A trusted partner with 14 years collaborating in Hawaii

Our team of expert designers and developers are passionate about crafting beautiful and functional websites, mobile apps, and games that showcase your unique brand and captivate your audience.

Brian Dote


Tapiki started in 2009 when we realized local businesses needed web and mobile app development expertise that wasn’t easy to find in Hawaii.

We create beautiful websites, custom web applications, mobile games, and mobile apps. We love helping businesses achieve their strategic goals through innovative technology.

We deeply understand local businesses, people, and culture and have extensive experience in the software technology industry.

We bring innovation to our local communities. The intersection of technology and education is our core passion and one we continue to actively participate in with local educators, schools, students, and our community partners.

Our Founder, Brian Dote

Tapiki was founded by Brian Dote, an experienced, patent-holding mobile application developer and former leadership team member at Apple that developed core iOS patents and technologies.

Formerly Brian was the Senior Vice President and Director of Mobile and Digital Commerce at Bank of Hawaii and the first Chief Innovation Officer at Mid-Pacific Institute.

Brian worked At Apple, Inc. where he led the MobileMe User Interface Engineering team and worked on the iPhone, MobileMe/iCloud, iTunes Music Store, iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, Motion, and OS X.

Brian was nominated as a Webby Honoree for web development work at Springfield Town Center in 2009.

In 2017, Brian was an honoree in Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next 20, a list of 20 individuals in Hawaii whose talents, accomplishments, and potential set them apart as emerging leaders in Hawaii.

"In November 2020, HIPA needed to rapidly overhaul its website to accompany a time-sensitive communications and PR campaign. Tapiki made that whole process a breeze. The website they developed for us was fresh, responsive, and exactly what we needed. Their technical expertise and attention to detail made the transition from our existing website and hosting services something completely manageable for a small organization like ours that has no dedicated technical staff. I would highly recommend Tapiki to an organization of any size that is looking to use their website strategically and appreciates great customer service."

Ben Trevino, Network Coordinator

Omidyar Fellows