How the desire to enjoy experiences more intensely turned into a real companion.
We are the kind of people, that love to drive – on motorbikes, classic cars, futureconcept-stand-alones and everything that moves our bodies and hearts. We love the sound, the scent and the power of oldschool combustion-engines and the torque of state-of-the-art electromotors. We crave “vintage”, „classic“ and the “newest crazes” – top notch luxury vehicles and junkyard jewels. Any of these vehicles have their very own concept and terrain of pure fun.
In short: We are devoted to the motorlife. But we realized that it includes a bit more than the actual touring-experience itself. Isn´t it also about inspiration, preperation, and – after the actual experience – diving into favourite memories over and over again?
That´s why in 2008 we developed the idea to unite all of these experiences into one software-tool.
Additionally we mapped our touring experiences with GPS-devices and cameras back in those days. We were bent on the idea to unite videos and tracks, so we could conserve our experiences and routes on a digital map.
Even back then there were online-portals, enabling users to upload tracks, that could be rated and compared. However, that wasn´t of any great help for us since we had no interest to repeat the entire tour, let alone start ours at the exact same point. Besides, a generalized rating for a route of several hundred kilometers seemed much too vague for a qualified assessment. We decided to take the whole idea one step further by gathering experiences from tourers, so we could generate new routes automatically.
Preparing our experiences used to be a real piece of work. We were using all the well-known systems of the big players at the time. We incorporated online-satellite-maps, a bunch of web portals and, last but not least, a very expensive navigation hardware.
After the tour, with great effort and various tools, we could archive our experiences. But once we wanted to share them with friends, they had to sit with us, right beside our computer-screen.
When a multitude of videocameras with integrated GPS tracking entered the market, we began to get excited again. Sadly, all these GPS tracking devices were (and still are) encoded, according to each manufacturer‘s own recording standards and software-surroundings. We, however, wanted a system to process GPS-videos for worldwide distribution, completely independent from individual company-standards and encodings. We also realized, that GPS-videos provided us with a whole lot of other great and helpful features never used before.
Thus, our strive in 2013 was to simplify and unite all our motorlife experiences and to create a platform we now call „motocompano“. The development was as curvy as the routes we are calculating today. We had to go through several setbacks but, at the same time, created real worldwide innovations on the way (i.e. the ability to rate streets individually and down to the very last meter, or to synchronise any video with GPS-tracks online). At last, here it is: One tool to rule them all! And to make your touring experiences everlasting.
motocompano has long since become our faithful companion. A system for preparation, navigation and diary of our tour-experiences. Accessible from any device, easy to use, and equipped with the most cutting-edge tools for planning, navigating and recreation of all the great trips. And now it´s available for you, too! Make motocompano your companion.
Your inspiration. Your companion. Your diary.