Retail Apps | Alpha Software

Build offline-capable retail apps with ease.

A mobile app isn't really mobile if it doesn't work offline, and a majority of work in retail is done in the field, doing consumer polling or point of sale work -- frequently areas without reliable WiFi or cell service. 

Our customers have built inventory, market research, warehouse and other retail apps that work on the street, in the aisle of a large department store, or in a multi-level mall. 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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Read how the Inventory Services Network built a powerful, high-speed inventory data capture solution for major retailers in record time....

Manufacturing Companies around the world rely on Alpha Anywhere to tackle their mobile enterprise challenges.
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With Alpha Anywhere, users of all skill levels can speed the development and delivery of inventory, safety or quality inspection manufacturing apps that work offline.

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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."


Alpha Anywhere is the emerging standard for enterprises looking to help IT developers increase their pipeline while empowering business 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!

Manufacturing companies are looking to mobile app development to gain efficiences, save on costs, and remain competitive. As your organization evaluates 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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Steve Palmer, Badger Inventory Service  and President of ISN

""We found the cost of developing the first release of to be 40% of the cost it would have taken to develop a custom handheld device. Moreover, the time to market was twice as quick as the alternative."

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Wayne Freeman, Director of IT, Merrick Pet Care, Inc. (a Nestlé-Purina PetCare Company)

"After struggling with those two platforms, I came across Alpha Anywhere, and it looked to me as if it had all the capabilities we needed. Its offline capabilities were particularly important and comprehensive."

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Tim Bochard, VP of IT, Glacier Water

""Every now and then we run across a tool that is truly transformational. We've found that with Alpha Anywhere. It's a force multiplier. It lets your development team produce modern business apps much faster than they could otherwise, and deliver much more value to the enterprise."


“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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