SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ParkMe, the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers, today announced that its award-winning parking app has launched on the Android platform, giving even more drivers access to critical information about the closest, cheapest parking available. The ParkMe Android app has been designed for the new Google Maps (API v2) with improved interface and colors.
ParkMe shows parking rates, hours of operation, payment types, and real-time occupancy information for off-street parking lots. The app, which has recently jumped into the top 10 of free navigation apps in the iTunes App Store, provides drivers with live parking information in hundreds of cities across North America and Europe. Users are able to find the perfect parking spot in more than 28,000 locations around the globe, 1,800 cities, 32 countries and seven continents. With Android's strength in the market as the world's largest smartphone platform, ParkMe will be able to reach more drivers than ever before.
"This is a monumental step forward in the expansion of our company," said Sam Friedman, CEO and co-founder. "ParkMe is solving what is arguably one of life's most frustrating experiences and with our expansion on Android, more drivers than ever will be equipped to save time and money, and instantly determine the best parking spot option available nearby."
"We've taken the hassle out of parking and are thrilled to roll out our popular go-to app for parking on Android so more drivers can experience the smartest, most efficient and responsible way to find parking," said Alex Israel, COO and co-founder. "The top worldwide smartphone marketplace now includes real-time parking data."
To learn more about ParkMe and its services, visit ParkMe.com. The free Android app is available for immediate download in the Google Play store.
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems, ParkMe.com, online widgets, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android apps. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe's mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The Company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking, and has built the world's most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 28,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 32 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at ParkMe.com, on Twitter @TheParkMeApp, and on Facebook Facebook.com/TheParkMeApp.
ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years.