This article showcases our top picks for the best Hawaii based Content & Publishing companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Content & Publishing solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Hawaii Content & Publishing Companies
Plum Amazing LLC., is a private Hawaii, US based international company. The company was founded in 1996 as Script Software then had a name chance to Plum Amazing in 2007.
Plum Amazing was one of the first creators of iPhone apps and makes mobile, Mac and Win application software. They are also the creators of Mac apps CopyPaste, iClock, iKey, KnowledgeMiner, iWatermark, NetCheck, MountDisk.
They also created ChatFX (discontinued), IDTunes (discontinued), iView (sold to Microsoft), iView MediaPro (sold to Microsoft), and EasyCard (sold to Ohanaware and name changed to Fun Greetings Deluxe). Their iPhone apps are Plum Caddy (sold to Ubermind), Plum Record, Galactic Pool, Expenses, iWatermark, Cures A-Z and KidPaint (sold to MiSoft).
Their Android apps are Cures A-Z and iWatermark. Plum Amazing Software is available for contract programming and is open to partnerships for its existing applications and investment in the company..
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi.
It was formed from the merger of The Honolulu Advertiser and The Honolulu Star-Bulletin into a single entity June 7, 2010. It is the flagship product of Oahu Publications, Inc.
which owns a diverse group of publications, including MidWeek, three military papers and various specialty publications, as well as luxury and hotel magazines. The Star-Advertiser is headquartered in Honolulu and it’s state-of-the-art Roland offset printing press is housed in a 147,000 square-foot production and distribution facilities in Kapolei..
Civil Beat is the largest news outlet dedicated to public affairs reporting about Hawaii. Their focus is on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a broad view on issues of importance to the community.
Created in 2010 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Civil Beat has quickly become one of the most respected news sites in Hawaii. Their journalists have won dozens of state and regional awards and Civil Beat has been named the best news website in Hawaii for the past four years by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Civil Beat also hopes to foster community discussion by providing a place where citizens can debate important issues in a civil manner, free from cheap shots and personal swipes. They do that through encouraging a wide variety of reader-written Community Voices, public events and through their integrated Facebook comments..
User Kind was founded by Cory Shaw in 2006 as a User Experience Design Company that focuses on delivering easy to use products and design services to agencies, entrepreneurs, app developers, and startups. Since 2006 User Kind has stayed a small and nimble company, but delivered massive value for many of the worlds biggest brands such as HP and Google, to a few top agencies such as Ocupop and Anthology Group, and to many startups such as Blue Lava Technologies, chi.mp, and many others.
Under the User Kind umbrella, Cory has developed AppifyWP, a premium WordPress theme to promote mobile apps, and in partnership with Derrick Petzold created CrowdTube.TV, a streaming viral video lean-back experience.. .
Since its establishment in 2001, Oahu Publications Inc. has emerged as Hawaii’s major print media company.
OPI’s flagship publication is the daily Honolulu Star-Advertiser, established in 2010 when the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (est. 1882) and The Honolulu Advertiser (est.1856) merged after OPI purchased The Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett Corp.
In addition to the Star-Advertiser, OPI owns and publishes a diverse group of publications, including MidWeek, three military papers and various specialty publications, as well as luxury and hotel magazines. OPI also offers advertisers a full spectrum of custom printing services, insert, and direct-mail options.
No other media source comes close to reaching as many Hawaii consumers. OPI’s versatile product portfolio allows advertisers to reach the masses, zero in on specific zip codes or target specific niche markets..
HI Resolution Enterprises
HI Resolution Enterprises are developers of Snapzoom, the universal smartphone scope adapter. We are a small hardware startup located in Honolulu, HI, and are currently developing our smartphone scope adapter for production.
Snapzoom connects and aligns smartphone cameras with the eyepiece of an optical scope. The scope is then used as an accessory lens, and will magnify the cameras image by the power of the scope..
West Hawaii Today
West Hawaii Today is a daily broadsheet newspaper circulated on the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island from North Kohala to Ka`u. The newspaper is the main source of local news to the West Hawaii community, and it also provides national and international coverage.
The original office was in Kainaliu, but the newspaper moved to North Kona Shopping Center in 1977 where it printed three editions each week in a pressroom that is now Kona Brewing Company’s brewery.. .
Geek News Central
Geek News Central is an online resource that covers a wide range of technical issues. It is a subsidiary of Podcast Connect, launched in May 2002 with the goal of creating a high quality tech and informational site for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Site content is supplemented by freelance authors and guest contributing editors. The site is also the home of the Geek News Central Podcast in which the host Todd Cochrane produces a twice weekly podcast and numerous online articles about the consumer market..
The Hawaii Project
The Hawaii Project are the makers of Bookship (https://www.bookshipapp.com), a social reading app. Bookship was shortlisted by The Bookseller for BookTech Company of the Year.
They are also the creators of The Hawaii Project, a personalized book recommendation engine. The Hawaii Project finds great books you’d never find on your own – matching your personal interests to what leading tastemakers around the web are writing about.
Follow authors, subscribe to our unique channels, and mark books you’ve read, loved or want. We’ll do the rest, delivering you great recommendations and alerts about interesting books and book news from around the web! Our basic service is free.
Premium Accounts let you follow more authors and get extra features. 10% of our revenue goes to fund 3 great literacy non-profits..
Gurutoy is for sharing links. We encourage everyone to upload content and show the world your websites, blogs and favorite sites that you visit.
Browse thru gurutoy to discover what others have uploaded. Become a member and vote on links, subscribe to your favorites and invite friends.
Become a guru and share your links!. .
Hawaii Videographers offers the top Oahu Videographer creatives across the island. Whether you are looking to shoot online media to promote your business or a commercial for your product or service Hawaii Videographers has got you covered.
We use top of the line camera equipment to provide a professional and clean final product that will make your business, product, or service communicate to the consumer in an effective manner. Looking for a wedding videographer in hawaii to capture that magic moment? Hawaii Wedding Videography is our specialty and we have the client list and videos to prove it.
See our large list of videos on our portfolio to review our quality work and style.. .
The Garden Island
Began in 1902. Kauai’s only daily newspaper publishing seven days a week.
Editorial excellence in delivering local, state, national and world news. 61% of all Kauai adults read The Garden Island 70% of all Kauai adults read both The Garden Island and Kauai MidWeek.
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Hawaiian Photo Booth
Hawaiian Photo Booth, based out of Honolulu Hawaii. In association with its parent company 808 DJ’s Hawaii, this professional team has been providing entertainment services all over the island of Oahu and the other islands for over a decade now.
They have a variety of options for photo booths to rent; you will find a photo booth to compliment your wedding, birthday, celebration, or corporate event.. .
Bytemarks is a media and communications consultancy including social media, community building, blogging, video and audio podcasting, content curation and citizen journalism. From 1998-2004, Bytemarks was a column in the Honolulu Advertiser and since 2008 to present, Bytemarks Cafe is a weekly science and technology show on Hawaii Public Radio.
Activities also include the Geek Beat on Hawaii News Now and the Civil Geek column in Civil Beat. For the last 8 years Bytemarks also organizes an annual grassroots technology event called the Unconferenz..
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