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May 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Local startup needs votes - just 2 more days!

Aloha everyone. This is a follow-up to my post of a few days ago.  Our project was featured on KITV:  http://www.kitv.com/news/entertainment/Social-Wire-DRIVE-App/-/8905032/14182350/-/lfrega/-/index.html

Still need community support, so appreciate continued daily voting (if you have time) or just one vote.  Here's our entry into the Department of Energy's Apps…

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Added by Holland Wood on May 29, 2012 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Content Makes an Accelerator Successful, Not Just Space and Money

(Note: This post originally appeared on Aloha Startups, but it's important to get everyone in Hawaii's tech community weighing in on this topic. Please add your comments and continue the conversation. Also, if you have thoughts about Hawaii's first accelerator, which was recently announced, email Rechung Fujihira with your ideas.)

Seems like every other person I talk with has a plan for a local incubator…

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Added by Jason Rushin on May 29, 2012 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Are You a Mobile App Developer? Let Me Know!

Are you a Hawaii-based developer or publisher of mobile apps? Do you develop for iOS, Android, Windows Phone (hee hee), Blackberry (HA!) or Symbian (srsly?)?

If so, let me know! I'm developing a feature story for AlohaStartups.com to highlight all of the great apps being created in Hawaii and want to include everyone. Whether you've coded from scratch, used…

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Added by Jason Rushin on May 25, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Local Start-up Needs Your Vote

Aloha everyone. I'm part of a start-up team that is participating in a U.S. Department of Energy contest called Apps for Energy. Our app and related cloud service offers consumers a way to receive points/miles by being more efficient with their use of electricity - I know, kinda boring...



The competition includes a category called the "Popular Choice" award and it's based solely on online votes. Here's what we need:

1. The app is called DRIVE™ Mobile App. You can access it…

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Added by Holland Wood on May 23, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

AT&T Sucks. That is (not) all.

On Monday Morning, I woke up to the following friendly message on my iPhone (grandfathered into "unlimited" plan). I will be switching away from them and I will not be doing business with AT&T ever again if I can help it. I will also be taking as many of their customers with me as I can!

"ATT Free Msg: Your data usage has reached 3GB this month. Using more than 3GB in future billing cycles will result in reduced speeds. You can use Wi-Fi to help avoid reduced speeds. Visit…

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Added by Westley Rowe on May 22, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

10 Reasons to Write a Native Mobile App

In recent years smartphones have become part of many people's daily lives.  They are used to communicate, stay updated, take photos, listen to music and entertain us with hundreds of thousands of apps. People carry their cellphones around with them wherever they go.  They wake up with them, eat with them and go to bed with them.  



For companies this presents another opportunity to market and reach out to customers.  If you or your company is considering a mobile presence there are…

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Added by Douglas Ching on May 14, 2012 at 10:27am — 5 Comments

The Gartner Hype Curve Model

Earlier this year I was conducting a training class on programming and found I needed to provide trainees with some models for evaluating the maturity of a  technological concept, device, or platform. One such model that stuck with me over the years is Gartner Research's Hype Curve Model. If you are not familiar with them, Gartner is a technology research firm composed of independent analysts based around the world. Their Hype Curve Model…

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Added by Joseph Lui on May 4, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Journey Through Go

A few years ago the release of the Go programming language was announced, but I ignored it until I recently

discovered it was being used on large back-end systems at Heroku and at Google.  I also discovered that the Go team  included Rob Pike (formerly from Bell Labs and member of the Unix…

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Added by Daniel Nishimura on May 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Karen Harris on May 3, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

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