Surfer Buddies is a Social Networking and Surf reporting tool. An interactive, GPS based application with which you get the real time updates from a trusted source at the beach; your social network and Surfer Buddies. Not only do you get information about the beach and surf conditions but you get access to the nearest deals and spots for eating, lodging, shopping, lessons, board rentals, surf shops and how to get there. Get on, and get out!!! Note: Currently we’ve only populated spots for Oahu but other locations will be added in the near future.
Clean Energy Hawaii STEM is an iPad App created to support innovative energy science education worldwide. This App can be used by teachers, parents, and students in the classroom or at home to augment a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. The term clean energy refers to creating electricity from sources that are renewable or that create little or no pollution during production. The activities within the App facilitate scientific inquiry on renewable energy topics by way of interactive experiences that leverage the iPad functionality. Hawaii is used as a portal to all information and activities in part because the App development team resides here and in part because the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative’s goal is one of the most ambitious in the United States to date: 70% Clean Energy by 2030.
Disaster Alert (by Pacific Disaster Center) provides a listing and an interactive map of Active Hazards occurring around the globe. Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared.
Integrating content and technology from the premier virtual world platform Blue Mars, the Blue Mars Mobile app allows you to create your own stunning 3D avatar on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Outfit and customize your avatar by shopping a wide selection of fashions, accessories and skins. With thousands of items available, and new ones added regularly, you’re sure to create just the look that expresses your style and mood.
The first eCollectibles offered in ShakyPlanet are ShakyGlobes. ShakyGlobes are glass globes with beautiful, highly detailed scenes inside. The graphics have all been created by professional digital artists and game designers. Like a traditional snow-globe, when you shake a ShakyGlobe, floaters spin around as if they’re in real water. And the floaters aren’t just plain looking flakes… the floaters are unique, amusing objects that are relevant to each scene. For example, the floaters in the Los Angeles ShakyGlobe are highway signs and Hollywood stars, and the floaters in the Speed Racer Classic ShakyGlobe are checkered flags and the Japanese Speed Racer logo.
Pidgin 101: Pidgin English derived from the various ethnic groups that worked Hawaii’s plantations. The creole English of the Hawaiians, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Koreans, Puerto Ricans, Samoans, Filipinos and other ethnicities made up what many Hawaii locals have grown up speaking. Pidgin is part of Hawaii’s culture and heritage. Please use it with respect and “No just make anykine!” – Lanai
Bartleby’s Book of Buttons: Help Bartleby in his journey to find new buttons for his collection! Flip switches, press buttons, slide sliders, rotate the ipad, turn in a circle, and carefully read along in this “digital pop-up book” adventure. Designed for parent-led reading for the young child and as a stand-alone story for the older child. This book is a short bed-time story that engages the child in following instructions through reinforced interaction and tactile response – just like a pop-up book! Join Bartleby in his first button adventure and set sail for Mystery Island!
The Hawaii Aloha App is similar to a playbook you can use to learn about Hawaii from the perspective of people in the tourism industry who actually live here in Hawaii. It’s designed to help you learn how things are done in the islands and how you can be more comfortable while you’re here.
Additionally, we hope that this app will give you some insight into and appreciation of things Hawaiian beyond anything you might learn from travel books, magazines or even surfing the Internet. We cover every imaginable subject about Hawaii — from the meaning of a Lei greeting to the Dances of the Dolphins.
The postings reflect the Hawaiian Islands, their culture and their lifestyle as accurately and thoroughly as possible. The tone is anecdotal, breezy, and devoid of any commercialism. Start at the beginning, or skip around. It’s all fun stuff to know.