creating the mobile apps they need
See the list at AlwaysOn


June 13, 2014
AnDevCon Shows Many Paths to Android Success

Developers had plenty to choose from when considering cross-platform development frameworks and tools at the show. Alpha Software was on hand to show off its cross-platform development system. Alpha Software's tooling is based on HTML5, and [CTO Dan] Bricklin was similarly bullish on that technology. "From a corporate viewpoint, HTML5 seems to be the way to go."
Read more at SD Times



Major Companies Select Alpha Anywhere for Cross Platform Mobile and Web Application Development Based on Productivity,

May 6, 2014 Usability, Completeness and Total Cost of Ownership

Companies choose Alpha Anywhere to significantly accelerate the development and deployment of HTML5 and Hybrid enterprise-level, applications with the IT and knowledge workers they already have.
Read more at Virtual Strategy Magazine


May 6, 2014
Dan Bricklin, 'Father of the Spreadsheet,' Now Tackles Mobile Challenges at Alpha Software

In an interview with BetaBoston, a technology and innovation news blog for the Boston Globe, Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin shares his thoughts and observations about the mobile space, gives advice to today's mobile users and developers, and discusses Alpha Anywhere and how we're at a "magic point" for businesses to take advantage of connected mobile devices. Read more at BetaBoston


April 9, 2014
Develop Hybrid-Business Apps With One Click

Building HTML5 apps enables developers to create business apps that can run on a wide range of mobile devices and the web, making it possible to create hybrid business apps with one click—by automating the process of building Adobe PhoneGap apps and integrating the Adobe PhoneGap Build service, which assembles PhoneGap apps in the cloud from HTML5 and standardized native code.
Read more at Mobile Enterprise


April 9, 2014
Alpha Software Launches Alpha Anywhere 2.0 for Building HTML5 and Hybrid Apps

Alpha Software has announced the release of Alpha Anywhere 2.0, a front-end to back-end, prototype-to-production environment for rapidly developing and deploying enterprise-level, cross-platform mobile and web business applications. Read more at App Developer Magazine


April 7, 2014
Alpha Anywhere 2.0 Builds Hybrid Business Apps with One Click

Starting today, developers can slash the time and cost needed to produce enterprise-level hybrid business applications that run on multiple mobile devices and the web. Read more at InfoTech Spotlight


April 7, 2014
Alpha Software's Latest Product Cuts the Time it Takes to Develop Business Apps By 90%

Business app software firm Alpha Software will release a new version of its development software next week, allowing businesses to cut the time they spend on developing mobile and Web applications by as much as 90 percent. Read more at Boston Business Journal


March 20, 2014
10 Simple Tools for Building Mobile Apps Fast

 

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success.
A low-code, rapid, wizard-driven, end-to-end builder with a Windows-based IDE, Alpha Anywhere supports many databases and targets Web, mobile (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone), and desktop applications. Read more at InfoWorld


January 8, 2014
Unveiled: Hot New Training Tools that Help Mobile Developers Get Productive Fast

Alpha Software, the company that makes it easy to build responsive business applications that run anywhere, released a comprehensive portfolio of multimedia training resources for the company's Alpha Anywhere RAD (Rapid Application Development) platform. These resources help developers of all experience levels capitalize on Alpha Anywhere's ability to build sophisticated business and enterprise apps that look and work exceedingly well on any device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. Read more at SD Times


January 6, 2014
Cool HTML5 Implementations in Application Development and Gaming

Although the initial excitement about HTML5 has waned a bit in recent months, I'm seeing the maturation of the web coding language, as many organizations and developers are looking for ways to incorporate it into their frameworks and web design systems. HTML5's availability and use in modern browsers shows no signs of slowing down either. In addition, I've also observed more application development, responsive development, and mobile web designs are using the new HTML5 elements and attributes.

Here's a look at several of the latest HTML5 trends. I provide examples of how each HTML5 trend is being implemented for web, mobile designs, and online gaming and development platforms. Read more at Tech Republic


2013

November 15, 2013
Alpha HTML5 Coding-Optional, It's Non-Optional

Alpha Software has updated its Alpha Anywhere "coding-optional" development environment for building HTML5 applications. There are also new web-based developer materials focused on advancing the concept of Responsive App Design. Read more at Dr. Dobb's


November 12, 2013
For Multiple Devices, Alpha Anywhere Adds Responsive App Design

With a world full of mobile device types and platforms, app developers may be forgiven their stress levels. To help bring those levels down a notch or two, this week Alpha Software is releasing the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere app development environment, which now has code-free wizards for building HTML5 mobile apps using responsive app design. Read more at CMSWire


November 12, 2013
Rapidly Build Responsive Mobile Apps

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere coding-optional development environment, which makes it much easier to build responsive HTML5 applications once, and deploy them on any device with a native-like experience. The company also unveiled a new website focused on advancing the concept of Responsive App Design and helping developers build business applications that are required to run on a wide variety of platforms. Read more at App Developer Magazine


September 23, 2013
The Triumph of JavaScript

Remember the days when some people, concerned about security, would disable JavaScript in their browsers? Today that seems like a ridiculous notion. JavaScript rules the Web. Read more at InfoWorld


September 16, 2013
Industry Watch: For Mobile App Development, Don't Forget the Back End

In the world of the World Wide Web, developers—or even "power users" who aren't heavy-duty developers—can create amazing things using HTML, a pinch of Python or PHP, and a dash of CSS. In the mobile world, though, you have to know what you're doing with JavaScript. Read more at SD Times


September 11, 2013
'JavaScript Beats Native Code for Mobile'

VisiCalc's legendary co-inventor Dan Bricklin argues that most developers should write mobile JavaScript apps rather than build apps in native code. Read more at InfoWorld


September 5, 2013
'Millions of Custom Apps Are Coming - and That's a Good Thing'

After decades of calling the shots at his own company, Dan Bricklin recently joined business software firm Alpha Software as Chief Technology Officer. In this edited Skype interview, TabTimes talked to him about what he's up to and some of the many challenges he sees ahead for mobile developers and users. Read more at TabTimes


August 1, 2013
7 Tools for Building Killer Mobile Apps

If you're looking to build apps you're going to need the right tools and here we have some of the best. Alpha Anywhere uses HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS to create cross platform applications with automatic AJAX support and includes reporting, charting, scheduling, security controls, GPS, mapping, GIS, video and image support, and extensive database support. Read more at CITEworld


July 10, 2013
Mobile Developer Becomes Redundant

The phrase mobile application developer gets frequently bandied about because for a while not it's required specific tools and expertise to build these types of applications. But as general purpose application development tools become more tightly integrated with HTML5, Javscript and cascading style sheets (CSS) a question about whether the average IT organization is going to need dedicated tools for building mobile application not only arises, the whole concept of being a mobile developer may eventually become as quaint as the phrase Web developer before it. Read more at ProgrammableWeb


July 3, 2013
Podcast: The Future and Past of Computing with Dan Bricklin

Scott Hanselman sits down with Computing Pioneer and VisiCalc developer Dan Bricklin. Dan also wrote the popular iPad application Note Taker HD and has recently joined Alpha Corporation as their CTO. Dan and Scott chat about Douglas Engelbart, the invention of the mouse, and the myriad of computing innovations that we've enjoyed since the 60s. Listen to The Hanselminutes Podcast


June 27, 2013
Fast Route To Mobile Programming On Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Software has announced Alpha Anywhere, its standards-based environment for rapid application development and deployment. Alpha Anywhere claims to be a fast way to gain proficiency and become productive in mobile and touch computing. Developers who have used Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, PowerBuilder, FoxPro, Delphi, and similar environments will feel at home with Alpha Anywhere. Read more at Dr Dobb's


June 24, 2013
Alpha Software Launches Standards-Based Mobile, PC App Dev Environment

Standards-based app development environments keep springing up. Burlington, Massachusetts-based Alpha Software announced its standards-based Alpha Anywhere environment, for the rapid development and deployment of business apps for PC and mobile devices and computers. Read more at CMSWire


June 19, 2013
Spreadsheet Pioneer Dan Bricklin Joins Alpha Software as CTO

Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc and known as the "father of the electronic spreadsheet," has hired on as chief technology officer for Alpha Software, the Burlington, Mass.-based maker of business software development tools. Read more at All Things Digital


June 19, 2013
Alpha Software Taps Bricklin as CTO, Cullinane Joins as Investor

Alpha Software has launched a new application development environment for mobile devices and personal computers and brought on to two tech veterans to lead the company's new charge. Read more at Boston Business Journal


June 19, 2013
Software Pioneer Joins Burlington Firm

Dan Bricklin, co-creator of the original spreadsheet program, VisiCalc, has joined Alpha Software Corp. of Burlington as chief technology officer. Another software industry pioneer, Cullinet Software Inc. founder John Cullinane, has also become an investor in Alpha, and will serve as an advisor to the company, which makes development tools for building business software applications. Read more at Boston.com


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