NASA EPDC

nasa epdc

Description

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative is a project led in collaboration with Texas State University. After receiving a sizable grant from NASA, the Texas State University STEM department needed a scalable website to accommodate rapid changes to both curriculum and the growing audience of educators visiting the portal. Between needing newsletters, daily updates, and a syndication of multiple resources across different platforms, the request was hefty.

Solution

Through the use of RESTful APIs, VND was able to sync EPDC’s new WordPress site with their existing eTouches platform, connecting their remote staff to the site automatically. This project features:

  • WordPress CMS implementation: Staff can edit and post content on what has
    become a greatly visited website with over 30,000 pageviews per month. Users
    receive automated events and resources newsletter every month
  • WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Implementation was implemented to allow people with
    impairments to browse the website
  • A mobile responsive website design was implemented to adapt to any device screen
  • Installed new plugins to improve user interfaces
  • Content layout improvement
  • Custom API implementation with digital badging system
  • Provided a full migration to a private cloud hosted at the VND data center in San
    Antonio, Texas. The site was built to grow on a clustered hosting environment, able
    to support the high traffic demand

Results

Staff can edit and post content on what has become a greatly visited website with over 10,000 pageviews per month, and users receive an automated events and resources newsletter every month.

TOCA CRM

Description

TOCA is designed so the basic functions of a CRM can be performed in a fraction of the time of the leading CRM (customer relationship management) programs.

Solution

TOCA has the ability to track and generate leads in order to help teams improve their customer relationship management. TOCA comprises the most important features you will find on competing CRM apps, all inside one app.

  • Voice commands
  • Send emails
  • Schedule to-do’s and follow-ups
  • Categorize importance
  • All-in-one App

Results

With TOCA you can categories leads, add notes, send emails with attachments, schedule events, follow-ups, and importance. You can schedule to-do’s, ad your notes and view the history. For more information you can visit: https://www.tocacrm.com or email to: info@tocacrm.com

Prom App

Morp

Description

Organizing a Prom party for schools can be tedious and time-consuming. Administrators and teachers have to sell tickets, raise money, organize voting, budget the whole event on top of their regular duties on school. The prom app Morp, can help schools simplify the organization of Prom for their students.

Solution

The prom app Morp, can help schools organize and simplify organizing Prom. It helps sell tickets, vote, raise money, check students into Prom and, budget the whole event.

Features:

  • Voting
  • Messaging
  • Notifications
  • Reports
  • Raise money
  • Check-in
  • Store
  • Budget Tool
  • Prom Request (ask a student to the prom)

Results

Teachers can create polls and see results live as votes come in. They can manage the prom’s list, message students just like the student can message the teacher. Teachers can send mass notifications for important information and can create all financial reports with the tap of a button.

JJ Thompson Law

Thompson Law Firm

Description

Jason Thompson started his legal practice in San Antonio in 1994, and is licensed to practice law by the Texas Supreme Court, the United State District Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Jason needed website that reflected both his company’s expertise and his care for his clients.

Solution

VND worked with The Thompson Law Firm to decide the most important elements of the site, as well as the unique style that would fit the business.

 

  • Fully-responsive and edge-to-edge pages
  • Moving graphics throughout the site
  • In-depth services section

Results

A professional and modern website that showcases the Thompson Law Firm brand and expertise in a compelling way.

Xeltis

Description

Xeltis develops medical devices that enable cardiovascular restoration, but as a clinical-stage company, they needed a place to showcase their industry transforming work.

Solution

VND helped Xeltis to create an outstanding and modern site that reflects the innovation they bring to the table. Specifically, the website has a few key features:

  • Active above-the-fold content (video integration)
  • Full mobile functionality
  • Moving graphics throughout the site

Results

A sleek and mobile-optimized site that can showcase the company’s life-changing work as they continue to revolutionize the cardiovascular restoration industry!

Texas Chrome

Description

Before Texas Chrome had its own television show (that had its third season in Fall 2016) highlighting their skills as semi-truck customizers, they were in the dump truck remodeling business. It was at this time, over 10 years ago, that VND and Texas Chrome met. They needed a new website at the time, and every few years VND has been able to upgrade their website as needed, keeping their online presence on top of its game.

Solution

Specifically, Texas Chrome has always required the following services:

  • SEO campaigns
  • Multiple website builds for sister companies
  • PC tech support, security systems, network (wired and wifi) build and maintenance
  • Server hosting

Results

What you see today is a reflection of the long-term relationship between Texas Chrome and VND, a relationship of which we are very proud.

Call Alert App

Call Alert

Description

Never miss an urgent phone call again with Call Alert!

Think about all the times you really needed someone to answer their phone when you called them, but they were busy, and that person said “Oh, I’ll call them when I’m done with this in 10 minutes.” What if you didn’t have 10 minutes though? What if it was urgent you speak to that person right away?

This app can help those in need, especially those who:

  • Are suicidal
  • Struggle with addiction
  • Are very busy and never answer their phone
  • May need urgent assistance

Solution

We have all experienced the issue this app will resolve in some sense, some more extreme than others, but needless to say we have all experienced it.

What if you’re at the hospital with a loved one and they suddenly need to go into surgery and you need to reach another family member so they can say they love them one last time? What if you have a friend that is suicidal and they try reaching out to you because they need you to talk them out of it? Are you someones life coach helping them with an addiction? Imagine how effective this app can be in those situations.

Call Alert allows you to:

  •  Receive special identifiable urgent calls
  •  Make special identifiable urgent calls
  •  Select who can call you urgent

Results

By installing Call Alert, not only are you giving yourself the luxury of knowing your urgent calls will be noticed, but you are also allowing yourself to be there for someone when they need you. This app may not save every life, or prevent every tragedy from happening, but it is a tool that even if it saves 1 life, was worth its creation.

Mission Title

mission title

Description

Mission Title, one of San Antonio’s oldest title companies, approached VND for a web site redesign and a challenge to integrate their new site with their existing intranet server infrastructure.

Solution

Through use of modern PSD Slicing methods, VND took several designs provided by the client and converted them into a fully functional responsive WordPress website, which also connected to their existing resources and tapped into RSS feeds for their blog content.

Results

With beautiful visual elements, a Spanish-language alternative and data integration from third-party resources, Mission Title’s new site puts them ahead of the curve in the title industry.

Friedrich

friedrich website

Description

Friedrich Air Conditioning was looking for a way to provide their customers the ability to control their AC units remotely.

Solution

VND and Friedrich’s engineering department cooperated extensively over the course of three years to provide a solution with several custom features:

  • iOS and Android apps to control your AC on the go
  • Energy management programs to minimize your carbon footprint and energy bills
  • Custom scheduling options to fit your weekly routine as well as custom groups to manage multiple units at once.
  • A set of cross platform desktop tools designed to update firmware on the AC units.
  • Custom integration with a proprietary binary based command protocol.

Results

Friedrich’s new program, FriedrichLink, met all of the company’s initial goals and went on to add many more features over the years. Today their website averages over 67,000 visitors a month, and their Kuhl Series is now one of their most successful lines of air conditioners to date.

TCT Dispatch

Description

TCT Dispatch was using a combination of unrelated tools to track a system of truckers, dispatchers, and administrative staff to deliver tons of sand to different oil wells across South Texas. The system was stressful to use, to say the least.

Solution

VND decided to use a blossoming technology, Node.js, to create TCT Dispatch’s solution. Through a web socket that kept constant connectivity, VND was able to deliver information between dispatchers, administrative staff, and drivers on a 24/7 schedule with zero downtime.

We also added the ability to send text messages from a single dashboard, and provided server hosting with a redundant scenario to protect against any primary server failure.

Results

A process that before had taken several hours was reduced to a few minutes, which saves millions of dollars in time every year. The TCT team is now featured on a popular Discovery channel TV show, aptly named “Texas Trocas”, which has recently released its third season.

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