The Pingonaut Story

How do you make it possible to be in contact with your growing children nowadays? To maintain communication between school, meetings and errands and not to have a negative effect on children in their early development phase with smartphones? This question was also posed by two Munich family fathers who, with Pingonaut, developed a smart solution for themselves and many modern families…
left: Stephan Hampel, right: Markus Reimer

My name is Markus Reimer, I am the father of three children and live with my family on the Isar river in Munich. In spring 2016 the same “fate” befell me as so many fathers before me: My children became more and more independent, staying in contact with them during the day became more and more difficult due to school, work and many appointments – and the kids driving desire for a Smartphone louder and louder. So loud that I was forced to deal seriously with the subject. My wife and I felt that it was too early and not beneficial for the development of our children to equip them with a mobile phone at that point.

After a long period of research on alternatives and without satisfactory results, I decided to develop a system together with my team. Based on my twenty years of experience in software development, we provide a solution to our everyday problem: safe, uncomplicated and mutually enjoyable family communication.

On July 11, 2016, I put my money where my mouth was – and founded Lokato GmbH to officially launch the Pingonaut children’s watch project.
A short time later Stephan Hampel, former Director of Mobile Computing at Samsung Deutschland GmbH and father of a school-age daughter became my partner. With his competence in the field of mobile computing and his many years of experience in hardware, Stephan Hampel has contributed significantly to the development of the overall system since day one.

Software development is a top priority for us. We personally check every innovation and change, no matter how small they are. New products and ideas are tested by our children and families as part of the hardship and everyday life tests. After all, we only place what convinces ourselves in your hands.

Parents become family managers
For a family, parents are the centre from which everything is controlled – Pingonaut also adopts this natural constellation and transfers it into modern communication: All functions of the clock are managed by parents – we call them “family managers” – via our software platform and the corresponding apps for iOS and Android smartphones. This ensures that the children are in contact with people at times their parents consider them to be right and important.

Our journey is just about to begin, get in and join us on our adventure!

The Pingonaut Story
How do you make it possible to be in contact with your growing children nowadays? To maintain communication between school, meetings and errands and not to have a negative effect on children in their early development phase with smartphones? This question was also posed by two Munich family fathers who, with Pingonaut, developed a smart solution for themselves and many modern families…

left: Stephan Hampel, right: Markus Reimer

My name is Markus Reimer, I am the father of three children and live with my family on the Isar river in Munich. In spring 2016 the same “fate” befell me as so many fathers before me: My children became more and more independent, staying in contact with them during the day became more and more difficult due to school, work and many appointments – and the kids driving desire for a Smartphone louder and louder. So loud that I was forced to deal seriously with the subject. My wife and I felt that it was too early and not beneficial for the development of our children to equip them with a mobile phone at that point.

After a long period of research on alternatives and without satisfactory results, I decided to develop a system together with my team. Based on my twenty years of experience in software development, we provide a solution to our everyday problem: safe, uncomplicated and mutually enjoyable family communication.

On July 11, 2016, I put my money where my mouth was – and founded Lokato GmbH to officially launch the Pingonaut children’s watch project.
A short time later Stephan Hampel, former Director of Mobile Computing at Samsung Deutschland GmbH and father of a school-age daughter became my partner. With his competence in the field of mobile computing and his many years of experience in hardware, Stephan Hampel has contributed significantly to the development of the overall system since day one.

Software development is a top priority for us. We personally check every innovation and change, no matter how small they are. New products and ideas are tested by our children and families as part of the hardship and everyday life tests. After all, we only place what convinces ourselves in your hands.

Parents become family managers
For a family, parents are the centre from which everything is controlled – Pingonaut also adopts this natural constellation and transfers it into modern communication: All functions of the clock are managed by parents – we call them “family managers” – via our software platform and the corresponding apps for iOS and Android smartphones. This ensures that the children are in contact with people at times their parents consider them to be right and important.

Our journey is just about to begin, get in and join us on our adventure!

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