Real estate techies burn midnight oil

Competition spurs on-the-fly apps

SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday morning, Mike Griffiths was zipping along under the influence of caffeine — a monstrous can of Monster Energy drink and a can of Red Bull energy drink stood beside his laptop as he typed code.

That capped off the "espresso or two this morning," he acknowledged, and "I don’t usually have coffee."

That wasn’t the only "java" that Griffiths, 22, was tapping into.