Developer Turns Idea Into a Rich, Data Driven Mobile App in 3 Days Using Alpha Anywhere
App Shows that Developers Have a Powerful Means to Rapidly and Affordably Build and Deploy Mobile Apps that Seize Opportunities at the Speed Business Demands
July 9, 2014 BURLINGTON, Mass. --
Alpha Software Corporation continues to simplify business app development with an "idea to app" project that mimics the common
business challenge of needing to react to a time-sensitive opportunity by building a powerful mobile app in a very short window of time.
In three days, a single developer envisioned, prototyped and built a mobile app that works on multiple mobile devices and simulates a real world business app by combining data from multiple data sources into truly useful app with a modern user experience.
“With this app, we've exploded the myth that enterprise-grade mobile apps must be expensive, take months and require specialized mobile developers."
After gaining interest in the World Cup battle, a developer imagined a World Cup mobile app that delivered the latest team results, player stats, maps and related player photos within an intuitive app design. The resulting app works responsively on a range of mobile devices and pulls the most up to date information available from public APIs. Using the app, users can instantly access:
- The latest game results
- Team's hailing countries on an interactive map
- The latest stats and images of their favorite players
The app, which was built using the low-code Alpha Anywhere development environment, uses data from the Google Maps and Flickr REST APIs and from the Kimonolabs API
built around World Cup data. The developer did not need to hire a graphic designer, because design templates for Android and Apple look-and-feel are built into
Alpha Anywhere. By using Adobe® PhoneGap™ Build integration that is built into Alpha Anywhere, the developer wrapped the finished app in Adobe® PhoneGap™ with a
single click, allowing the app to immediately leverage native device hardware and be deployable via popular app stores. The entire process, from concept to
prototype to production, including researching and understanding the APIs, took only three days. The app demonstrates the ability of Alpha Anywhere to easily
and quickly consume REST APIs and display the results using the product's HTML5 templating within a list control.
"With this app, we've exploded the myth that enterprise-grade mobile apps must be expensive, take months and require specialized mobile developers," said Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software Corporation.
An overview of the app is available at: /blog/?p=7918. In the coming days, Alpha Software will publish additional videos and educational materials showing how the developer created this app. Developers interested in trying Alpha Anywhere can apply for a 30-day free trial at www.AlphaSoftware.com.
About Alpha Software
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 over a
decade, developers and business professionals in tens of thousands of organizations in over one
hundred countries have cost-effectively deployed enterprise applications with Alpha Software
products in-house and in the cloud. For more information, visit www.AlphaSoftware.com, follow us on Twitter at @AlphaSWCorp.
Alpha Anywhere is a trademark of Alpha Software Corporation, Burlington, Massachusetts. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
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