Who Uses This Software?

Alpha Anywhere serves any IT or line of business developer tasked with building sophisticated, B2B or B2E web or mobile business apps.


Average Ratings

27 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
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  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,499.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    http://www.alphasoftware.com/pricing/
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Alpha Software
  • www.alphasoftware.com
  • Founded 1982
  • United States

About Alpha Anywhere

The Alpha Anywhere low-code, rapid mobile application development and deployment platform is the fastest way for IT or line of business employees to build offline-capable web and mobile business apps.


Alpha Anywhere Features

  • App Management
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Management
  • Data Collection
  • Data Management
  • File Management
  • Forms Automation
  • Mobile Messaging
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Systems Monitoring

Alpha Anywhere Reviews Recently Reviewed!

A complete solution for desktop, web, SaaS and mobile application development in one package.

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Provides a one stop solution and a great environment and tools for every aspect of desktop, web, mobile and SaaS application development in one complete package. It especially shines in mobile application offline support. You can be hugely productive without writing any or very little code.

Cons: No drag and drop form designer (but has genies and other tools that make this much less of a problem once you understand it)

Overall: Everything you need in one package to develop desktop, web, mobile and SaaS applications at a very affordable price. Can get results in less time and with far less hand coding and headaches than any other solution out there.

A great tool to get things done quickly. Fantastic support, tutorials and documentation

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The rate at which the product evolves and keeps up with what is current and relevant requirements in the business world

Cons: I am based in South Africa and the user base here is not as prominent as in the USA. More face to face developer interactions would have been great

Overall: The ability to rapidly build database software

Very versatile product that allows you to code as little or as much as you need to

Aug 29, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Web and Mobile applications are generated from the same code base. The offline mobile synchronization is extremely easy to implement.

Overall: Rapid Application Development with great flexibility

Excelent software to create bussines Apps. Both for Mobile and for Desktop.

Aug 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Extremly easy to start being productive. Extremely powerful when you become more expert. If you are trying to run away from MS Access this is the way to go.

Cons: It is huge, there are lots and lots of features and is evolving very fast. It is difficult to keep with all the new features.

It is powerful, but it is not as easy as they would claim it to be.

Jul 13, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a powerful solution for highly customized applications. It allows creating web pages with dynamic data quickly with little code. It has a lot to offer to developers who need to get information from users and display that information to other users. It connects to many if not all external servers. It allows for a complex security system that gives the access to those that need it and restricts it to those that don't need or shouldn't have it.

Cons: It gets pretty complicated and the pricing just doubled. The application uses a lot of resources, so make sure your computer can handle it when you are dealing with a lot of data and controls. Ther server is stable, but I do need to restart it when I get a lot of users, maybe a once a week, I hope an update will fix that.

Overall: Easy application development.

THE Application Development Platform for Web and Mobile

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility in choosing the platform and destination and flexibility in choosing the back-end data set. I love how much you can do, without having to resort to writing code

Cons: I wish there was a place I could call, when I ran into an obstacle. If I can't get an answer to my problem, I have to hire an independent consultant on an hourly basis. I'd rather pay a fee to get access to a phone line that could help me.

Overall: First, a confession: I'm a former MS Access developer (please don't judge me!). I converted to Access from DOS-based dBase IV.

I discovered Alpha 5, several years ago, from an e-mail ad (that's what it used to be called... it became "Alpha Anywhere" a couple of years ago in order to highlight its ability to develop on multiple platforms). The offered a free trial, so I decided to give it a try. Well, after 2 weeks, I was hooked.

The applications I develop now dwarf those I'd developed previously. I'm doing things that would never be possible in Access... and giving my customers "cloud" access to their apps. If you're a serious business application developer, you should certainly give it a try!

Here are some things you should know (the good and the not-so-good): As an Access developer, I loved that could use the back-end tables and queries in Alpha. That made the transition much faster. Now, most of my new applications, use SQL Server (added security, reliability and scalability), but I wouldn't fault anyone who stuck with Access tables (they're easier to create). Alpha lets you use almost any SQL-based application (MySQL, Access, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.) for your data set and even includes its own "dbf" format. They advertise Alpha as "codeless" development. Well, that's a bit misleading. YES, you can develop basic applications with little or no coding, but I've found that you'll need to learn some javascript and XBasic, if you need your application to do more than rudimentary data entry and retrieval. That was my biggest struggle. With Access, I really needed only VBA. XBasic and javascript are more powerful and more complex. Even now, I feel like I have a lot to learn about javascript.

Alpha still needs to work on its documentation (their new documentation site is much improved), but their "message board" is great and the Alpha community is a terrific resource to help you get ideas and resolve issues.

I've fully installed more than a dozen full-scale applications (on public servers and my own servers) and I couldn't be more satisfied with the experience.

I'd recommend Alpha Anywhere to any developer that's in it "for the long haul." It will grow as you do.

Recommendations to other buyers: The free trial gives you no excuse! Give it a try. You'll be impressed, right from the start.

Vendor Response

by Alpha Software on February 14, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Philip!

Alpha Anywhere is our secret weapon

Jan 10, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its ease and cost

Cons: a lot of bugs in releases

Overall: This software makes it so much faster to create beautiful mobile apps that are functional and user-friendly. VERY POWERFUL DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE TO SAY THE LEAST!!!

Great WEB and Mobile Rapid Application Development software

Jan 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to develop very robust web based an mobile applications with little coding. The applications I have developed are very stable in use.

Cons: The development platform has a tendency to be unstable. It is not unusual for the software to lock up during use. I have used the software on a number of machines with similar results, it can just lock up with no recovery at any time. I would recommend saving work often.
The platform uses a number of programing languages such as, HTML, JavaScript, Jason, and Xbasic. Each is a little different and can get frustrating when coding.

Overall: I have no formal programing training other than self taught knowledge. I was using Delphi to create desktop applications for tracking to progress of building permit through the review and inspection process. I was hoping to move from a desktop application to a web based application and was looking for a easy to use platform to develop Web based application.
At some point I discovered Alpha software and downloaded the trial version. I was able to build a fully functional permit tracking application in a very short time, with very little coding in the background. Alpha's development environment was similar to Borland Dephi (using Visual Pascal), i.e., it is an object oriented, event driven, rapid development environment that allows the user to set properties to control desired results.
Initially, I used an Alpha mentor to help with some of the coding in XBasic and JavaScript. Now I need little support to work in Alpha Anywhere.
More recently, I have been developing mobile based applications using tools included in Alpha Anywhere. The most difficult element of building mobile applications using Alpha Anywhere and Phone Gap has been getting through Apple Developer requirements for publishing.
I would recommend Alpha Anywhere to develop web based, client server applications, for developers at any level of programing experience. For those like me, with only self taught knowledge, it works great. For developers with a strong programing background, the application is flexible enough to allow customization.

Alpha Anywhere speeds up our web development cycle

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, speed to solution

Cons: Messy code is created, bugs exist in IDE, slow release cycle

Overall: Alpha Anywhere does a great job at very quickly getting a solution out into the wild. It's been great using it for years. Overall, it saves us a lot of time and let's complex features be implemented into our application with the click of a checkbox. It also gives us the power to be able to run custom code to make our application even more specialized to our needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: It works really well getting a solution very quickly. New updates to hosted infrastructure are exciting!

Excellent Product

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Non that I can think of.

Overall: I've never seen a company that is so focused on the customer. Great product. I recommend this product to everyone.

Right tool for the job

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: As a software developer, I am always looking for new tools to add to my toolbox, so that I have the right tools available for my customers. Alpha Anywhere is the best tool in my toolbox for Web and Mobile development.

With the ease of use and broad range of features, I have been able to develop many systems for many customers more easily, quickly, and made my customers very happy.

With the mobile capability, our company was able to develop a couple of mobile applications that we sell using the SaaS model.

MS Access to Alpha Anywhere Transition

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy and flexibility

Cons: Documentation and finding the syntax for uncommon features.

Overall: I am an old MS Access dog and wanted to learn web/mobile development quickly. I tried many other tools but always ran into a wall. Alpha Anywhere is flexible and easy to get things done. As I learn more, I see many other features under the hood that allow me to refine and customize my apps. I believe I can accomplish any function with Alpha Anywhere without running into a wall. My first mobile development application for a schedule check in/out function for 50+ users has worked as intended. I continually improve and refine features as I learn more. I have also developed several dashboard applications using Google charts embedded in my Alpha Anywhere project. I highly recommend Alpha Anywhere.

Recommendations to other buyers: The proof is results. That's what my clients expect. Get it right and get it done.

Great Tool

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: multi-platform, great support

Cons: the UI can be cumbersome at times

Overall: Alpha Anywhere has been a great tool for us. We are able to shorten our development time drastically and ship software quickly. The platform is wide-ranging and allows us to solve many niche problems that our customers face. Alpha's support is incredibly impressive. We usually get a same-day response/solution from them.

Alpha user for over 20 years

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, wide variety of features, how it ties into SQL and javascript

Cons: Not widely known and often have to explain to clients who Alpha Software is

Overall: I have used Alpha Software in its various forms since 1993, starting with the DOS version, then moving to the Windows version, and now the web and mobile version. We use it exclusively in this office to create custom applications for businesses. We are a two person shop and tie this RAD product to MS SQL Server for the back-end database.
What keeps us using Alpha is its constant innovation in the product and its response to developers' requests. On at least two occasions, I have requested minor changes to the interface and those requests have been implemented within 24 hours.
Keep up the good work, Alpha Software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it, you'll like it.

Alpha Anywhere is a great development tool.

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Full featured and constantly improving.

Cons: There is so much to this product that at times it is difficult to find the functionality that I'm looking for.

Overall: I've been using Alpha Anywhere for over 8 years and have developed a plethora of commercial applications for a wide range of industries. I've been strictly a web developer with recent mobile applications development.
I cannot say enough good things about Alpha Anywhere and the team behind it. The software is always being enriched with new capabilities and functionality. There is a terrific support team that responds quickly to any request. And there is a community of developers that is always willing to help.
I recommend Alpha to every developer and enterprise that has a goal of developing high quality web and mobile applications.

Recommendations to other buyers: Building applications is the fastest way I've found to learn Alpha Anywhere.

Programming for the Non-Programmer

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: This tool has been great for building web and mobile applications. Its great user interface allows simple use and manipulation of panels, buttons, and text boxes allow anyone to easily build something perfectly to their specifications. Everything works so well with each other and data binding is seamless. Building software like what is capable here from scratch would take even the experienced developer quite some time but alpha anywhere makes this process so much faster and simpler.

Alpha Anywhere

Nov 06, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using Alpha since version 9 and it is by far the most reliable and flexible platform for developing Web and mobile apps on the market today, on top of that Alpha┬┐s great support and continued development of the Alpha software product means it just keeps getting better with every new version.
R Hoggan
Fleetnotes Ltd

Become a Genius use Alpha Anywhere

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: After a few short months of using Alpha Anywhere I now hold the title of "Genius". I have never written any Javascript or xbasic code. The great thing about Alpha Anywhere is... There are how-to-videos and files that help you along the way. If you are hungry to learn, Alpha Anywhere will feed you the knowledge.

Great end user results - Customer support second to none

Oct 23, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Plug and Play (programming items already pre setup. Along with the ability to custom code where needed.

Overall: Very good company to work with, they actually listen and respond with ways to make what you need happen actually happen. I am an end user, yet working with the developers to develop the app we are using received great support from the team at Alpha.

The team effort is opening up new avenues for us to us the Alpha based App.

A powerful tool that is easy to integrate with external services

Oct 21, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -Includes numerous built-in-features such as mapping integration, calendar, PhoneGap.
-Speed to develop.
-Supportive User Community
-Reasonable price

Cons: None

Overall: Alpha Anywhere allows you to build powerful web applications (both mobile and desktop) at a fraction of the cost/time vs. using open source tools. One thing that has really improved in the last few years is they have made it very easy to integrate Alpha Anywhere with external services like Stripe, PhoneGap, Mandrill, Amazon etc. and if you want you can easily roll your own integration with their easy to use Node.js tools. End users (at least in my case) expect to be able to integrate their data with the popular sites they use and Alpha Anywhere makes this possible.

The ability to code where you want and drag and drop at other times also makes the development environment a pleasure to work with.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to take advantage of the Alpha user group. Easy to get advice as you are learning the product.

Unbeatable multi-platform development environment

Oct 21, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: great support from developers, multi-platform, "does everything"

Cons: the systems and apps developed sometimes need a visual "polish" (the built-in templates/designs are being refreshed I believe)

Overall: We use Alpha Anywhere in our development shops in the UK and Indonesia having switched from Microsoft products back in 2012.

The move to Alpha has meant that we can build systems more quickly, for more platforms (including mobile and apps) and using a wider range of "standard" technologies than we previously had access to via MS development tools.

Highly recommended both to software houses and in-house corporate developers.

Recommendations to other buyers: highly recommended - do make use of the training videos and third-party training and mentoring skills until you understand the basics of the product

Great Value - Web and Mobile with a single platform

Oct 20, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Powerful, flexible, and affordable. A very unique combination to have all 3 in 1 platform

Cons: The XBasic backend. They have alternatives such as node.js but I have a .net background and so the first few months it takes a little bit to do any of the advanced stuff while you fumble around learning the equivalent syntax.

Overall: I've used many development platforms and the Alpha Platform is one of my favorites. The product is affordable, flexible, and extremely powerful. The company stands behind their product and the service and support is exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone looking to develop Web Applications and Mobile Applications.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is one of those companies that you are proud to work with. They have been around for over 25 years and continue to innovate and prosper in the technology world.

Easy to use yet powerful

Aug 29, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Simple to build complex security.
Connects seamlessly to multiple data sources.
No restriction on how many database connections per page.
The message board is well supported.
There are 1,000 plus short videos that explain most features.
You can always add to the basic structure whether it is Bootstrap or AngularJS

Cons: Sometimes if you are determined to use your own CSS and Html within a component then there is a little work to neutralise the base Alpha page setup.

Overall: Developed multiple products over a period of 5 years. They all run in the browser so suitable for Intranet and Internet. My applications are always heavy in data. I need tools to connect to databases and tools to visualise the data. Alpha allows custom HTML, CSS and Javascript there is nearly no restriction on using 3rd party libraries.

Recommendations to other buyers: Alpha tries to make common task simple. If it appears difficult recheck your method.

Professional Caliber Rapid Development Software

Aug 27, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Development with this software is extremely rapid. I really like that Alpha Anywhere does the heavy lifting in terms of taking care of all the behind the scene coding. Yet at the same time you are completely free to customize any and all code to your hearts content. In that regard it is the perfect software for both the novice and seasoned pro. Alpha is continually moving forward with new and exciting capabilities. Support is great and the online Forum community is vibrant, active and willing to help when needed.

Cons: Maybe a little expensive for non-corporate customers.

Overall: Have been using Alpha Anywhere for a few years. It has allowed me to build and deploy a completely custom web application with a SQL database backend complete with administration tools, inventory lists, purchasing, email notifications and full featured reporting.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get the free trial version and you will be amazed how quickly you will achieve your results.

Great for developers who prefer to work within one environment

Aug 25, 2016
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: One tool for web and mobile on all platforms. Regular new features. Outstanding support.
Always multiple options to skin the cat.

Cons: Documentation fragmented. Pricy (but bearable). Sales is a bit spamming.

Overall: I't our second development environment in 25 years. Five years ago we started using ist when we needed to make a switch to rewrite our business centres solution for web. Then it was a gamble. We never regretted that gamble

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider it if you want a trustworthy platform for commercial development and if your are prepared to invest serious learning time.

Great Mobile Application Tool

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and rapid deployment

Overall: The platform is a great tool for quick mobile applications. Its use of panels, etc makes the development go quickly and use. The great integration and use of Phone Gap, makes the actual publication of an app for IOS or Android easy.

Fast and Simple Development

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Fast development, use and many tools and 'genies' to help or do all the coding necessary. Allows for developer modifications and creating own tool sets.

Cons: Documentation is getting better, but still has some work to be done.

Overall: I have using the Alpha Anywhere product for several years. The platform is a great tool for quick and easy development for Desktop, Web and mobile applications. Alpha Anywhere can be used in a simple project or a very intricate and complex application and performs well.