KIWA is a world-leading production house for experiential digital apps.
We bring Te Ao Māori content to life using mana-enhancing technology to build bridges of understanding, create positive perceptions, and motivate people to act with confidence when engaging with new cultural norms.
Founded in 2003 by award-winning film and television producer Rhonda Kite, the company was initially established as a post-production software company. Our first software product was VoiceQ, a tool designed to automatically dub foreign-language dialogue in television and film production. VoiceQ is used in studios worldwide and won a prestigious Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award.
At KIWA, we pride ourselves on using cutting-edge technology to create cutting-edge experiences.
After helping to revolutionise the post-production industry, we began to look at doing the same thing for apps. Despite advances in digital publishing, building e-books is still seen as a process that involves little more than creating an electronic representation of the existing text and images. We see technology as an enabler. To us, an unused feature is a missed opportunity. We go many steps further than scanning and reformatting content – we add to it and rarify it, making worlds come to life in a way authors have always wished for.
Our experiential apps are kinaesthetic and tactile. They are not books; they are immersive, interactive, and instructive experiences.