The Daily Courier
"I'm a civil engineer and accountant, but also a passionate motorcyclist," said Tonit founder and CEO Jason Lotoski.
"I saw a hole in the market, so we developed this app. We created Tonit to build a big community of people who wanted a convenient way to get together and share the things they love about motorcycling. They want everything motorcycle-related all in one place, and it's here."
Tonit is Kelowna-based and has users in Canada, but most are in the U.S.
The app was launched this week and is a free download from the App Store and Google Play.
The app features 30 motorcycle style categories so users can develop their profile to help them to quickly find riders with similar riding styles to meet up with.
The private messaging system allows riders to easily connect and plan rides together.
Features being developed include a crash alert system, real-time dashboard for track riders and a buy-and-sell platform for motorcycles, parts, gear and accessories.
Tonit received $600,000 in equity financing from Kelowna-based Atrium Ventures, which invests in early-stage tech companies.
Tonit now has a staff of eight and offices on the third floor of the Okanagan Innovation Centre in downtown Kelowna.
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