My name is Arwin, and I’m the founder of Ohana. When I was young, I spent every weekend, every birthday, and holiday with my grandparents. Some of my fondest memories were with them, and I love them dearly. Later in life, my immediate family relocated far away from my grandparents. This was an incredibly difficult move, as talking to them on a daily basis was never easy. Over time, technology and connection speed improved our ability to reach them—but no device or app was simple enough for them to use on their own. 

So I began wondering—why does it have to be this way?  Human ingenuity has taken us to the moon and beyond. So why can’t it be easier to connect with our family around the globe? There are so many communication apps and services out there to choose from, but they are incredibly complicated and challenging for older users to grasp. 

We started Ohana to help build and maintain the bonds with loved ones who may have trouble doing so on their own. Our goal was to remove all technical barriers and fears associated with new technology. We wanted to simplify all interactions and unify all interfaces, so we can spend more time connecting with our loved ones—all in one place.


In Hawaiian, it means family. No matter where you are, or how many miles are between you, no one is left behind. That is our goal, and we are happy to share it with you.

From our family to yours,