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Hawaii Geek Beat: Facebook Paper, Flappy Bird

February 11th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Social Media, Technology, Video

This morning’s “Hawaii Geek Beat” segment on Hawaii News Now focused on a couple of new offerings from Facebook as the massive social networking site celebrated its tenth birthday. First, there were the “Look Back” videos that compiled a photographic retrospective of users’ history on Facebook (here’s mine, fittingly starring my wife Jen).  If you […]

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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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New ‘Grenade Fishing’ game a blast

November 11th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Technology

For most people, fishing is a relaxing pastime that offers an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and a few moments of peaceful reflection. For everyone else, there’s “Grenade Fishing Jr.,” a playfully explosive new game from a Honolulu developer. Available for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), “Grenade Fishing” is the creation of Jacob Pollock of […]

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Hawaii startup Gibi finalist in Walmart contest

October 9th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Technology

Gibi Technologies, founded by two sisters from Honolulu, is in the running to have its pet-finding gadget and app boosted by the nation’s largest retailer. The Gibi is a waterproof, rugged yet lightweight GPS device and accompanying mobile app to track lost pets. And the device has already persevered to be among the top 20 […]

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Surf magazine, app ‘nude’ launches

September 27th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Media, Technology

“Surfing is an elegant endeavor that was born, practiced, and perfected here in Hawaii. Our goal with nude is to cohesively portray surfing’s beauty, history, and elegance into a publication that will speak to both surfers and non-surfers alike.”

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Local Teams Launching Lasso, Startups at SXSW

March 8th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Technology, The Web

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is now underway in Austin, Texas, starting with SXSW Interactive, which draws thousands of startups and entrepreneurs hoping to make connections or launch the next big thing. And as usual, there are creative and talented people from Hawaii in the mix. This year, Chad Podoski and Jason Skicewicz are at SXSW […]

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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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Civic App Demo Day on Saturday

November 28th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Government, Technology

Capping off a historic year of government transformation and grassroots innovation, the first HON*CELERATOR competition aims to inspire the best apps and online tools that use open data to improve the day-to-day lives of Honolulu residents. Local software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to tap into a growing library of government data to […]

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MERCI Emergency Assessment App Opens Up

November 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Government, Technology

Last year, Hawaii-based consulting engineering firm Oceanit showed off an iPhone app that it had developed to help Hawaii State Civil Defense speed up disaster documentation. Dubbed MERCI, or Mobile Emergency Response and Command Interface, the app is designed to facilitate rapid assessments following a natural disaster, allowing responders to collect text notes, photos, and video, and […]

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Honolulu Grows App Offerings

July 1st, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Government, Technology

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle has directed all city department and agency heads to support its open data initatives. And now, Honolulu’s engagement with the national “Code For America” program has now brought three new web apps for citizens.

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