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What is project tetris?

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  • What is project tetris?

    According to the DEVCON Agenda, Project Tetris was announced and explained last night.

    Can anyone who is at Devcon give us the highlights?
    Barry Kucher

  • #2
    Re: What is project tetris?

    It's officially called Transform. It's a service that Alpha Software is offering for "Power Users". A power user can create and publish mobile forms. There is an API for the developer to extract the data back into the company database. It's a tool to quickly create a data-driven form with several data types like text, logical, date, signature, photo capture.


    • #3
      Re: What is project tetris?

      Found this on the Alpha Software Blog. No real info, but it's something.

      Project Tetris Reveal

      After Tom Ryden’s vision of the future, CTO Dan Bricklin took the stage for the reveal of the highly-anticipated Project Tetris. Dan showed the latest Alpha Anywhere innovation that accelerates app development of data capture and dispatch apps by over 90%. Project Tetris is the first step in speeding app development for experienced developers and eventually citizen developers who cannot code, while providing the full, deep capabilities required by developers building enterprise apps. Today’s reveal represents the Company’s first phase of speeding app development and bringing robust app development capabilities to citizen developers. Bricklin showed the audience how a developer can produce a rich data capture app with image capture, audio recording, offline capability and more in minutes versus competitive products that either take hours or days to accomplish the same result, or are responsive web apps that do not have the features or functionality of a native-like app. A competitive benchmark against a major low-code competitor was shown, where a developer built a Project Tetris app in 20 minutes, while the in 5 hours the developer was still struggling to build the app and hadn’t yet added key capabilities on the competitive platform.

      Alpha Software President Selwyn Rabins joined the Project Tetris demonstration to explain the that Project Tetris is perfect for data capture and dispatch apps. Examples included: an app for a repair man dispatched into the field when getting/capturing information at key sites. These are compelling use cases that developers often face.

      One customer’s reaction to Project Tetris during the Q&A session: “How did you get in my head? This is exactly what I need right now. Thank you!”
      Barry Kucher


      • #4
        Re: What is project tetris?

        The product is officially called Transform, very clever client-side interactive form builder and will be intertwined in the next official release.
        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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        • #5
          Re: What is project tetris?

          Cool-beans. Makes having a subscription worthwhile - without a doubt!
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          • #6
            Re: What is project tetris?

            TransForm will be a separate subscription - not a basic feature of Alpha. They have not released pricing details yet but they are looking at a per user license to complete the forms. We got to play with it at DevCon.

            The forms are impressive and easy to build - there has been some good thinking put into this that will make it a better solution over other form capture services. I currently use a competitor - the froms from TransForm work well even when I have all connections turned off on my phone. It uses Alpha Launch to distribute the forms to the end user.

            It will be interesting to see the final pricing structure, let's hope it's practical.


            • #7
              Re: What is project tetris?

              Full details and trial available
              Last edited by Lenny Forziati; 01-25-2018, 12:11 PM. Reason: updated URL