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Likelihood to Recommend

Alpha Anywhere

We use Alpha Anywhere to develop large scale business applications. So far, we haven't found any real limitations. This is exemplified by my response to my customers who frequently ask, "Is it possible..." I always interrupt them before this sentence goes any further by telling them, "with our development platform, anything's possible" (then we have to discuss whether the time/cost is worth the added benefit of what they're requesting).
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google App Maker

App Maker is exceptionally strong when you need things to just get done, but your internal development team has a full queue. Or maybe you don't even have an internal development team! If you need a check-in system, an applicant tracking system, an office cleaning checklist with notifications and reports, etc. you can use App Maker to throw something together and make sure your team can use it. You can also collaborate on it, so teams can make this part of their process improvement goals.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
9.3
Visual Modeling
Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
8.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
9.0
Platform Security
Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
10.0
Platform User Management
Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
9.0
Reusability
Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
10.0
Platform Scalability
Alpha Anywhere
Google App Maker
10.0

Pros

Alpha Anywhere

  • Mobile application development with true offline capability.
  • Low-code, rapid app development and deployment environment for building native-quality, cross platform web and mobile business applications.
  • Cross platform mobile apps created with HTML5.
  • Back-end database support for pretty much all the most popular SQL backends as well as NoSQL and Rest APIs.
Russ Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google App Maker

  • Minimal coding experience required. Javascript is a must-have, but the documentation is excellent, and once you're past the learning curve, it's great!
  • Great WYSIWYG editor. It's easy to see the layout and still have deep control over what you're putting together.
  • Excellent integrations with G Suite. There are methods built-in that allow you to easily authenticate and work with the G Suite APIs.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alpha Anywhere

  • Whenever I'm asked to criticize Alpha Anywhere, my first comment refers to the documentation. For sure, they've made some improvements, this year, but I still wish it were better. Because I moved from another development package, I really had to start learning from scratch... I've been at it, for years, and I still feel like I have a way to go. The good news is that Alpha has a very active Message Board and there are lots of people who generously give their time to answer questions and help solve problems. There's no "tech support" line to call for help. Alpha DOES offer a paid "mentoring" service, which I used, several times. Unfortunately, my experience with the mentors wasn't as positive as I hoped it would be.
  • Alpha needs to improve its "templates" to make them more modern for users. I've never had a complaint from users, but I'd like my applications to have a newer, flashier look.
  • Alpha advertises itself as "codeless" programming. It is! You can certainly develop an entire application without writing a single line of "code." Unfortunately, that application will be pretty basic. If you're a serious developer, you'll want to learn "javascript" and "XBasic"... it'll come in very handy, as will an understanding about how to create SQL views and queries (and, Stored Procedures), etc.
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google App Maker

  • Definitely not for beginners. App Maker certainly isn't usable by "everybody," but it's excellent for those who are willing to learn and get their hands dirty!
  • Experienced developers will have issues. The target user is someone who doesn't want to (or know how to) use something like App Engine or Kubernetes. People with more experience will certainly see limitations and find it difficult to use to the fullest extent.
  • Data sources can be iffy to manage. It used to be that App Maker would use a sheet or "Drive table" as a data source, but it now requires a GCP data source like CloudSQL.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alpha Anywhere

No score
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Google App Maker

Google App Maker 6.0
Based on 1 answer
App Maker is a very "do it yourself" platform. There is a huge amount of documentation and plenty of examples to begin learning, plus a vast community support through StackOverflow that can assist anywhere that you're stuck, but the great thing is that it's all up to you. If there are specific features that don't work, Google is always there to help troubleshoot.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Anywhere is a more robust, complete and lower cost solution for rapid desktop, web and mobile application cross platform development.
Russ Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google App Maker

App Maker is really kind of new in its own space. We haven't seen the level of functionality, nor the deep integrations, with anything else. It can replace a lot of products, and we've seen it in place in many applications across our organization, so it's been able to reduce our spend on products that offer specific functionality and still need to be customized.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alpha Anywhere

  • Alpha is our sole Development Platform. It has enabled us to contract for some pretty large jobs. AND, we are regularly told, by our customers, that our programs have helped them improve their organizations, workflows and profits.
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google App Maker

  • We have seen a reduction in time spent on manual processes by being able to automate functions in Google Sheets, take input with special functionality, and have App Maker do the work for us.
  • We have seen the internal development queue decrease, which allows us to focus on larger projects that couldn't be handled by App Maker.
  • We have seen ownership and process improvements increase in certain departments, as they are able to get to work themselves.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Alpha Anywhere

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Alpha Anywhere Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Alpha Anywhere Business$1,499/year
Alpha Anywhere Business Pro$2,499/year
Alpha Anywhere EnterpriseCall Us +1 781.850.46002
Alpha TransForm (no-code component)35/month
  1. Volume Discounts
SaaS Edition
Alpha Anywhere$1,499/year
    Additional Pricing Details
    Questions? Call us: +1 781.229.4500

    Google App Maker

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Google App Maker Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Alpha Anywhere
    9.7
    Google App Maker
    8.0

    Support Rating

    Alpha Anywhere
    Google App Maker
    6.0

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