Real Estate on Maui uses the phone’s built-in GPS capability to provide voice navigation and turn-by-turn driving directions that will guide users directly to their property of choice. Users can also search for a particular property several ways, and the app displays beautiful HD photos and full descriptions of every property.
“We have utilized GPS to create exact maps to the listings,” says Marti Kluth, marketing and communications director at Kupono Productions.
“When you’re in the car and use the driving directions feature, your phone becomes just like an in-car GPS system, and literally speaks the directions to you as you drive along the road. This is by far the most popular feature.”
Kupono Productions was started by Mark & Marti Kluth in 2004. While primarily a video production company, they realized they had lots of beautiful footage of Maui, but no way to share it with people. With the recent explosion of smart-phones, they realized they had the perfect vehicle for merging this video and photo content with advanced smart-phone features to provide people with a useful and functional app, called the Beach Locator, also available free from Google Play or the iTunes AppStore. The success of that app led to the development of Real Estate on Maui.
“We’re very pleased with the positive feedback we’ve received,” says Marti Kluth. “This app is ideal for visitors, who really benefit from the GPS turn-by-turn navigation and the translation features.”
Kupono Productions has plans on the table for other useful apps, and can create apps for other businesses. They believe in leveraging the power of smart-phone technology to access today’s new mobile user.
According to recent statistics, 25% of internet users in the United States are now mobile-only users, meaning they exclusively access online content through mobile or tablet devices like the Android smart-phone or the iPad. These users want to be able to access businesses and featured content through apps, and Kupono Productions wants to help Hawaii businesses ride this new technological wave.
“Apps are the future,” says Kluth, “and up until now, Hawaiian businesses have had to go outside to developers in other states to access this technology. We’re big believers in buying local and supporting Hawaiian businesses first. We have experience, and we are in the vanguard of app developers in the State of Hawaii. We believe it is our mission to help local businesses expand into the global marketplace and bring Hawaiian products and services to an international level through mobile computing.”
To download the Beach Locator or Real Estate on Maui, go to Google Play or the iTunes AppStore, and search for "Kupono". Kupono Productions encourages any company or organization that would like to leverage the power of smart-phone technology for their business or product to contact them.
For more information about the Beach Locator or Real Estate on Maui or to order your own smart-phone app, please visit http://www.KuponoProductions.com .
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Marketing and Communications Director