Who We Are
At Viadat (“Viable” + “Data”), we believe that the right information leads to better decisions. With so much information readily available to you through the internet and elsewhere, getting the right data you need to make a decision is not always an easy task. We work with you with the aim of helping you effectively present your information online to your potential customers.
Flagship Product: LotsOfLocales™
Started with the National Football League, Evolved into a WordPress Pioneer
April 2008, Viadat joined forces with a small company in the Washington, DC area who had created a fast-selling energy bar for a well-known NFL player, playing for Washington’s Professional Football team.
After recommending WordPress to manage website content for the energy bar, Viadat began building a store locator to display stores carrying the product.
Within a few months, Viadat’s founders noticed WordPress had no mapping solutions geared towards allowing businesses to easily set-up a map, manage locations, and display those locations to businesses’ customers — and thus, LotsOfLocales was born — launched December 6th, 2008.
Since Conception & Release
LotsOfLocales has since evolved from a WordPress-integrated store locator plugin, into a full-fledged store locator platform, upon which addons can be built to extend its capabilities.
From 2008 until present, WordPress has also evolved from its blogging-specific strength into a full-featured content management system (CMS) for all types of websites.
Lastly, with the rise of the iOS, Android, and several other smartphone platforms, customers’ eyes are shifting from desktop-internet usage to mobile devices — which presents new opportunities for LotsOfLocales & its users into the upcoming years.
2004 – Early 2008
Mission: To provide web design & programming services to small business and individuals that need to establish a web presence
Some Past Clients Include: Fred Smoot’s Smack Energy Bar, Ayanna Dookie – Stand Up Comedian, Bestek Energy, Smash Mouth Football, AcumenTSC, AMA Global Solutions, The M-ARS Report (Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Service)/ InvisionTV, GPT (Global Professional Training) Consultants, Voices of Women & Children
2008 – Present
Product: LotsOfLocales™ – WordPress Store Locator
Some Clients & Users – Past & Present Include: Bennigan’s, California Tortilla, The Nemours Foundation, H.E.R. Energy (featured of VH1), Krispy Kreme Donuts UK, Meineke Car Care Center (Houston, Atlanta, Norfolk, Kansas City, Charlotte), Peter Pan Bus Lines, Burgerville, Goodwill (Southern California, Southern Piedmont – serving North & South Carolina), ABC Learning Centres (New Zealand), Dollarama (Canada), Fantech