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Monday, December 31, 2012

Aussies scared to take a break from technology

Cairns Weekend Post
"A recent OPTUS study found that the average Australian family takes more than four digital devices like mobile phones, cameras, laptops, and music players away on holiday."

Welcome to Port Douglas because we are digitally competent.
See The Keys to Port Douglas for your phone 
and find out where the free Wifi spots are.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mobile phones are our friends.

Your phone is a better place to put info on than the fridge especially when the lights go out like they did on Xmas morning. On is the Ergon web app which can tell you what the problem is during a power failure and when it will have the power back on.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Children's Elf Competition

Details on the Keys to Port Douglas
on your phone

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The present that Santa forgot.

LOOK OUT for this Elf in Port Douglas this Christmas.

Enter to win the present that Santa left behind where you see this Elf.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Port Douglas Digital website

There is now a Port Douglas digital website at:


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eclipse App is now on the KEYS to PORT DOUGLAS

There is now a direct link to the ECLIPSE App on 


Sunday, October 21, 2012

INNOVATION AWARD for KEYS to Port Douglas.

2012 Douglas Business Awards

Last night the Tropical Innovation Award was allocated to the "Keys to Port Douglas" which is a mobile phone/tablet app put together for locals and visitors to Port Douglas. 
The Keys can be found on your phone or tablet at: 

(add it to your home screen)


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Port Douglas Walks

Out today, Australian Short Walks on the App Store. 
Port Douglas Walks, Daintree Walks and Cairns Walks feature on this $1.99 app 
along with other interesting walks from around Australia.

Port Douglas local, Chris Dahlberg finds time to share some of these terrific walks with you.

Just go to the App Store or Google Play 
on your phone or tablet and search for Port Douglas.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 ECLIPSE App

The 2012 Port Douglas Eclipse App is taking shape.

Out soon!


Saturday, September 22, 2012


QWE are doing an app for your 
iPhone, iPod and iPad for the 
2012 Solar Eclipse
in November.

It should be out soon!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Port Douglas Walks

Is the link for the Android version of Australian Short Walks. On it are walks around Port Douglas, Daintree National Park and Mossman.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Keys to Port Douglas on hold

The creators of the Keys to Port Douglas are on holidays and will return in early September 2012.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Keys to Port Douglas - new feature

The Keys to Port Douglas has a new feature. 
As well as the visitor information there are now Key Points. 
Some of the Key Points include: 
where the best place to park, which day to go to the reef, free boat ride on the Coral Sea?

There is plenty here for the visitor:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Keys to Port Douglas Supporter's Badge

If you see this notice in the Port Douglas shops they are participating in a the community project, Keys to Port Douglas information for our visitors on their phones.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ANZAC DAY at Port Douglas

Port Douglas attendance was estimated at 2000 for the 1020 am march. Earlier there were Dawn Services at Mossman and Cow Bay.
There was a distinct feeling of unity at the gathering and all ages were well represented.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Keys to Port Douglas

"In addition to the financial benefits, the free Wi-Fi installation would enable the town to collect valuable data from users via short online questionnaires resulting in targeted marketing campaigns, allow businesses to offer last minute promotions, deliver information on upcoming events, and provide greater visitor satisfaction." Quote from Newsport 24 Apr 2012 about the MBS report.

The Keys to port Douglas can do this now (today) and do it for free.

Just let your visitors know about the Keys and put the Keys on their phone:

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Keys to Port Douglas

A revitalise Port Douglas Project has been put forward to unite the community.

Give our visitors the keys to the city. Give them something that they can use whilst they are here and take with them when they go. 99.99% of visitors have a mobile device of some kind and we can put a visitors guide on it. A mock up is at
How do I remember where it is? It is easy, qwe are the first 3 letters on a keyboard, we already remember, and 4877 is Port's post code.

See the screen button? Once you are at the keys "add it to the home screen" for iPhone/iPad or bookmark first for Android and "save shortcut to home".

What can locals do? Show the visitors they will do the rest.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What our phones reveal about us

It is comforting to know that people read this blog. Blog reader Dollie Todd has asked me to post a link to them about mobile phones. It is very topical as this super tool takes over our lives.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Port Douglas Mobile Phone Applications

New version out now.

1117 photos and 235 entries iPad iPod and iPhone

Also on Android.

98 Entries on Free things to do & 54 entries on things to do with children and absolutely 


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Port Douglas Carnivale 2012 App download

Here it is folks the Port Douglas Carnivale 2012 App Download Page.
Use a QR code scanner on your mobile device and add to home page if you have an Apple device or bookmark first if it is an Android and then add it to the home screen.
The app downloads will magically appear on this page when the daily programme is finalised some time in May.
Get in early and scan it now for a fancy screen button.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Port Douglas Android App

Android Market link
Not only is this App in the App Store for iPhone/Pad but it is now in the Android Market for Android phones and Android tablets.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mobile Website & App Seminar Monday 27 Feb 2012

Port Douglas business community!
Do you want to be left behind? You need to be mobile and it doesn't cost the earth to be there.
e-mail wendy (address on flyer above) 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Port Douglas & Daintree Discovery Guide App

A First for Port Douglas 230 entries 1050 photos
You can download this app in one of five (5) ways:
1. Scan the QR code above.
2. Go to this blog on your mobile and tap on the link above.
3. Go to the App Store on your phone and search for "Port Douglas".
4. Type in the link above by hand.
5. Ask a child to do it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Port Douglas Eclipse 2012 Festival

Port Douglas Eclipse 2012 Festival
Great news, Port Douglas is throwing a party for the eclipse in November 2012.
Ken Dobbs and the PD Chamber of Commerce will be running a festival for the visitors coming here for the Eclipse 2012.

QWE will do a free App

more later...............

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Port Douglas Community Garden Festival 2012

This is literally on the drawing board.
Port Douglas Community Garden Festival - 24 March 2012
On the day of the State Government Elections next to the polling place KStar is arranging a festival to help raise money for the Port Douglas Community Garden. More details as they come to hand.

Great news Port Douglas Community Garden Festival has an official 
Mobile website
complete with home screen button.

Port Douglas Carnivale 2012 mobile phone App

This is worth saving on your mobile device.
It is the Port Douglas Carnivale 2012 mobile App download site:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Diamond Princess Visit 8 Feb 2012

Welcome Captain, Passengers and Crew of the 
Diamond Princess.

We hope you enjoy your stay.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Port Douglas & Daintree Discovery Guide App

With the dust just settling after the Melbourne Business School's conference it is back to work. 

This week sees the final edit of the Port Douglas & Daintree Discovery Guide App.

It is a big app with 1056 photos and 227 entries of which slightly less than half are tourism products. That means that there are plenty of free things to do. 48 entries include children's activities. When it hits the App Store in two weeks time it will cost $2.99

The screenshot above is of K Star Walking Tours and goes on with K Star's other community pursuits as in the Trivia Nights and the Community Garden.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WELCOME Dr D'Souza & Melbourne Business School

Re-vitalise Port Douglas started on Monday in Melbourne and now it is the turn of the Port Douglas Field Trip for the team to meet the players and stakeholders first hand. (Wed - Sat)

Port Douglas Blog welcomes you

Put on your mobile device for visitor information

Monday, January 30, 2012

QWE.COM.AU tourism information on your phone

QR Codes
You never know where they will crop up next?
Keep a look out in restaurants, hire cars, compendiums, lamposts, notice boards 
and they all lead here:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Aerial display over Port Douglas

Legless, or nearly so?

This is a photo of a White throated Needletail taken by Wonga Beach identity David Cook. WTNT's are large swifts that migrate from their northern hemisphere breeding grounds to places like Australia in our summer where they are probably quite common. They rarely land and as a consequence of this they have small weak feet and legs - hence the term "legless".
On Sunday morning they were zooming over Port Douglas and Island Point in their hundreds. It is a light buzzing sound that will let you know that they are around.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Visitor Information on your phone or tablet.

QWE.COM.AU is a mobile website that fits neatly on your phone or tablet. 
It is chock full of visitor information.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Visitors benefit from hire car thoughtfulness.

Progressive hire car company Jam Jar Rentals now have QWE.COM.AU stickers and QR code displayed inside their hire cars. a mobile website for mobile phones that is chock full of visitor information including where to get the Carnivale 2012 mobile phone app.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Malones Butchery is open.

The Sign says it all folks.
Malones Butchery is open.
Phone 0740994001
Shop 24 Port Village Port Douglas. (Next to Coles)
And the meat looks good.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Hot Pot mobile website in Port Douglas

This week we did a mobile website for The Hot Pot 
Being a restaurant/cafe with take away and home delivery options this mobile website or web app is set to benefit a lot of people not the least being the people who come to stay here.

Locals are using the app because they can order direct from it. 
To get the Hot Pot icon on your phone simply go to and "add to home screen" if you have an Apple device or for Android users, bookmark first and then save to home screen.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

101 Things to do in Port Douglas

Coming very soon 101 things to do in Port Douglas App in Android, IOS & Web.
The Port Douglas community are right behind this coming app. Chris Dahlberg & Denise Collins are in Port Douglas right now researching details.