As an engineer in the Houston area, Huiming had some free time after work and wanted to fill it with a hobby. “I knew I wanted to build something but didn’t know what,” he says. “So, out of curiosity, I went onto Google Trends and Google Ads Keyword Planner to see what other people were searching for.” At the time, in 2008, many people were searching for tools online to help them do practical things in their daily lives. “I looked through the list of top searches and saw massive interest in calculations and conversions. At the same time, I could barely find any well-built calculation and conversion websites. I thought to myself ‘I could build that’ - so I did. And that’s how Maple Tech International was started.”
Huiming built and launched his flagship sites calculator.net, unitconverters.net, and usbanklocations.com with a focus on making them accurate, thoughtful, easy to use and free to access.