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  • Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

    This space is for discussion of Alpha TransForm (see transform.alphasoftware.com) for details.
    For email support, send an email to TFService (at) alphasoftware.com.

  • #2
    Re: Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

    Well credit where credit is due.
    This is a very slick and easy piece of software to capture on the hoof stuff in a mobile working environment. Well done Alpha.
    I registered and used my DT to create a simple form, loaded Transform app from the App Store and away we went. It really is super simple to get started.
    It seems a bit "clunky" with the update messages as opposed to a web app designed for mobiles running against a SQL database, but then it is for non-techies to use so gives a level of confirmation and comfort.
    The location search was a bit iffy, and there does not appear to be a simple way to create a lookup list (not a Yes/No list) of say, people or buildings, but then I started from scratch and didn't use the predefined forms.
    I really liked the quick and easy photo and signature additions, not so keen on the phone layout menu, but that's a personal thing and the phone apps I have developed are for people with sausage fingers.

    All in all, a very good product, and we will get to see if it is affordable in the future I suspect.
    I hope it catches on however in the UK we are almost covered for mobile data so off-line is less of an issue than in the USA.
    Once data is available I presume it can be analysed easily and downloaded to a server of choice, but that might be in the future.

    So an hour well spent as far as I am concerned.
    Ted Giles
    Example Consulting - UK
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    sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
    See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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    • #3
      Re: Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

      Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
      Well credit where credit is due.
      This is a very slick and easy piece of software to capture on the hoof stuff in a mobile working environment. Well done Alpha.
      I registered and used my DT to create a simple form, loaded Transform app from the App Store and away we went. It really is super simple to get started.
      It seems a bit "clunky" with the update messages as opposed to a web app designed for mobiles running against a SQL database, but then it is for non-techies to use so gives a level of confirmation and comfort.
      The location search was a bit iffy, and there does not appear to be a simple way to create a lookup list (not a Yes/No list) of say, people or buildings, but then I started from scratch and didn't use the predefined forms.
      I really liked the quick and easy photo and signature additions, not so keen on the phone layout menu, but that's a personal thing and the phone apps I have developed are for people with sausage fingers.

      All in all, a very good product, and we will get to see if it is affordable in the future I suspect.
      I hope it catches on however in the UK we are almost covered for mobile data so off-line is less of an issue than in the USA.
      Once data is available I presume it can be analysed easily and downloaded to a server of choice, but that might be in the future.

      So an hour well spent as far as I am concerned.

      And very straightforward to integrate with an alpha anywhere application! Both in pushing partially completed forms out to a user and grabbing the data back into an application!
      Glen Schild



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      • #4
        Re: Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

        So how would that work then?
        My app running on my servers, AT running on thecAlpha Cloud.
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK
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        sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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        • #5
          Re: Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

          Using the api connectivity already built into AA
          Glen Schild



          My Blog

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          • #6
            Re: Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

            Thanks. I will try it with my chosen web development kit. I don't use AA web.
            Ted Giles
            Example Consulting - UK
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            sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
            See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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            • #7
              Re: Welcome to the New Alpha TransForm Forum

              It would be much better if the data saved on transform app will be also saved when edited using Alpha Anywhere.

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