Spotlight: Franz Bruckhoff from Taptanium

First in a new weekly series!

Who are the people behind the technology that we love so much? We know the products, the websites, the online personalities but we want to learn more! 

Every week here at, we will spotlight a company, developer or person that supports Apple users by creating solutions or entertainment for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other platforms we all use and love by asking them to answer seven questions.

This week, we turn our attention to Franz Bruckhoff, Founder & Imagineer at Taptanium

1 – How did you get your start in technology?

Since the day I could hold a screwdriver I enjoyed taking technical things apart and putting them back together again.

2 – What is your favorite computer of all time?

Until this day, definitely the Mac.

3 – Tell us about your latest product

Away, a relaxation app that will teleport your mind to a place far away. Hence the name. It’s the sequel to Windy and Sunny, and I use it a lot. Check it out on

4 – What was your first job?

I created my first job by cleaning the sidewalks in front of other people’s homes. Once done, I asked them how they liked it. And pretty much everyone insisted on paying for the service. Eventually I teamed up with another kid whose parents had better equipment in the garage. We were round about 7 years old.

5 – What advice would you give to younger people just getting into technology?

Get into machine intelligence, biotech or virtual reality. If you’re great at any of these you’ve got a very bright future in front of you.

6 – Who was your inspiration?

Alan Touring, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Gene Roddenberry, Walt Disney, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg […]

7 – Where can people follow you online, and what is your website?

Twitter: @taptanium

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