MoMo Tokyo – Dec. 3rd – TechXmas Bonenkai 2012

We’re pleased to colab with TiE Japan, and other community groups from years past, for a Super-Deluxe mixer Dec. 3rd. It’s been a hectic year here in Japan and we look forward to gather everyone for a fun evening to network over food and drinks. This is an open to all friends and family event, details below, it will be Really Great to have all the Tokyo tribes together sharing year-end smiles.. aaaand expect a few surprises!

Date: Monday, 3 December, 2012
Running Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Venue: Super-Deluxe :: GMAP
Access: 2,000 JPY Advance Registration Required
Includes: 1-drink, Buffet & many cool people.. @_@

We also wanted to quickly note the annual GEW effort is rocking worldwide; props to Startup Weekend folks in Japan on their continued and energetic activities. Our very best wishes to all for a fantastic upcoming holiday season and road forward in 2013.

— Momo Tokyo Team

MoMo Tokyo – Oct. 29th – Demo Night at Wired Cafe

As a warm welcome to Intl. visitors in-bound for the annual Ad:Tech conference, we are running another “APP Exhibition” styled event Oct. 29th on 5-Floor of the uber-trendy KDDI Designing Studio in Harajuku.

We had a super time doing this ‘Demo Pod’ concept theme last year and look forward to another fantastic evening with no big screen presentations – All p2p Action – will be Fun!

Date: Monday, 29 October, 2012
Running Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: Wired 360° Cafe :: GMAP
Access: 1,000 JPY with Advance Registration Required
Includes: 1-drink and lots of cool mobile folks.. @_@

So, if you are looking at where the scene is now, and where it’s going, suggest you Register Above ASAP and head down to meet with some of the talented folks who are making that future happen.

We’ll see you all there.. Halloween Costumes optional!

— MoMo Tokyo Team

Confirmed Demo Companies As Of Oct. 24th

2XM is a next-generation agency that blends creativity with technology to provide its clients with amazing experiences. 2XM masters multiple technologies that can form a complete ecosystem of mobility and interactivity: mobile app development, HTML5, giant touch surfaces, immersive projections, augmented reality, and more. Using this powerful toolset, 2XM tailors highly efficient solutions that matches the audience’s mindset, the client’s message and that deliver a real return for clients.

Atimi is a top tier mobile development firm, whom was brought in by Apple for the launch of Applications on the iPhone, for which we produced applications (New York Times, Warner Brothers, and more) for the announcement that apps would exist, kicking off the Apple ecosystem of applications. Due to our special relationship with Apple, and the large brands that we work with (HBO, Verizon, Bloomberg, ESPN, NHL and more) we have a level of access and relationship with Apple, which is beyond the norm. We have a 75% success rate of projects we work on being featured by Apple in TV, iTunes or other Apple marketing material.

BiFluent is the study of language learning, users can check the progress and performance trends of their English learning. Do you know the level of your English?

Find great foods, share your favorite meals, and earn points to become the King of your favorite food! See what the world is eating, learn where your friends are going, and discover the favorite dishes of the King of your favorite foods. Since we’re just launching, you may not be able to find the food that you are looking for in your location. HELP US GROW! by posting a review on your favorite foods at your favorite place to help everyone with your recommendations! The more everyone posts photos and reviews, the more handy the app will become!

Free Now! Would you like to talk with some one new? “Free Now” is available for you! Free Now is a matching service for Line, Kakao Talk, and Skype users. It’s really easy to use! Tap the “Free Now” button and you can post your available status on the Time Line. If you add a custom message to your post, you will find more people!! By looking at the Time Line, you can find latest posts from other users. When you tap the Line ID, Kakao Talk ID, Skype ID button, you can copy their IDs and open the app to search for them and talk!

Flybits is a software company focused on the design and development of cloud-based and context-aware mobile solutions that are adaptive and scalable. Flybits is an expert in the development of platforms that can support both the consumer and enterprise sectors concurrently. Flybits FARE (Flybits Activity Recognition Engine) is a proprietary patent protected solution that allows various sectors to build intelligent and adaptive applications without imposing expensive infrastructure and maintenance costs. FARE allows companies to visually plug their business rules and compose new behaviors for their mobile applications, in different situations and locations.

Mobify Studio – A full-featured toolset for designers to build adaptive websites for mobile and tablet devices. Mobify Cloud – Acceleration platform to deliver fast, reliable mobile and tablet experience to anyone, anywhere. Mobify.js – Open-source JavaScript framework for developers to create client-side adaptations of any website on any device.

A reward app for the iPhone. Answer surveys to receive wonderful gifts! Present Now is an app where users answer surveys to receive points they can use to enter drawings for wonderful gifts. At the Request Corner, users can also vote for the prizes they want for a chance to receive it as a present. The app’s Intro Corner also showcases popular apps from past surveys! A wide selection of wonderful gifts! Collect those points and claim a prize!

Push Science is a mobile commerce software company that enables retail organizations to compete in the new era of mobile shopping. We provide branded shopping applications that allow sales associates and consumers to access product catalogs, view offers and deals, and order merchandise directly on smartphones, tablets, and Smart TV’s.

The photo application that makes cooking more enjoyable and delicious. ‘SnapDish’ processes your dish photo to make it look better. Convenient to use for interacting with those who like to cook and share recipes. The app has been downloaded and used by 400,000 people who love to cook.

Stiktu is a free app produced by Layar that lets you remix the world by leaving something on anything in the world. It’s a fun social network where you can express yourself and see creations of others on daily newspapers, magazines, book covers, posters and more. With Stiktu you can: Scan anything around you and draw something on top of it, add drawing, text, images or stickers with the editor, publish and share your posts with friends on Facebook and Twitter and follow others to receive updates on what they’re creating.

Total Immersion is a global leader in augmented reality. Through its patented D’Fusion technology, Total Immersion blurs the line between the virtual world and the real world by integrating real time interactive 3D graphics into a live video stream.

Wifarer’s proprietary technology uses a venue’s existing WiFi to pinpoint the location of a smartphone inside a venue to an average accuracy of 1.3 meters. Wifarer’s software-only indoor positioning system opens the door to new and unprecedented indoor digital services. Wifarer is a software only solution that does not require any hardware beyond the venue’s existing WiFi infrastructure. Deployment is quick and rapidly scalable to multiple properties. Target markets include: airports, shopping centers, stadiums, museums, convention centers, and universities.

MoMo Tokyo – Oct. 22nd – At The Canadian Embassy

**Important Update – Oct. 22nd is Fully Booked – Mark Your Calendar!
Many Thanks to all who have confirmed they will attend our next event at the Canada embassy on Oct. 22nd – Advance Registration Is Now Closed – we look forward to see you there. **If you do not have a ticket booked already for that gathering, your name will not be on door entry list.
We *ALSO* Have Demo Night at KDDI Designing Studio – Wired Cafe – Oct. 29th

We are thrilled to welcome an inbound mission of seven companies, see profiles of each below, who will be exhibiting at Japan IT Week. MoMo Tokyo members that would like to schedule one-on-one meetings please Contact Us to make arrangements.. 😎

Date: Monday, 22 October, 2012
Venue: Embassy of Canada – GMAP
Cost: Free – Advance Registration Required*
*Picture ID and 2-business cards at the door
Note: Mobile Industry Representatives Only

18:10 – Doors Open
18:30 – Welcome remarks
– introduction of Ontario Wireless Mission members
18:45 – Networking, refreshments will be served.
20:30 – Last Call

We look forward to see you there!

— MoMo Tokyo Team


Sponsored by the Government of Ontario

Digital Media Zone

Opened in April 2010, Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to startups and industry solution-providers.

Since its launch, the Digital Media Zone has incubated and accelerated 43 companies to initiate more than 79 projects. Currently the Zone houses 165 innovators in 38 teams. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast-track their product launches, stimulating Canada’s emerging digital economy through spending and job creation.

We house over 47 different companies offering various services and solutions in the digital media space. Most of the companies are looking for distribution of their solutions in foreign markets at this time. We have companies providing solutions in the US market – as well as Canadian market – with some entering the European market currently.

As part of this group, several companies will be presented under the umbrella of Digital Media Zone.

ConceptWave Software Inc.

ConceptWave is a leading provider of customer, product, and order lifecycle management solutions that enable communications service providers to rapidly introduce new market offers and to empower superior customer experience.

ConceptWave’s unique offer is to provide an end-to-end catalog-driven suite of order fulfillment automation software with ConceptWave Order Care and Rapid CRM. ConceptWave products and solutions enable service providers to address competitive requirements and simplify the management of customers, products, and orders, for any product, on any network, in any market, using any channel. ConceptWave is headquartered in Toronto with presence in Americas, Europe and Asia.


Flybits is a software company focused on the design and development of Cloud-Based and Context-Aware mobile solutions that are adaptive and scalable. Flybits is expert in the development of platforms that can support both the consumer and enterprise sectors at the same time.

Flybits FARE (Flybits Activity Recognition Engine) is a proprietary patent protected solution that allows different sectors to build intelligent and adaptive applications without imposing expensive infrastructure and maintenance costs. FARE allows companies to visually plug their business rules and compose a new behaviour for their mobile applications in different situations and locations.

Having a strong focus on R&D, Flybits solutions has been used to deploy large-scale solutions in verticals such as: Opportunistic Social Networks, Retail Solutions, E-health, Unified Communications, Intelligent Transport Systems, Airports Simplified Passenger Travel Solutions and Manufacturing. Flybits LITE is a consumer variant of the platform in which geographical entities can form relationships with each other and contribute to a crowd sourcing framework in which users can build and share their mobile application using an intuitive and visual interface. Flybits is a Canadian company headquartered in Toronto with presence in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Flybits is looking to develop a partnership in the APAC region to expand its service offerings in strategic verticals such as Travel and Transportation, Retail, Public Safety, Mobile Health and Manufacturing. Ideal partnership will be with a network operator or a service integrator to utilize as an enabler platform.

Push Science

Push Science is a mobile commerce software company that enables retail organizations to compete in the new era of mobile shopping. We provide branded shopping applications that allow sales associates and consumers to access product catalogs, view offers and deals, and order merchandise directly on smartphones, tablets, and Smart TV’s.

Push Science differentiates itself by offering:

-mobile commerce strategy
-a platform based solution that lowers the barriers to going mobile
-a unique focus on influencing consumer behavior through mobile and social media

Partnership and Business Development Objective:

1) Find prospective customers for our mobile retail solutions (both on the sales associate and consumer-facing sides)
2) Find other distribution partners/ system integrators in the surrounding region

We would like to target:

– telcos/cable companies with retail stores
– system integrators who work with telcos/cable companies and would like to provide a mobile offering
– partners who have retail clients (e.g. many telcos have SMB divisions and wish to provide a new value added service to traditional retail clients, private label credit card issuers who work with retailers, ISV’s who provide POS services to retailers, mobile payment providers who want to provide retailers with consumer facing mobile interfaces)

Red Piston Inc.

Red Piston Inc. is an interactive development house. We develop 2D/3D mobile games, mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry Playbook platforms for clients and our own IP. Some of our customers include GM, Chrysler, Universal, Warner Brothers and Lowes. In 2012 we were awarded the Start-up of the Year award by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.

We are a growing company which is hungry for innovative projects. Using latest technologies to create efficiency, we offer competitive rates for AR, 2D and 3D mobile game development. Having developed over 80 apps and games gave us unmatched experience in the mobile development area. We have developed apps and games for some of world’s largest companies such as Lowes, GM, Chrysler, Puma, PBS and KIA. We have a variety of international clientele with varied have completed successfully over the last 3 years and have brokered deals with Chinese android tablet/phone manufacturers to localize some of our properties for the region.

Besides gaming we also specialize in general mobile software development for iOS and Android along with augmented reality technology so any partner interested in this type of technology will be of interest. AR is applicable to games but also widely used to showcase products and merchandise in a whole new way.

Partnership and Business Development Objective:

We plan to formulate alliances with Japanese software companies and help them tap into the North American market more efficiently. Specifically, we would like to broker a deal with at least one major Japanese game studio to bring their existing IP or to publish and develop new IP for the North American market. We also plan to sell or license our property for the Japanese market.

XYZ Interactive Technologies Inc.

XYZ Interactive’s sensor technology enables OEMs to deliver 3D touchless control and gesture recognition in their products. The technology can be applied to many products, but is ideally suited for automotive and mobile products and environments. The technology precisely locates objects, such as a hand, in 3D space as well as detects gesture events.

The “magic” in our technology is how we enable these interactions using very low cost and low power mass-market IR transmitters and receivers. Unlike camera-based solutions, XYZ Interactive can be always on and detecting gestures and performs right up to the surface of the screen without any blind spots. The technology is ideal for inclusion either in a docking peripheral or in the devices themselves.

Partnership and Business Development:

We license our code to ODMs and OEMs. Because we have a core enabling technology we are looking not only for OEM customers, but also for partnerships with product design and interface companies that introduce new technologies to OEMs.
Our current customers are top 10 global companies and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive, device and peripheral, and toy markets. We are looking to partner with companies that have had previous success helping small companies such as ours bring new technologies to their markets.

We are also looking for growth funding.

YOUi Labs Inc.

YOUi Labs: the makers of the world’s first Natural User Interface (NUI) framework.

YOUi Labs’ team is able to animate your UI vision without compromising design and performance, while cutting your development time by one third. The platform marries intensive algorithm-driven graphic performance engines with software services and a standardized UI framework to create visually rich and responsive user experiences on any hardware while significantly reducing time to market.

[uSwish is the Graphical User Interface platform purpose-built from the ground up to address the requirements of today’s next generation NUIs]. uSwish allows your device to come to life by delivering all the multi-touch gestures, physics and all at the world’s fastest frame per section(fps) your customers want.

isGPU (Intelligent Software Graphics Processor Unit), is a set of libraries for 2D and 3D graphics optimized for today’s embedded CPUs and GPUs. YOUi Labs’ isGPU allows graphics to run faster and smoother, while eliminating months of hardware optimization by maximizing the efficiency of your CPU and GPU. isGPU provides superior rendering performance over any OS and other platform graphic systems.

The unique YOUi Labs’ Adobe After Effects plug-in reduces NUI development time from months to weeks by directly transitioning complex motion-based 3D layouts, animations and transitions into your device.

Partnership and Business Development Objective:

YOUi Labs is looking for both customers and technology and business partners in Japan. Our technology and services are in demand by both consumer electronic device manufacturers and service providers looking to provide their customers with a signature, branded user experiences.

MoMo Tokyo – 10 Sept. – Beer Garden Birthday Matsuri

YATTA.. it’s time once again to celebrate Mobile Monday Tokyo birthday! We will count All fingers on Both hands = 8yrs old in September and figured an end of summer beer garden matsuri would be in order. Since it’s our party, and want to be sure everybody will be smiling, the extra special treat is not just a groovy open-air venue but another chance to grab a few Ichiban Shibori Frozen Drafts it’s for adults 😎

We’ve reserved lots of space at the roof-top ‘Green Garden’ of Tokyu Shibuya Honten for a Come as you are and Pay as you go evening. Note: this is an Open to All event – Please RSVP Here as we need a handle on the expected head count – look forward to mix & mingle with our Tokyo mobile community.. someone better bring cake.. =^_^=

Date: Monday, 10th Sept, 2012
Running Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: Tokyu Shibuya Honten Roof-Top :: GMAP
Free: Cash Bar Pay as you go – Menu

Quick heads-up that we’re planning a couple of events for October.. stay tuned!

– MoMo Tokyo Team

Partner Event: Startup Weekend X Ishinomaki 2.0

Update: A quick SuW activities video below along with Jpn Report here

Ok MoMoistas.. All Hands On Deck = Call To Action!

As featured within our last gathering on June 11th; we are honored to partner with Ishinomaki 2.0 and Startup Weekend for event in Tohoku July 27 – 29th. While all forms of support are most welcome – as always – the organisers are asking for folks interested and able to join as Mentors, Judges and Sponsors, noting there is limited space for non-local delegates to attend.. Register Here.

We are most thankful for your continued thoughtful contributions and kind support on these efforts. Expect planning of this combined project to continue, with several other target locations in the region, through the second half of 2012 with the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week running in mid-November.

We will update with more details asap.. Meanwhile: Get in Touch – Get Involved!

MoMo Tokyo – June 11th – Special Guests Surprise!

Many Thanks to All who made it out for the June 11th event – Good Times! We have the presentations online for your reference, look forward to see everyone again soon.


Pardon the short notice.. but just managed to confirm that ‘company is coming’ so we thought it would be swell to get everyone together for a Super-Deluxe event June 11th

Please Do Make Sure to Register in Advance Here!

App Annie execs will speak at the annual IVS in Sapporo and are set to visit Tokyo for a few days en-route so we’re most fortunate to welcome them to our stage – First! If you don’t know the platform – check it out – you should; their service tracks and ranks the global app store economy providing accurate estimates on free vs. paid downloads and revenues, by category and country, for the iOS, Mac and Android ecosystems.

We are thrilled to have local reps for mLove Japan on-stage to share their upcoming event and honored to join Startup Weekend, Hack for Japan and Ishinomaki 2.0 for activities in Tohoku. Look forward to see you there – will be Great – bring a friend!

Date: Monday, 11th June, 2012
Running Time: 19:00 — 23:00
Venue: Super Deluxe :: GMAP
Fee: 1,000 JPY with Advance Registration – OR – 2,000 JPY at the door
Includes: 1-drink and fun evening with all the greatest mobile biz folks in Tokyo!

btw: hope you like our New Site.. it should render ‘pretty’ on any screen..

— MoMo Tokyo Team

Mobile Monday Tokyo – April 5 – Ueno Park Hanami

Post Event Update:

Gosh.. now that was a classic MoMo Tokyo gathering! Many Thanks to all who made it out for fun & games.. we polished-off two kegs of creamy smooth Moretti draft and had roving TV camera crews filming all the action that made broadcast nationwide!

We’re working on the next event plan now and look forward to see everyone again soon. Meanwhile, trust folks take a well-earned Golden Week vacation break = Cheers.

Hanami season is coming up quick and we’re looking forward to bring all the Tokyo tech community together for Sakura Under the Stars on evening of April 5th. UENO Koen is a huge public space with 1,000 cherry trees getting ready to bloom = Lets Go to the Park!

Please Register Here +Share this invite with friends & co-workers as All Are Welcome.

We’re thrilled to welcome some very special guests for a little Angry Bird Cherry Blossom fun gaming action with groovy prizes on-hand for the lucky and talented players.. 😎

Suggest people pack their preferred food goodies – or, maybe order some pizza – and naturally a few extra beverages, along with warm wear and happy hearts for this rare opportunity to really enjoy the great outdoors. Now You know – You Gotta Go!

Date: Thursday, April 5th
Time: 17:00 to 22:30
Location: Ueno Koen :: Map
Offer: 1,000 JPY for 2-drinks :: Cheers to Ikon Euro Pubs

Important Update: April 3rd

– We are all set for Yozakura Hanami = April 5th at UENO Park!
Please Do Register Here for exact location info provided Thurs.
– We will stake out the spot in the morning & forward all details
(targeted near baseball field, See This Map, with Big MoMo Flag)
– Angry Birds will supply Custom Onigiri and Fun Game Play.. 😎


Smartphone/tablet competition – Rules:
The person presenting the highest score on his or her device on either of the following levels will be rewarded:
– Level 1-11 on the Cherry Blossom episode of Angry Birds Seasons
– Level 2-8 on Angry Birds Space
The high scores can be created before or during the event. A high score made using a device of the organizers at the event is also valid in the competition.

Real slingshot competition – Rules:
The players use a real slingshot to hit targets. The people who have hit all targets will participate in a raffle to win cool Angry Birds goodies.

We look forward to see you all again soon for a Great Event!

Special Thanks to Bar Android, ICA Japan, MCN-Inc and Servecorp.

— MoMo Tokyo Team

Mobile Monday Tokyo – Feb. 13th – Love MoMo Mixer

Update: Many Thanks to All Who Attended – Pix Below – Sending Love to Iwate!
We actually managed to Deliver All Your Gifts to nice folks in Morioka-shi 24hrs later!

For the first time in years, the annual Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona will not be on Valentines day! So, we figured it would be a perfect chance to have a Geeky Fun Sweetheart Event here in Tokyo. Consider this an open-call to one and all for Monday Feb. 13th to (ahem) come together.. For The Love Of MoMo.

We have two Really Cool players, see profiles below, on-hand for some (err) touch & try action! So, bring your significant other – or maybe meet a new someone special.. Also, please remember to bring a Valentines Card, or Choco Gift, to Share with Tohoku 😎

Date: Monday, February 13th from 7pm – 11pm
Venue: BierVana :: GMAP
Free: Advance Registration Required :: 1-coin drinks & yummy menu (cash on demand).


Keitai Paradise

We’re also thrilled to join the Tokyo debut of Social Media Week!

Lots of action around town through Feb. 17th so be sure to check that out as well.

We look forward to see everyone there – You Gotta Come – dressed to impress!

— MoMo Tokyo Team

Mobile Monday Tokyo – Seasons Greetings for 2012

Here we go into the New Year of the Dragon – Welcome 2012! – with passionate hopes for a balanced reset from the tragic events of last March. Many thanks to all for your continued and considerate support during our most challenging times, we are bravely looking forward to exciting opportunities ahead.


While the last year was ‘difficult’ we still managed to run 5 events and continue to enjoy the buzz generated at these gatherings. Your ‘Friends of MoMo’ Ambassadors will have a well-deserved Shinennkai in January to brain-storm our agenda for this year – as always we welcome your suggestions as we suspect 2012 will be a total rush.. 😎

Meanwhile, the global MoMo community continues to grow rather well and suggest you join the central platform to connect with members from around the world. Finally, quick Congrats to the door prize winners – 10 in all – from our Dec. 14th event, we’ll be sure to get the news out for our first gig this year asap.. Yoroshiku!

— MoMo Tokyo Team..