I use innovative technology that powers immersive web & mobile experiences for people of all ages.
I've been here creating experiences since 1997 supporting the local community achieve great things with technology.
I augment social experiences to allow you to fully engage with your customers.
I work on a mixture of proprietary projects, joint ventures, and custom solutions for brands & businesses.
I specialise in barcode and image recognition solutions. Enabling Tumunu to augment your customer's mobile brand experience.
My balanced understanding of organisations and technology ensure I offer a highly effective way to fast-track key business strategies for your web & mobile needs. I help you define solutions that reflects your brand values and aligns with business drivers.
Through understanding who you are today and where you want to be in the future I can unearth the inspiration and constraints that allow mission statements and values to become real experiences for your customers.
Whether you're looking for better business results through training or looking to up-skill, Tumunu has helped individuals of all ages into web & mobile development careers. I have the technical expertise and practical experience to provide the right training solutions, the right way, at the right time to empower success
As an expert in creating learning programs for high school students and adult learners, talk to me about how you can benefit form my one to one, in-house, or night classes
Tumunu creates web & mobile experiences, crafts locally, and provides affordable solutions you want. The use of web & mobile apps can save business owners an average of $377 per month, adding up to over $4,000 per year.
For projects that need to be delivered on time, on budget and to exceed your customer's expectations, I'm here to work with you.
My name is Taratoa C. Pokotea. I am the main principle at Tumunu. I combine a broad-range of expertise with specialised knowledge of the web and mobile industry, reflecting over 16 years of accumulated technical and business experience. I have extensive experience reshaping large organisational publishing systems and leveraging existing technology to benefit Tumunu's diverse range of clients.
As a person with dyslexia, I have a weak spot for encouraging and supporting people with learning difficulties in undertaking a career in technology.
Doing good work is half the battle. Helping me understand your aspirations & dreams for your brand helps me connect with you. This enables Tumunu to produce results that exceed your expectations. To me, you're more than just a client. You're part of my team.
Tumunu is a small consultancy with a presence in Wellington, New Zealand and the Gold Coast, Australia. Tumunu trades with the motto "Unicorns, Rainbows, and Integrated Mobile Applications", to emphasize my core values of creative thinking, ethical business, and embracing the future with mobile technology. Most people prefer to do business with those that you know, like, and trust ... I do too, that's why I'm on Twitter.
According to a study by the Small Business and Entrepreneur Council, businesses that use mobile apps to manage their operations save more than 370 million business hours and more than 725 million employee hours annually. Smart mobile devices are replacing traditional desktops. With their convenient experience, availability of powerful chipsets, stunning graphics, longer battery life, cloud-based storage, and faster networks are contributing to a huge push for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in both schools and enterprises.
The Return on Investment (ROI) with hiring Tumunu outweigh normal development costs. Typically crafting mobile apps is a one-time experience with little or no maintenance or major enhancement required. The monetary ROI you receive depends on your needs. However, at Tumunu we've been here since 1997 supporting the local community achieve great things with technology. I'm here to listen and I'll go the extra mile to ensure your ROI for mobile apps exceed your expectations.
Many business owners looking to develop a website ask me two common questions; "What makes your company different?" and "Why should I spend thousands instead of hundreds?". When looking to start a business online or beginning an online marketing campaign it's worth considering that the internet is a valuable and significant method of advertising. Just as you would not want to present your business with a low-end television commercial, you should not look to develop a poorly crafted website. The competition is strong and amateur websites are overlooked by consumers and potential buyers who search for a professional, reliable company.
Online you can present your company to be a very professional company with a professional website. You may have a small location, or even work at home, but a professional website will give the impression that your company is top-of-the-line. Use this marketing opportunity to your advantage and make the most of your website!
We all know value is more important than cost. If I told you a $5,000 website would give a $100,000 return, or a $1,000 website would produce a $10,000 return... we all know what the decision would be. A website crafted by Tumunu will always perform beyond that of a poorly crafted website.
My first success in the mobile app development market was back in 2004 with the MIVIS technology, designed to enhance the visitor experience as they travel around NZ by allowing information to be accessed on the visitor’s own phone in their own language.
I spent 3 years as an analyst at the National Library of New Zealand, but I can't link to them because they had a cry (no love for past employees). So lets pretend that never happened. I work with great New Zealand organisations such as MEA Mobile and Luscombe Legal. In my spare time I occasionally post on Quora or throw up random stuff on Github.
Since 2003, Tumunu has been instrumental in getting people all over New Zealand and Australia into their dream jobs. I have a strong reputation as a trusted and professional training provider with programs tailored to specific demographics.
The key with one to one training is to seek the gap between the current skill level and the desired skill level and then to focus resources where they're most needed.
I will create content from scratch to ensure you have an adequate foundation at each level study. This detail-oriented process, in creating a personalised curriculum, provides the benefit of knowing you will get the best education tailored towards your areas of weakness.
No previous technical experience is required.
A large part of our business is to design and deliver bespoke in-house training programmes for both public and private organisations throughout New Zealand & Australia.
My highly consultative approach ensures I ask the right questions to guide you and your organisation to the right training solution. I will work with you to determine your training needs and how we can best deliver this through a mix of public training courses and in-house training.
To discuss your training needs in confidence and find out how I can be of assistance please don't hesitate to call.
We provide a series of free & non-free night classes specifically focused on iOS mobile app development and SME mobile strategy development. These workshops are run on demand with a pre-requisite of 10 participants.
iOS mobile app development classes are run over a period of 26 weeks part-time. No previous technical experience is required. Cost is $150 per week. For more information on course content, outcomes, tutor profiles and enrolment, please email me.