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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'apps'
March 8th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Technology, The Web
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
May 4th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology
“Explore” is the theme of this year’s Springfest event, one of two signature annual gatherings of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple User Society (HMAUS). Taking place on the campus of Kapiolani Community College, Springfest is a free, casual conference that offers presentations and workshops inspired by Apple technology. Topics include photography and digital art, as [...]
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, [...]
October 25th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Gadgets, Technology
It was over a year ago when “Bartleby’s Book of Buttons,” a delightful digital storybook for iPad, hit Apple’s App Store. Created by Hawaii-born artist Henrik Van Ryzin and his wife Denise, I found the app to be a delightful, wonderful digital storybook for the iPad. That first release was dubbed “Volume I: The Far Away [...]
September 22nd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Technology
Kids love iPhones (and iPads). And kids love YouTube. The problem is, there are a lot of videos on YouTube that aren’t meant for kids. Among geek parents, it’s a nearly universal challenge, usually involving “helicopter browsing.” And it’s safe to say parents don’t always relish the prospect of watching everything their kids want to [...]