From Commodore 64 to Mobile App Development

Most people don’t know Javier and I started coding for fun in assembly language on the Commodore 64 back in 1988 at age 12 and 13. Well, times have definitely changed. Over the years VND, the company we started in 2002, has become so diverse: programming desktop applications, websites, touch-screens, remote controlled thermostats, to mobile app development. All hosted on our own data center here San Antonio, Texas.


We wanted to share what we have been up to. Mobile app development is in high demand nowadays so, we have been involved in very interesting projects the past few years. Below we have a preview of one of our latest apps called “DateMarq,” which is under development and scheduled to launch within the next few weeks.

DateMarq is a centralized place to check events from various sources. We have a mixture of events from Facebook, Sports sites, etc… Some events are crawled using “Google like” crawling (spider) technology from sites which don’t offer an API for integration. Science Daily defines a “web crawler” (also known as a web spider or web robot) as a program or automated script which browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner. Many legitimate sites, in particular search engines, use spidering using these web robots as a means of providing up-to-date data.


Do you have any app ideas yourself? Contact us and let us guide you step by step on the process of building your own mobile app or website project!


Manuel Oblitas
Co-Founder, – (210) 590-2734

PS: Also, we are hiring techies (must love kitties). Check out our careers page!

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