Mr Runtastic – Florian Gschwandtner

Luke Murphy
10th October 2019 in Case Studies

Following the sale of his company to Adidas, Florian Gschwandtner stepped down from his position as CEO of Runtastic at the end of 2018. As the former CEO of a million-dollar company, Florian has had limited time for family, friends and leisure. Since leaving the company he has been investing in up-and-coming start-up companies and spending far more time with his loved ones.

From a student apartment
to his own home

Until recently Florian lived in the student apartment where Runtastic was born. Now, with more time on his hands, he has finally moved into a new home. At the beginning of 2019, planning began for his new apartment in the heart of Linz. For Florian, efficiency and effectiveness are of paramount importance – he does not only expect these qualities of himself but also from his home. To achieve this it quickly became clear that the option was to make his home a Loxone Smart Home. Thanks to the extensive level of control from the Loxone Miniserver, Florian’s new home works just as effectively as the entrepreneur always wanted.

Florian in Focus

2013
Onliner of the year


2015
Man of the Year (Austria)


2015
Winner of the Media Future Prize


2017
Listed as one of the top
75 most important Austrians 

I love technology and the possibilities it offers. So it was clear to me right from the start that I wanted a “smart” home. The decision to go with Loxone was absolutely right and I enjoy the associated advantages very much.

Florian Gschwandtner

Entrepreneur

Key features

These two features were particularly important to Florian when it came to automating his home:

Multiroom Audio
From the beginning, it was clear that Florian needed a high-quality audio system throughout the whole apartment. The Loxone Music Server is seamlessly integrated into the overall automation solution and hence more than meets his requirements.

A home that thinks for itself
Florian’s apartment always knows exactly what to do. The lighting switches on automatically when it is needed, the blinds regulate themselves and thus helps to ensure a pleasant room temperature. Although he can make adjustments at any time via the touch switches throughout his home, in most cases he never has to. 

“I hardly use light switches any more and that’s super convenient.”
Florian Gschwandtner

Take a look at the apartment

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