Smart Community Parking
by: SCP2018 • 29
Finding a free parking lot can become a real odyssey sometimes. Especially in cities and highly populated urban areas. Can you imagine an app to solve this issue? There is a wide range of parking-related apps, but Smart Community Parking is probably the most simple solution.
It works directly through its users. First, you let the app know that you are on the lookout for a parking lot. Then, the app detects the nearest user leaving a free space and it sends you the route to salvation. The app also allows you to do it in advance so you can let others know if your parking will be available later.
Smart Community Parking is really easy to function and it has a very clear interface. It also includes a ranking system to reward valuable users. So the more you use the app, the higher you will rank. In case of two users asking for the same parking lot, the highest user in the ranking will get it. Very fair, right?
There are many apps out there aiming at solving parking problems. Even though one of the stronger points of this app is its simplicity, it could include some more extra features. For example, it would be interesting to know if the available parking lot will be paid parking or not.
by Christian M
Feb 22, 2018
Drivers spend hours a month looking for available parking spaces which pollutes the environment and costs billions of dollars worldwide, this App solves this problem with only one click: look for users who are leaving a parking space or be the user who informs that’s leaving! Build a Smart city, start by creating a Parking Community.
Looking for a parking space near your location?
Click on “Immediate parking” to search for an available space in a small area, when an opening appears you will get directions to it. Users higher on Ranking* will be prioritized when an opening appears.
Looking for a parking space long before you arrive to your destination?
Click on “Delayed parking” to search for an available space in a big area, parking spots will be marked with the amount of minutes left until the space is available, choose the one you prefer and a countdown will start, drive to the marked area on the map and when the countdown is under 1 minute you will receive directions to the available space.
Are you ready to leave your parking space?
Click on Leaving now, wait a few seconds, if directions appear on the map connecting a nearby user to your location wait a moment until the other user arrives, complete the parking and earn points for the Ranking*. If the map shows no directions feel free to drive away.
Leaving later: 2’ and 5’. (To be used only when inside 1000 ft./300 mts. range from your car location).
Are you going to leave your parking space but you’re not in your car yet?
If you are walking towards your car location, paying the check on a restaurant, buying groceries, at work or in any situation you know that inside a few minutes you will be leaving your parking space click on 2’ (two minutes) or 5’ (five minutes) depending on how much time you need to get to your car. A countdown will start, if before time is up directions appear on the map connecting a nearby user to your location wait a moment until the other user arrives, complete the parking and earn points for the Ranking*. If the countdown time runs out and no directions appear on the map you’re free to drive away.
On Immediate parking an user ranking will be used to provide available spaces first to the higher ranked users. Points for the Ranking are earned by clicking on Leaving now or Leaving later and completing the parking.