VanMoof explains how it brought Find My to its e-bike in new interview
What you need to know
- Job Stehmann, VanMoof's head of product design, sat down for a new interview.
- The executive talked about how it brought Find My to its electric bikes.
Bringing Find My to VanMoof's electric bikes was not an easy feat.
Apple recently announced that it was finally opening up its Find My network to third-party products, and VanMoof, an electric bike company, would be one of the first brands to support the new location technology. Dutch outlet iCulture was not only able to get some early hands-on time with the new bike that supports Find My, but they were also able to interview Job Stehmann, VanMoof's head of product design.
The executive talked about how the company became one of the first brands to support Apple's new third-party Find My accessory program and says that the partnership actually began through a forum post.
The executive said that working with Apple was a good fit for how the company already operated when it came to innovating new technology.
Job did not hold back, saying that the process for getting everyone on the same page and the ability to bring the technology to something as big as a bike was quite difficult.
The executive also confirmed that, rather than being a chip that you drop into the product, Find My is software that your product can integrate with.
VanMoof announced that it would be offering Find My on its S3 and X3 electric bikes on all orders placed on or after April 7.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.