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Access Business Records Using State’s First App

September 23, 2011, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated September 23, 12:11 PM
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Hawaii State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs building. File photo.

By Sonia Isotov

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) today unveiled the State of Hawaii’s first application for mobile devices.

The mobile app includes a modified version of the current services available on DCCA’s Business Registration website and allows the public to search a business name, find information, and purchase filed documents or certificates of good standing on mobile devices.

Keali’i Lopez, Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Photo courtesy of State of Hawaii.

“Business name searches and purchases of certificates of good standing are some of the most popular online services in Hawaii state government, and now they are even easier and more accessible.” said Keali’i Lopez, Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, in a written statement.

The state’s business registration database, accessible through the mobile app on an iPad, iPhone, Android or other mobile devices, contains filings dating back to the 1800s. The mobile app allows for larger text, bigger buttons and a clearer layout.

DCCA Business Registration Division Chief Tung Chan. Photo courtesy of State of Hawaii.

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“This mobile app makes searching the business registry as easy as it gets,” DCCA Business Registration Division Chief Tung Chan said. “The pace of business today means that people want answers right away. If you get a call about a business and need information on that company on the spot, or if the bank e-mails and says you are missing a certificate of good standing to get that loan, you can easily handle it on your smartphone or tablet, wherever you are – on a bus, at the Capitol, at the office, even on the beach.”

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To access the mobile app, go to business.ehawaii.gov  on your mobile device and a mobile version of the DCCA Business Registration Division website will automatically be displayed. No downloads or installation are required to view the app.

The mobile business search app was developed at no cost and is maintained via the eHawaii.gov program, a largely self-funded public-private partnership between the State of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Information Consortium LLC. This partnership has allowed Hawai‘i to deploy applications such as: Hawaii Electronic Bench Warrants, Statewide Camping Permits, Hawaii Business Express and Online Motor Vehicle Renewals.

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