ParkMe has launched its Android app in a move that will enable motorists using Android devices easily locate parking spaces near them.
The team announced, “Park your car smarter and faster with ParkMe, the world’s largest and most accurate database of parking info. Download our free award-winning parking app, now available on Android to find the cheapest, closest parking around!”
Launched in Los Angeles early 2012 by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe is a free app that helps users find the closest, cheapest parking nearby and displays real-time availability at select destinations, ParkMe now covers over 19 countries and on three continents but it was only available for iPad and iPhone and as a widget.
ParkMe’s Android Features
The launch of its Android app is expected to help reach out to more users of ParkMe’s free app and database. The Android app has a database of lots and garages in a users area, shows current parking fees from various providers for a user to compare costs. It also has a parking timer to help users avoid overstaying, overpaying or getting a ticket. Its real-time space view has exact info on exactly how many spots are open in a particular garage or lot while its direct to driveway shows drivers directions when they decide on a specific lot or garage.
The founders promise users that they are not just good at helping them locate city parking lots.
Daniel Schuler, the Android lead at ParkMe told TechZulu, ” ParkMe already has an iOS app available, so Android is a natural choice by market share alone. I’m also excited about the flexibility that Android offers, with Intent integration, desktop and lockscreen widgets”
More Than City Parking Lots
The Android app is another move to have the cities parking lots covered.
“Whether you’re looking for city parking, sports parking or special event parking, ParkMe’s got it covered. Get parking info before you leave the house, or pull over and use the app when you’re close to your destination. With prices laid out on the map, you can always easily compare parking options,” they team said.
Available in Over 500 Cities
ParkMe’s database contains parking spots in over 500 cities around the world including the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Austin, Houston, Washington D.C., San Diego, Santa Monica, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Phoenix, New Orleans, Portland, Miami and several others in the US. Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Quebec City in Canada while in Europe ParkMe has covered London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Prague, Vienna and several others.
Just recently, ParkMe partnered with INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services to help drivers outsmart parking during the March Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
ParkMe brought its real-time and static Parking expertise and car navigation systems to INRIX for in-car and mobile use. INRIX sourced data from ParkMe’s over 18,000 parking facilities in North America for traffic information, directions and driver services, apps and intelligent traffic tools to power solutions to the traffic sector rapidly.