March 02, 2015 2:16 PM ET


Company Overview of Alpha Software, Inc.

Company Overview

Alpha Software, Inc. provides a development platform and related services to create desktop, Web, and mobile applications. It offers Alpha Five v11 Developer, which enables developers to develop data-driven business applications that run on PCs, tablets, or smartphones; Alpha Five v11 Application Server, which is used to run the applications created with the Alpha Five v11 Developer; AlphaRef KJV application for reading reference material on mobile devices; Alpha Five v11 Runtime that enables to distribute the desktop applications created with the Alpha Five v11 Developer; and Alpha Five v11 Report Server, which offloads report generation and printing to a separate process, and enhances the ...

70 Blanchard Road

Burlington, MA 01803-5100

United States

Founded in 1982





Key Executives for Alpha Software, Inc.

Chief Security Evangelist
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Communications
Head of Business Development Efforts-UK
Vice President of Technology & Education
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Alpha Software, Inc. Key Developments

Alpha Anywhere Helps Developers and Entrepreneurs Create Mobile and Web SaaS Business Apps Quickly with Framework

Alpha Software Corporation announced the availability of the SaaS Framework, built on top of the highly-productive low-code Alpha Anywhere application development and deployment environment, which enables developers and entrepreneurs to quickly build offline-capable mobile and web business applications. As interest in entrepreneurship reaches an all-time high, businesses and entrepreneurs are turning to SaaS to achieve many benefits such as low overhead costs and scalability. But building a successful SaaS application can be a complex task involving many different layers. The software must be easy to use and functional on multiple platforms such as desktops and mobile, performance requires well-written code and a well-designed database, and security is paramount. Alpha Software has addressed these challenges with the customizable SaaS Framework, which provides all the necessary pages and components that are standard with most SaaS business apps, such as user authentication, free trial status and client portals. The SaaS Framework is suitable for all the product stages, from prototype to full product. It also provides valuable components required for scalable database design and multi-tenancy applications. Native Alpha Anywhere user security is incorporated into the SaaS Framework to create a secure and flexible security model. Apps created in Alpha Anywhere with the SaaS Framework can be hosted at the location of the developer's choice. Alpha Software offers hosting through its partnership with who manages the installation, setup and support on IBM/Softlayer servers around the world. Zebrahost has years of experience hosting applications built with Alpha Anywhere. It offers a very scalable hosting solution that can match the dynamic needs of a SaaS product, and can scale up and down as needed, therefore allowing for very low operating costs for the SaaS owner. The SaaS Framework is an add-on to Alpha Anywhere that activates pre-written pages and code, including: all alpha anywhere features and updates: user Authentication; free trial status; client portals; signup and login pages; helpful information on database design and component design. Fully scalable architecture. Optional training, Mentorship and Support by Alpha Anywhere SaaS Experts.

Alpha Software Corporation Offer Offline Mobile Business Applications Without Added Time and Cost

Alpha Software Corporation announced the application development and deployment environment with built-in offline support, without added time or cost. This built-in capability in Alpha Anywhere 3.0 allows a transactional business app to operate effectively while disconnected from a network, and solves what Forrester Research identified in its September 2014 report, The Offline Mobile Challenge, as 'often the most important and difficult mobile feature' for business and 'a consideration for nearly every future modern application. Alpha Anywhere 3.0 is the industry's first mobile application development and deployment environment with robust offline support built-in - allowing offline-capable transactional business apps to be built, without adding any cost or time. New offline capabilities in Alpha Anywhere include: Fine-grained control of write conflicts, beyond a simple 'last-in' wins approach; Data persistence when the business app is closed or the battery dies, including data not saved to the server; Built-in support for converting SQL data into hierarchical JSON data sets, e.g. customers, their orders, and the order details; 'Offline capable' applications with no additional development time.

Alpha Software Corporation Debuts AlphaRef KJV

Alpha Software Corporation announced that its new AlphaRef KJV app is winning praise as an innovative and fundamentally better approach for reading reference material on mobile devices. The app uses the King James Version of the Bible as a large, sample document to demonstrate this reading approach. The app was built in Alpha Anywhere a low-code development environment that can create multi-platform PhoneGap-wrapped HTML5 apps. The AlphaRef KJV app, built using Alpha Anywhere, demonstrates HTML5's ability to deliver on the performance and UI required for business apps. Low-code application development environments have received more attention recently, as companies look beyond hand-coding to speed their rate of business app development in order to be competitive in the web and BYOD mobile era. Earlier this month, Forrester Research, Inc. issued a report, New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications, that analyzed the growing adoption of low-code application development offerings. The report, which includes Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere low-code environment, indicates that companies are increasingly choosing low-code alternatives for fast, continuous and iterative development and delivery. Alpha Software created the AlphaRef KJV app using Alpha Anywhere, to demonstrate in a public app that Alpha Anywhere can rapidly produce polished and fast business apps that are ready for prime time. The AlphaRef KJV is available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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