Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Anywhere

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Alpha Anywhere

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Alpha TransForm (no-code component)

35/month

On Premise

Alpha Anywhere Business

$1,499/year

On Premise

Alpha Anywhere

$1,499/year

Cloud

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  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Alpha Anywhere?

The Alpha platform is a unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct "no-code" and "low-code" components.

The vendor says that using the Alpha TransForm no-code environment, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language.

IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to build complex, offline-capable web and mobile business apps with deep functionality. Alpha Anywhere can access and integrate with existing databases and web services, and can exploit built-in role-based security. Additionally, the vendor says Alpha Anywhere is designed to build applications in significantly less time than traditional coding. While most other mobile app development software addresses either the front-end OR the back-end, Alpha Anywhere combines all required client AND server development features. Enterprise level reporting, geo-location/mapping tools, charting, scheduling, media handling (including offloading options to the cloud) and responsive design are all built-in. This solution includes native-like quick start mobile templates right out of the box.

Alpha Anywhere Features

  • Supported: Built-in offline capability
  • Supported: Front-end and back-end development
  • Supported: Data integration
  • Supported: Security framework
  • Supported: Coding-optional to serve a range of developer skill levels
  • Supported: No-code app development
  • Supported: Programming language for power-users

Alpha Anywhere Screenshots

Inspection Solutions is a mobile business app designed for inspectors who need to inspect construction vehicles in the field, but showcases functionality relevant to many other field apps. The app includes the critical features now required in modern field services apps, such as offline capability, bar code scanning, voice annotation and digital ink. It is a native-quality hybrid app created using the Alpha Anywhere V4 rapid mobile application development and deployment platform.Pumpjack Pro is a sample application for Alpha Anywhere designed for inspecting pumpjacks - those machines that look like bobbing horse heads above oil wells. Features include: 
- Pass/fail buttons
- Photo capture
- GPS location capture
- Indicator meters
- A popup cheat sheet
- A popup video
- A signature capture control
- Offline operationDevCon 2016 is an offline-capable mobile/web application for navigating the Alpha Software Developers Conference. Although this is a real, working application it also makes a great sample application for anyone who wishes to build a Conference Schedule Application in Alpha Anywhere.This application was created using out-of-the-box Alpha Anywhere functionality with a minimum of custom JavaScript so it is easy to modify. Developers can make modifications to this sample inspection app directly from within the Alpha Anywhere IDE. 
- Updates Against Live SQL Data
- Works offline
- Can be Used as a Web or Mobile Application
- Can be Modified for Your Own UseAlpha TransForm Data Colleciton AppAlpha Anywhere Punch List appAlpha TransForm inspection app

Alpha Anywhere Videos

Alpha Anywhere low-code development overview
Alpha Anywhere - Alpha TransForm no-code component overview.

Alpha Anywhere Downloadables

Alpha Anywhere Integrations

  • SQL
  • NoSQL
  • REST APIs
  • MS Access
  • OAuth
  • OData

Alpha Anywhere Competitors

Alpha Anywhere Customer Size Distribution

Consumers10%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)15%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)45%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)30%

Alpha Anywhere Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesNorth America, South America, EMEA, Asia Pacific
Supported LanguagesInternational language capability

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What is Alpha Anywhere's best feature?

Reviewers rate Platform User Management and Reusability highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses Alpha Anywhere?

The most common users of Alpha Anywhere are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Hospital & Health Care industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use the runtime version to conduct Registered Livestock Sales for Livestock Producers. It has proved a very valuable tool for them as we can accomplish in 8 hours what took them over a month. With the Alpha product progressing to the Low Code/No Code paradigm and the Cloud, we have been hard at work converting our product to the web.
  • Reporting
  • Validating Input
  • Ability to produce whatever we can dream up
  • I really enjoyed product when the database was a part of it, less maintenance
  • Converting to the cloud has been challenging
  • Security setup should be simpler, like Softr or Stacker
I love how we can validate each field (column) we input if needed before saving the record. I also love where it is a "complete" product and not having to find other products to build the front-end, back-end, and REPORTS. So many products for the Cloud seem to leave out decent reporting. Alpha also supports in their UXs lists (grids), Freeforms, KanBan, Maps, and Charts. Also, it is easy to create Searches
Ken Greenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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Our OnTime Care platform is built entirely in AlphaAnywhere. The program lets us do amazing things and yet develop them quickly. We also like the additional security layer Alpha includes.
  • Build and deploy apps quickly
  • Easily create advanced charting to make data digestible
  • Easy integration with AWS through AlphaCloud option - which we use
  • Design amazing looking user screens and apps
  • Easily create device responsive designs
  • Can't think of anything!
  • Connect to any data sources
  • Sync online and offline data
  • Quickly create responsive design apps
  • Use any of the design and input controls you would expect from Apple
  • Create complex custom applications
Glen Schild | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Alpha Anywhere is the primary development tool used to build custom applications that are used within the business and by our clients. The vast majority of these applications are browser based and are built to manage the business processes required by the end user. Anything from a simple income and expenditure application through to full ERP systems and everything in between.

The client base is across a wide range of business areas.
  • It allows the developer to focus on the end user needs while doing the "heavy lifting" of application development.
  • It seamlessly is able to connect to just about any back end database taking care of the nuances of the database programmed language.
  • It has a full production environment which includes a powerful cloud hosting offering that simplifies the delivery of the end product
  • It has a feature rich digital form filling application called Alpha Transform which integrates very well with the IDE
  • Constant and dynamic updates to the system are one of the biggest strengths but can also be one of its weaknesses as it can be difficult to keep up with the pace of change.
The speed of development from concept, through development and delivery of the end product is so impressive [with Alpha Anywhere]. There is an impressive array of genies and helper functions meaning that you can focus on what matters, the end user experience. It is not a "No code" solution but it is a very impressive "low code" solution which allows detailed access under the hood to tweak the applications to your own needs and the needs of your clients.
Lee Vasic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our entire company uses Alpha Anywhere. From the front office to clinicians charting at the bedside.

We wrote Agency Data using Alpha Anywhere. It expedites our processes and keeps us compliant with all the rules and regulations of Medicare.
  • We import our medication files.
  • We save the patient’s History & Physical documents to S3 buckets. The documents range from 30-300 pages.
  • We export billing files to the Medicare mainframe.
  • We run over 80 audits on each chart per day.
  • WYSIWYG would be a nice feature.
  • Widgets. It can be done in Alpha, but it can be improved on.
Alpha Anywhere is perfect for business. Applications that are data centric can be built quickly. For the desktop, web or mobile.

Alpha Anywhere is not designed for games.
Russ Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Used by the whole organization for desktop, web, mobile and SaaS application development. Provides a complete package for front and backend development.
  • 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.
  • There is no drag and drop form designer however this is not a big problem once you get used to it and through the use of genies, templates, etc.
Alpha Anywhere is well suited for almost any scenario and especially rapid low-code desktop, mobile and web application development. Would not be as well suited for development shops with heavy duty code intensive native application development.
Score 9 out of 10
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Alpha Anywhere is the Software Development platform we use to design and implement custom software packages for clients. Clients contact us when they want proprietary software to control the workflow and accounting for their businesses. In most cases, there isn't a software package available to meet their needs, so they commission our company to develop exactly what they want. Using Alpha Anywhere, we have designed applications for financial services companies, construction companies and retail store chains, to name just a few.
  • Our company had been creating small business applications since the 1980's, when we used DBase IV (don't laugh... that's what was available). Then, we got more "sophisticated" with Microsoft Access. Clearly, we would always be limited with what we can do with those two programs. By accident, during an Internet search, we saw and ad for Alpha Anywhere (back then, it was called Alpha V). After working with the 30 free trial for just two weeks, we retired Access, for good. The best part was Alpha's flexibility in its use of "back end" data tables. That allowed us to use existing Access tables as we redesigned the front-end program (Alpha ships with its own DBF system, but we prefer SQL-Based tables). You can choose, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Access, Paradox (actually, too many to name) for your tables. You can even create links to Excel spreadsheets or QuickBooks Tables. It's outstanding!
  • Alpha allows developers to create very large and very complex programs. However, it's also a great choice for RAD (Rapid Application Development) for those who need to be up and running quickly or for less experienced programmers. Actually, the interface truly allows for "codeless" development of your application (more on that later). That means you can design a fully functional application, without typing a single line of code. They have some examples on their website.
  • My favorite part of Alpha is that it is constantly adding features and functions that allow us to do more with our applications. In fact, one of my biggest problems is that I need more time to learn and practice the added features as fast as they are introduced
  • Prior to Alpha Anywhere, we never considered creating/developing "mobile" applications (for tablets, smartphones, etc.). Alpha created a unique "panel" system that makes those application work great... and allows for the design of very sophisticated Apps.
  • 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.
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).