Alpha Anywhere Features

Alpha Anywhere

Low-code mobile & web app development and deployment

4.8/5 (30 reviews)

Alpha Anywhere Feature Summary

  • API
  • Access control
  • Applications management
  • Authentication
  • Built-in database
  • Business intelligence
  • Calendar management
  • Code refactoring
  • Code-free development
  • Compatibility testing
  • Custom fields
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data connectors
  • Data management
  • Data mapping
  • Data modeling
  • Data storage management
  • Data transformation
  • Database integration
  • Design management
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Forms automation
  • Forms management
  • GPS
  • Geographic maps
  • Geolocation
  • HTML5 technology
  • Integrated development environment
  • Maintenance management
  • Mobile development
  • Mobile device management
  • Mobile messaging
  • Multimedia support
  • No-code
  • OSHA compliant
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Project templates
  • QHSE performance evaluation
  • Remote systems monitoring
  • Reporting/analytics
  • Repository management
  • SSL security
  • Software deployment
  • Software development
  • Source control
  • Synchronous editing
  • Video support
  • Web app development

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Alpha Anywhere Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Alpha Anywhere's features:

Russ Brown

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

2017-09-20

Everything you need in one package to develop desktop, web, mobile and SaaS applications at a very affordable price.

Pros

It especially shines in mobile application offline support.

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)

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen Gibson

Professional Caliber Rapid Development Software

2016-08-28

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.

Pros

Development with this software is extremely rapid.

Cons

Maybe a little expensive for non-corporate customers.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

Get the free trial version and you will be amazed how quickly you will achieve your results.

Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Scrime

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

2017-08-29

Rapid Application Development with great flexibility

Pros

Web and Mobile applications are generated from the same code base. The offline mobile synchronization is extremely easy to implement.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Spencer Cook

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

2017-07-13

Easy application development.

Pros

It is a powerful solution for highly customized applications.

Cons

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Moore

A powerful tool that is easy to integrate with external services

2016-10-21

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

Pros

-Includes numerous built-in-features such as mapping integration, calendar, PhoneGap.

Cons

None

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

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

Source: Capterra
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Frank Zwolinski

MS Access to Alpha Anywhere Transition

2016-12-13

I have also developed several dashboard applications using Google charts embedded in my Alpha Anywhere project.

Pros

Easy and flexibility

Cons

Documentation and finding the syntax for uncommon features.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

The proof is results. That's what my clients expect. Get it right and get it done.

Source: Capterra
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Robin Bennett

Unbeatable multi-platform development environment

2016-10-21

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

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)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

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

Source: Capterra
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Scott Lines

Alpha Anywhere is a great development tool.

2016-12-13

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

Building applications is the fastest way I've found to learn Alpha Anywhere.

Source: Capterra
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Jeremy B.

Fantastic development tool

2019-03-27

This product makes mobile development quick and fairly easy.

Pros

- Quick and easy to setup on a development machine - Lots of powerful tools at your hands - Makes mobile development easy to use and teach others to use - Free trial - Well worth the price

Cons

- Can be buggy at times - Support is limited

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Alpha Software


Thanks for your review! Glad you like the product. We're constantly working to improve support and response times. Thanks for the candid feedback.

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Mike Reed

Great Mobile Application Tool

2016-08-23

Its use of panels, etc makes the development go quickly and use.

Pros

Ease of use and rapid deployment

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Mumma

Great WEB and Mobile Rapid Application Development software

2017-01-08

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.

Pros

The ability to develop very robust web based an mobile applications with little coding.

Cons

The development platform has a tendency to be unstable.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Cornford

Easy to use yet powerful

2016-08-29

Alpha allows custom HTML, CSS and Javascript there is nearly no restriction on using 3rd party libraries.

Pros

Connects seamlessly to multiple data sources.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

Alpha tries to make common task simple. If it appears difficult recheck your method.

Source: Capterra
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howard wheeler

Programming for the Non-Programmer

2016-12-13

This tool has been great for building web and mobile applications.

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Source: Capterra
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Philip Samuels

THE Application Development Platform for Web and Mobile

2017-02-14

They advertise Alpha as "codeless" development. Well, that's a bit misleading.

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'd rather pay a fee to get access to a phone line that could help me.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

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

Source: Capterra
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Response from Alpha Software


Thanks for your feedback, Philip!

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paul marotta

Alpha Anywhere is our secret weapon

2017-01-10

VERY POWERFUL DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE TO SAY THE LEAST!!!

Pros

Its ease and cost

Cons

a lot of bugs in releases

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Bobby Graves

Great Tool

2016-12-13

We are able to shorten our development time drastically and ship software quickly.

Pros

multi-platform, great support

Cons

the UI can be cumbersome at times

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lee Haddox

Right tool for the job

2016-12-13

Alpha Anywhere is the best tool in my toolbox for Web and Mobile development.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Scrime

Great Value - Web and Mobile with a single platform

2016-10-20

I've used many development platforms and the Alpha Platform is one of my favorites.

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.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

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.

Source: Capterra
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Ger Kurvers

Great for developers who prefer to work within one environment

2016-08-25

I't our second development environment in 25 years.

Pros

One tool for web and mobile on all platforms.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

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

Source: Capterra
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James Talbott

Alpha user for over 20 years

2016-12-13

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.

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

Try it, you'll like it.

Source: Capterra
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Kyle McNally

Alpha Anywhere speeds up our web development cycle

2016-12-13

It also gives us the power to be able to run custom code to make our application even more specialized to our needs.

Pros

Ease of use, speed to solution

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Alpha Anywhere

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

Source: Capterra
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r hoggan

Alpha Anywhere

2016-11-06

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Roger Noguera

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

2017-08-28

Pros

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Willard

Great and Fastest App Development App

2018-01-18

Pros

The best part I like about alpha five is how interactive and less coding the development environment is.

Cons

Also, I wish the web app development was as simple as creating desktop app.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Steve Palmer

Great end user results - Customer support second to none

2016-10-23

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.

Pros

Along with the ability to custom code where needed.

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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