Alpha Anywhere Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Alpha Anywhere

Low-code mobile & web app development and deployment

4.8/5 (29 reviews)

Alpha Anywhere Overview

Build mobile apps in minutes without any coding. Add additional functionality (if needed) with a built-in programming language.

Develop complex web or mobile apps from scratch using low-code, including integrating data with existing workflows and corporate systems, and adding additional security.

Pricing

Starting from
$35/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Alpha Anywhere Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
100% positive reviews
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THE Application Development Platform for Web and Mobile

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/14/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

Response from Alpha Software

Thanks for your feedback, Philip!

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
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Great WEB and Mobile Rapid Application Development software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/8/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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Professional Caliber Rapid Development Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/28/2016
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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Easy to use yet powerful

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/29/2016
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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A powerful tool that is easy to integrate with external services

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/21/2016
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros

-Includes numerous built-in-features such as mapping integration, calendar, PhoneGap.
-Speed to develop.
-Supportive User Community
-Reasonable price

Cons

None

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Alpha Anywhere Pricing

Starting from
$35/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Latest pricing available at:
https://www.alphasoftware.com/alpha-transform-pricing
https://www.alphasoftware.com/pricing

Cloud and On-premise available.

Free 30 day trial available.

Alpha Anywhere Features

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Applications Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Offline Access
  • Permission Management

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Mobile Integration
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Alpha Anywhere

Key features of Alpha Anywhere

  • 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
  • Visual analytics
  • Web app development

Benefits

  • Allow non-developers and developers to quickly build sophisticated offline-capable mobile apps and digital forms with no-code or low-code environments.

  • Create offline-capable apps to allow app users to utilize all functionalities even when not connected to the internet. Apps created through Alpha Anywhere automatically sync any data inputted whilst offline using intelligent conflict resolution.

  • Manage both the front and back end of any app created within Alpha Anywhere. Businesses can utilize features for both client and server development including reporting, geolocation, charting, and more.

  • Integrate the app back-end with existing databases and web services including Microsoft SQL Server, Access, My SQL, Oracle, Excel, and more.

  • Customize the user experience with geolocation mapping, GPS, calendar tools for scheduling, analytics and charting, and a video and image gallery, and ensure that all content is optimized for multiple devices including mobile phones, Mac, Windows, tablets, and more.

  • Generate web and mobile forms for offline or in-the-field data capture, and customize the design of the forms, the fields, video and voice attachments, and more.

  • Alpha Anywhere FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Alpha Anywhere.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Alpha Anywhere offer?

    Alpha Anywhere offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $35/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Latest pricing available at:
    https://www.alphasoftware.com/alpha-transform-pricing
    https://www.alphasoftware.com/pricing

    Cloud and On-premise available.

    Free 30 day trial available.

    Q. What are the main features of Alpha Anywhere?

    Alpha Anywhere offers the following features:

    • 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
    • Visual analytics
    • Web app development

    Q. Who are the typical users of Alpha Anywhere?

    Alpha Anywhere has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Alpha Anywhere support?

    Alpha Anywhere supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Alpha Anywhere offer?

    Alpha Anywhere has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Alpha Anywhere support mobile devices?

    Alpha Anywhere supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Alpha Anywhere integrate with?

    Alpha Anywhere integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft Excel, Oracle Service Cloud, Worldpay

    Q. What level of support does Alpha Anywhere offer?

    Alpha Anywhere offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials