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App lets anyone explore Heʻeia fishpond

January 3rd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

Heʻeia fishpond, located north of Kaneohe, is the largest remaining native Hawaiian fishpond on Oahu. Fishponds were once abundant in ancient Hawaii, dating back to the 14th century, and today they are valuable cultural and natural resources. The Heʻeia fishpond is also one of the most thoroughly studied spots on the island. To make that […]

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StoryTree Launches Two New Apps

December 14th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Technology

StoryTree, the app startup co-founded by Hawaii-born Matt Sullivan (@MattHawaii), has recently released two new complementary apps. The first, SimplePrints [iTunes]  helps you easily turn your photos into printed books. The second, SleepyTime Photos [iTunes], is “a playful way to have a little fun with your child while they are asleep.” Sullivan grew up surfing and skateboarding […]

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Frii App for iOS Finds Free Stuff in Honolulu

June 16th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology

Declaring daily deal discounts an ‘old school’ fad, a local firm is betting that free stuff is the best way to connect businesses to new customers.

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Startup Weekend Honolulu Startups

April 29th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology

Startup Weekend Honolulu went down over a 54-hour jam session in Kakaako, in conjunction with other Startup Weekend events happening around the world. The goal? To pitch, design, code and launch a startup in less than three days. The event was hosted at The Greenhouse Innovation Hub on Auahi Street. On Friday, several ideas were proposed, […]

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Kiddori App Helps Track Kid Birthdays

September 6th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Technology

Local developer and dad Mattias Atterbom has designed an iOS app to help solve a familiar family shopping challenge: remembering how old everyone’s children are. Described as “the perfect app for anyone buying gifts for kids,” Kiddori ensures that you always have the ages of your nephews, nieces, and friends’ kids at your fingertips. Kiddori […]

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iPad App: MovieBuddy

October 18th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, People, Technology

The MovieBuddy app for iPad, conceived and developed in part in Hawaii, takes a great thing and tries to make it even better. Netflix is everywhere. Not content to destroy the likes of Blockbuster, the DVD rental company is leading the way in the inevitable shift toward streaming media. Getting discs delivered to your mailbox […]

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Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

October 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Technology, The Web, Video

When it comes to covering the weather, local television news outlets aren’t shy about emphasizing the appearance of their reporters over their meteorological data. This may be even more true in Hawaii, where the weather doesn’t change much. The “Real Weather Girls” app for iPhone and iPad takes this concept to the next level. “Real […]

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iPad App: Flickpad

August 26th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 11 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Reviews, Technology

Digital cameras and online galleries have transformed how we take, organize, and share pictures. But part of me misses the simple, organic fun of casually sifting through a pile of photos. Enter Flickpad. Conceived and co-programmed in Hawaii, Flickpad offers a unique and instantly intuitive way to explore the photos your friends post on Facebook […]

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New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

July 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

After months of work, and weeks of tweaks and waiting, Honolulu-based Edutainment Resources Inc. today announced the availability of its full PencilBot-Kids line of “Feed Me!” apps in the iTunes App Store [iTunes Link]. “Feed Me!” is directed at preschoolers, and focuses on numbers, colors, and shapes. Given ERI’s expertise in ESL (English as a […]

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Miner Brigade Released for iPhone, Android

April 24th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

Honolulu-based Noble Master Games this week released the full version of its game, “Miner Brigade,” for the Apple iPhone and Android platforms. “Miner Brigade” is similar to the arcade classic “Lemmings.” The simple and fun game involves directing a group of miners to collect gold in a race against time in order to advance through […]

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