Corporate Information

  • Name: MapMotion Kabushiki Kaisha (MapMotion KK)
  • Main office: DF Building 10F, 2-2-8 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107-0062 [Map]
  • Founded: September, 2004
  • Capital: JPY 122,600,000
  • Directors: Craig Will, Yoko Mase, Daiki Koshiba
  • Web site: www.mapmotion.jp


Craig Will, Founder/CEO

Craig is the former head of Palm, Inc.’s Japan and Asia-Pacific operations. After leaving Palm, he set up a consultancy in Tokyo focusing on the mobile industry, which eventually led to his interest in forming a geolocation focused startup. He has over 15 years’ experience in Asia and is fluent in Japanese. Craig is a graduate of Yale University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

MapMotion History

  • 2004: Established in Tokyo
  • 2005: R&D in map rendering on mobile devices and the handling of location data
  • 2007: Launched offline map application and data management platform for Japanese feature phones
  • 2010: Announced first generation geolocation platform, a content management system for managing GPS-based check-ins and item delivery
  • 2011: Geolocation platform utilized in partners’ smartphone services and a series of travel apps for the iPhone
  • 2012: Announced second generation geolocation platform, GeoCore
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