Mobile and Web Forms

The new mobile forms software will include features such as the enhanced offline media capture, custom data entry editors, voice and ink annotation.

Since Alpha Anywhere was launched in 2013, over time Alpha Software have noticed an increase in tablet use by the enterprises to replace the paper forms – particularly by those people who work standing up.

Alpha Software went on to assembled a Tablet Advisory Group of early adopters to work with or within the enterprises on the online forms which requires a complex data integration, security and tablet capabilities.

The group have been coming together to find the answer to the question “how to create tablet forms?” and also to find out what the challenges are in building touch optimised forms.

After the most recent Tablet Advisory Group meeting, the product engineers showcased the latest Beta features which is in Alpha Anywhere, this should address the concerns that the enterprise developers had outlined. Alpha Software have announced Beta 1 version of the fundamental mobile forms builder technology in Alpha Anywhere.

All of the current Alpha Anywhere customers will now be able to take complete advantage of the following capabilities when they are creating mobile forms:

  • Robust offline forms capability with storage of large media files.
  • Use easy-to-incorporate designs, which do not require designers to have knowledge of working with Alpha Anywhere.
  • You can form optimized editors to improve usability during data entry compared to normal soft keyboards.
  • You are able to use ink, video and voice annotation;
  • Full database CRUD support.

By using the new tablet optimised forms capabilities, along with the power that provide by Alpha Anywhere for customising the work flows while still quickly developing an application and also responding to the user feedback, which will allow customers to swap from paper to smartphone and tablet forms to help solve the issues of the time lag and lack of responsiveness around the field data, as well as solving the responsiveness issues through the escalation or event triggers within the workflow.

In addition to this, the tablet form builder easily couples the design and development, which allows the Alpha Anywhere developers to help leverage any designer, or templates which are designed for the popular frameworks like for example Bootstrap, in the development of their apps.

As an end-user you will now be able to easily add large number of photos and videos when you are out in the field without any connectivity and you will also be able to add comments by using the powerful Ink annotations along with voice comments.