Andy Yip and Jane Zeng, creators of the iPhone app DaBus were featured on Yasmin Dar's Social Wire segment on KITV's morning show. Both Andy and Jane were part of CityCamp Honolulu and the CityCampHNL Hackathon. In fact they won top honors at the Hackathon. Since the Hackathon, they came up with a name for the app, polished it up and got it added to Apples iTunes App Store. The DaBus app takes the guess work out of catching the bus on the island of Oahu. It uses the near real-time GPS arrival information, courtesy of the Oahu Transit Services, to provide the best estimated time on when the next bus will arrive. This app also tracks the current location of the bus you are interested using the GPS device installed on many of the buses. In addition, it also provides options to explore different bus routes and take a virtual ride to better understand its route. DaBus app ver 1.1 is available in the iTunes App Store. Jerome Koehler, tech blogger at Non-Stop Honolulu also did a video review of DaBus and its application. Congratulations go out to Andy and Jane for the successful launch of DaBus.
Now you can stream your favorite Public Radio station where ever you go with your iPhone or iPod Touch. Of course with the iPod Touch you have to be within wifi access to use the Public Radio Tuner. This application just became available on iTunes as a free download. You can scroll through quite an extensive list of public radio stations across the country but of course my fingers stopped on KIPO 89.3FM home of Bytemarks Cafe. Several people have recently told me that in spite of the power increase at KIPO they still cannot catch the station in certain pockets on the Windward side of the island of O`ahu. Well here is the perfect solution. I am listening right now and it sounds so fine! Here's how you can get the Public Radio Tuner app.
|From your iPhone or iPod Touch: 1. From your iPhone or iPod Touch, click the App Store icon. 2. From the App Store, click the Search feature. 3. Type "public radio" and click Search. Public Radio Tuner will appear in the search results. 4. Click Public Radio Tuner. A description of the Public Radio Tuner application displays. 5. Click the Free button. It changes to an Install button. 6. Click the Install button. 7. Wait for the Public Radio Tuner application to be installed. 8. Click the Public Radio Tuner icon from the iPhone or iPod Touch Home screen and listen!||From the iTunes Store: 1. Go to the App Store section of the iTunes Store. 2. Search for "public radio" and the Public Radio Tuner will appear in the search results. 3. Click the Get App button on the Public Radio Tuner application page. 4. After the application is finished downloading to your computer, sync your iPhone or iPod touch with your iTunes account to add the Public Radio Tuner application to your iPhone. 5. Click the Public Radio Tuner icon from the iPhone or iPod Touch Home screen and listen!|