10 questions for: is our series of short conversations with the people behind the measurement app smart to plan. The questions are always the same.

Manfred Hörnschemeyer has worked closely with Sascha Bohl since the beginning of smart to plan and is the managing director and co-founder of the company. Since he is not a gardener himself, the questions are sometimes a little different.

You can already read more about the other members Sascha , Marie-Sophie and Marco. Now it is Manfred's turn.

1. What was your dream job as a child?

That changed with age. Until I was about 12 years old, I wanted to be a dirt track driver. I went to this “kind of” motorcycle race with my father a lot. My idol was Egon Müller. After that, I always wanted to be an artist.

2. How did you get started with smart to plan?

I met Sascha Bohl through my soccer network at TSV Havelse. He had the idea for this app and was looking for partners to make it happen. After initial difficulties, a very good team was formed that believed in the success of an app for gardening and landscaping.

3. What shouldn't be missing in any garden?

Natural stones! I love stones, especially boulders. And of course rhubarb. I loved him as a child.

4. What do you like most about smart to plan?

From the very beginning, the idea was to develop an easy-to-use app with a very high added value.

5. What are the plans for the future?

The basic idea of the app still offers many possibilities for further development. And I assume that there will be some additional functions or even completely new applications in a short time. It does not get boring.

10 questions to Manfred Hörnschemeyer

6. Why would you recommend smart to plan to gardeners in horticulture and landscaping?

The smartphone is the future of digital surveying! Soon there is no getting around it if you want to remain competitive.

7. What do you love most about your job?

The first question that arises is what my job is. I trained as a decorator, studied graphic design, was the managing director and founder of several companies in different areas and I've actually been retired for two years. But since curiosity has always driven me, I still try to contribute my knowledge as a consultant or, as with smart to plan, as a partner and managing director.

8. What is your favorite plant?

There is not just one, but a great many. To list them all would go beyond the scope. But I especially like every form of cactus.

9. What is the greatest challenge in the smart to plan project?

The biggest challenges were to meet our own requirements and not to scare off the development team with our perfectionism.

10. What plant would the rest of the team describe you as?

As a good old German oak. It has many properties that I suppose also apply to me.

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