The Bikelomatic Complexity software engineering senior project team of Jesse Jurman, Ethan Jurman, Steven Kroh, and Matthew Waite created the Bicycle Touring Companion (BTC) to provide the bicycle touring community with a unified platform for viewing, creating, and sharing tour information. They worked on the project for Adventure Cycling Association, a Missoula, MT based non-profit whose mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. With the BTC app and server, users will be able to view and create maps of their trips, define and search for local spots of interest, share routes and experiences through narratives, and upload all of this for other users to view and use. The BTC is currently working with select routes in the US Bicycle Route System.
With the help, expertise and advice from the Simone Center at RIT, the Rochester Community, and the hard work and dedication of these teams, Otto and Bikelomatic Complexity are looking to move forward with their products. Both of these startups, along with three other RIT teams, also just recently were nominated as finalists for the 2016 Digital Rochester GREAT Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards on Thursday, September 22.
Stay tuned for next week's Innovation Spotlight Story on Ventos-Scheduler.
For more information on the Digital Rochester GREAT Awards please visit their website: http://digitalrochester.com/2016-great-awards/.
These teams were also just recently mentioned in a University News Article: http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56862&source=enewsletter.