Onekana beta 3

Mark up and demonstrate anything using graphics or pictures. Onekana then plays your project back like video.
Create interactive walkthroughs, guides, technical "how to's" and "to do's", and share them.
Create platforms to support you project or business...

Mark Up ... Search ... Play ... Share

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Onekana Mark Up Tools

Mark up your images with pointers. These are not just pointers, these are little "application instructors".
You can create apps to support your projects with these.
You also direct the player playback, while setting up user-interactive search, with click and locate results.

Mark Up and Playback demos:

Mark up first, then scroll down to play back.

Mobile users, after selecting type, and adding markers, use the cross hair button to use drag friendly markers to fine tune.

Select different types of graphic to mark up, and create supporting mobile friendly applications for your project.

When your drag tools onto your graphic some of the other things that are done to create your mobile friendly app. will be explained here.
Positioned Items:

When you drag items (assets) onto the image they will appear here. You can then reposition them as required on your image.

You can add things to things when you see the symbol. When you save your creation, an app. is generated to support your project which you can share.

Drag pointers to reposition.
Search, Locate or Play: Press play to view your application as a presentation. Or search it using keywords.


Press Play.




To try the animated mark up you need to have at least a couple of items positioned on an image

Onekana Advanced: Apps and Platforms

Scale to a marketplace or community.
Use interfaces that connect with, and present your data, within your own personalized web site platform.
Drag & connect with advanced availability, booking and ordering systems, as well as your supporting media.
Access and manage your web site via your own mobile app (beta).

Book Available Seats
Book Available Rooms
Display Available Units
Display Property Status
At Venue
Look Up Replacement Components

Different types of graphic generate different and specialized supporting applications:

You can try the following examples below in greater detail on a dedicated page:

Each graphic will take you to a dedicated page.


Dragging and dropping is easy and intuitive, while building a supporting application on the fly is very powerful. Enabling your users to find things, and follow step by step instructions will help you support them, and demonstrate your project or product.

You can achieve a lot quickly, with little effort, and often with materials you already have:

  • create a focused platform for your product, or reference for your hobby, or guide to your trip, or interactive site map for your development ...
  • create presentations on the fly,
  • create a search and find reference for your users,
  • optimized pointers for search engines ... if a surfer searches for a component and you have it located in a project, they will be brought to the component in your project (or tenant in development, or video in guide),
  • build followers, participation, uptake and awareness,
  • provide intuitive and easy to use ways for your users to update and add content and explain it.
  • onekana is scaleable - for incorporating into your own web platform.

Some Developer Notes:

  1. The plugins and applications are built using jQuery and CSS.
  2. We use Twitter Bootstrap to provide an open and designer friendly front end framework for the applications
  3. We are using Apache Cordova for mobile phone and tablet specific plug ins.
Simon Meneely

About this site:

Onekana™ means "be visible" in Swahili, a good name I think for an application that is about finding and searching for information and "things". I like the sound however it is pronounced (onĂ©kana or one~kana).

Beta 3: I have added batch image uploads straight into a project so creation is easier than ever, and we have new pointer styles and pointer callibration system to let users pick and choose how to present their mark up.
Beta 2: Key new features are the "play like a video" feature, far better zooming and panning, and the fact that you are building an "app" while dragging tools and 'things' onto graphics. Also, the "library" of tools is constantly being upgraded with users suggestions and requirements.

The onekana™ application can be scaled into your own project or web site either by plugging it into your site as you might a YouTube video, or as a part of a project platform.

Onekana™ was developed originally as a part of a "Global District" project where it was used primarily with the creative mapping tools, festival tools (though any of the uses found here can be used there too).

Now though onekana™ is emerging blinking into the sunlight of its own front end platform, and I think it is a creative tool that you can use for a vast array of potential applications, so please give it a go and contact me with any suggestions or requests.