Being pre-eminent when it comes to providing mobile application development, Alpha Software Corporation is one of the well-known names in the industry. One of its most applauded products, Alpha Anywhere is widely recognized as the first mobile application development product to offer built-in offline capability with conflict resolution – one of the most expensive and difficult aspects of building mobile apps.
Based in Burlington, Massachusetts, Alpha Software produces products that help developers of all levels speed the development and deployment of cross-platform mobile and web business apps. The Alpha Anywhere development and deployment environment delivers enterprise-grade, mobile and web apps that work on the desktop and any mobile device. Its coding-optional approach accelerates development of mobile-optimized forms and business apps that drive daily business processes and connect to any backend database or corporate application.
The products of Alpha Software have helped developers and business leaders in thousands of organizations across hundred countries to cost-effectively deploy enterprise applications with outstanding user experiences. Additionally, Alpha Anywhere is the only rapid mobile app development company to receive a perfect score by IT professionals on Gartner Peer Insights.
Laser Focused towards the Goals
The Alpha Anywhere low-code, mobile application development and deployment platform offered by Alpha Software is the fastest way for IT or line of business employees to leverage their existing corporate databases and data sources and build cross-platform, offline-capable web and mobile business apps.
Alpha Software is laser focused when it comes to fulfilling its goals. They are focused on empowering a wider group of people to build many business apps that are critical for organizations. Everything is going mobile, that is the reason, each day Alpha Software focuses on continuing to identify common or routine patterns in app development and deployment so that they can build that into their platform to speed users’ development and deployment of apps.
Alpha Software cut its teeth on client-server enterprise Windows apps. Since then, they have moved on to high-productivity app development (particularly web and mobile apps) for enterprises. Alpha Software’s fascination has always been to identify common development requirements and automating those routines to free up developers to do more of the high-value, custom work.
Here’s How Alpha Anywhere Speed Mobile App Development
RMAD stands for Rapid Mobile App Development and it means that the system is designed to build applications in significantly less time than traditional coding. The advantages of RMAD are obvious: instead of writing and debugging line after line of code to create your application, you instead build your application visually, and let the underlying system write the code for you.
The designers of Alpha Anywhere try to anticipate every requirement your mobile business apps may need and create the code for you. But sometimes, you may have a requirement the designers didn’t anticipate and in those cases Alpha Anywhere allows you to drill down and add your own code.
While most other mobile app development software addresses either the front-end or the back-end, instead Alpha Anywhere combines all required client and server development features. With Alpha Anywhere, the client is aware of the back-end and vice versa; as they work in unison.
Richard Rabins, Brain behind Alpha Software
Co-founder, CEO and Co-Chairman of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard holds a master’s degree in System Dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and master’s degree in Control Engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prior to Alpha Software Richard was the CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as Co-founder, and served as President and Chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. He has also served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is a Co-founder of Tubifi.
While talking about Alpha Software, Richard says, “The mobile opportunities are enormous right now. A wide range of applications, industries and users need to go mobile quickly. The biggest challenge for our company is focus.”
A Culture that is Customer Oriented
Alpha Software thinks differently. They have a firm belief that there must be a culture focus on customer satisfaction that originates with the leader of the organization. The organization, in turn, becomes dedicated to customer success. At Alpha Software, people have different skills, but there’s no hard demarcation between dept. They encourage cross-functional teams and sharing of ideas. The small management team facilities this approach.
Richard adds, “We look for talented people excited about the mission, but unless they can work with others as a team, they need not apply. Personally, one of the ways in which I get a feel for candidates is asking if they have a pet. People who enjoy animals – particularly those who have a dog – appear to have a “pack nature” are pre-disposed to teamwork. I’ve found this question gives me a pretty good feel for people being a fit for our culture.”
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