- Price: $4.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 2010-09-25
- Current Version: 1.2
- Size: 7.80 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ramin Firoozye
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
- © 2010, Frolicware.
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* WINNER: Macworld 2010 Best of Show * Top 5 Navigation App on US App Store * Winner: "Most Useful App" award iPhoneDevCamp * Works worldwide *-- Say Goodbye to Parking Tickets --*Version 1.2 with support for OS 4.0 multi-tasking, local…..
Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Mr. Biker write:
I live in LOS ANGELES where they write over $160 million in tickets each year! The minimum is $35 for an expired meter. The city uses this as a revenue stream and now has camera equipped cars that allow them to troll down the street and an alarm tells them when your meter is expired! Computerized ticket writing!!!
To that end, I broke my personal rule and paid more than 99 cents for this app. I got my money's worth.
This app has been perfect for me. For all of those earlier who said it didn't do this or that, I disagree - it does it all. I've run into situations where it doesn't have the same section names as where you are parked (strangely, AutoPark doesn't have a Snow White or Sneezy section for when you park at Disneyland), but it allows plenty of space to type it in. And if you want more space, you can send yourself (and anyone else) an email with your parking details - limited to several pages of info.
You can take a photo of your car and send it to yourself or others, you can do the same with a map of the location, or send both in one email. Anyone who has trouble with this app has problems only because they're using an elegant, yet feature rich interface. In other words, it has so many features and options I sometimes take a minute or so in front of my car finding all the features I want to use.
I say "Almost Perfect" because I've had trouble with it when I touch the "My Car Is Here" button. Sometimes, it can't locate where I am. For those times, I can use the iPhone Map App to put in a pin, and I can email that to myself, also. So I've never been stuck.
But I have saved untold tickets. I don't know how many tickets I didn't get because I got back to my car due to this app.
No, you can't customize the interface but who has time for that? Seriously, are you gonna sit around for hours making this look pretty when you use it for 30 seconds at a time? I want to be like Ron Popeil and his chicken cooker - set it and forget it.
Speaking of which, I used to forget where I parked my car in free lots - at the stadium, the mall, etc. Not any more.
And yes, the alarm is loud and obnoxious. When you're outside or in a noisy store, you know when the meter is going to run out. In quiet places I've had people ask me what the noise is and when I show them, they want it.
I would have given this 4 stars because of the problems I've had with the GPS setting my location (about 25% of the time) but I'm counteracting the people who don't know how to use this and gave it a poor rating. Besides, I just downloaded the new version and it may be fixed. I had the first version and wished for a variable alarm (5 or 10 or ?? minutes before your meter expires) because you might be close or far away from your car. The next version - boom, it was in there.
And no, I have no affiliation with the company, I'm just a very happy user who's had some extra dinners on the money I saved. And although I was reluctant to spend $4.99, as people pointed out to me, how many $50 tickets are you gonna get before you spend the money on a "pricey" application?
...to see development is still alive with this fantastic app! This is one of my favorites!
@reachadam: So when you pressed the button with the $ to buy the app you thought it was free. You ARE a sucker - you should have stayed in High School - that was free!
Great Parking App
I honestly only use this App when I go to my doctor. His office is downtown where I have to park at a meter and after paying for 2 parking tickets because I couldn't get back to feed the meter before it expired, I decided to try this App. It does a great job and is easy to use, but because I only use it about 3-4 times a year, I usually have to play with it for a minute before I remember how to set it.
The best thing about may be that I was talking to my doctor once when it alarmed to to remind me that the time was getting ready to expire. When that siren went off, I thought HE was going to have a heart attack. Now it seems like I get out of his office a lot faster and he always asks me if I need to put money in the meter before he examines me, so it can be a great training aid also.
It does a lot more than just remind you about the parking meter, but I haven't had to use the other features much. Well worth the money and it has paid for itself several times over by preventing any more parking tickets.
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