Real-Time Parking Guidance App Parker 4.0 Now Available for Android
Award-winning app for the iPhone and Android delivers connected car experience via real-time parking availability, additional functionality, and clean user interface
FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Streetline, Inc. today announced that the latest release of it's award-winning parking guidance application, Parker™ by Streetline, is now available for Android. Parker 4.0 features a clean, updated design; an easy-to-use side panel menu; and one-click turn-by-turn voice navigation—further enhancing the hands-free capabilities of the app.
Parker displays open on-street parking in real time, as well as available parking at garages and nearby parking lots, by tapping data from Streetline's real-time sensor network in more than 35 locations globally and parking garage and lot data for more than 23,000 off-street locations. Since the app was first introduced in December 2010, Parker by Streetline has recorded more than 100 million parking "events" and was recently named Best Mobile Innovation for 'Smart Cities' at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
"Streetline introduced the world's first parking guidance app in 2010 and with the release of Parker 4.0 on Android, we're helping to continue to make real-time parking guidance a part of the connected car," said Zia Yusuf, president and CEO of Streetline, Inc. "With the release of ParkerData™ just a few weeks ago, which provides free, open access to 20,000+ U.S. garage and lot data via an API for developers and car manufactures to get creative and incorporate parking as an ingredient on various platforms."
"With the worldwide continued increase in market share of Android operating systems, we're dedicated to providing high quality data to drivers," added Vito Salvaggio, Senior Vice President, Product Management of Streetline, Inc. "With Parker and ParkerData, we're providing a ton of possibility to improve quality of life and the driving experience by making parking easier for everyone."
Some of the key features of Parker 4.0 include:
- Real-time information in select areas to guide consumers to open and available parking spaces; Parker updates automatically when a car is parked or leaves;
- Ability to toggle between availability and price, including real-time updates as prices are changed or updated;
- Easy access to rates, hours, and time limits for metered, on-street, and garage/lot parking;
- Side panel navigation gives user access to filters, price toggle, places and satellite view;
- Search field with enhanced ability to find parking by address or points of interest (e.g., coffee, gas station);
- Enhanced filters allowing users to set criteria, such as EV charging stations, ADA spaces, on-street or garages/lots only, or specific payment options (coins, credit card, mobile payments);
- Park function allows user to note where a car is parked (and later find guidance back to the car), set reminders, and other options including mobile payment (where available);
- Ability to select display preference to show the number of available spaces or price;
- One-click access to turn-by-turn voice navigation that guides you to available parking
The company behind Parker, Streetline, Inc., is the provider of the real-time parking data used in the federally-funded LA Express Park™ project in downtown Los Angeles that features live information for 6,000 spaces. In addition to downtown, motorists that are looking to find parking in Los Angeles can also use the Parker app in Hollywood, Venice Beach, and Studio City. Additionally, drivers in roughly 40 cities, universities, and transit agencies in the U.S., U.K, and Germany have free instant access to availability – including Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Reno, Nevada; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Birmingham, U.K.; Clemson University; and Oregon State University.
To download Parker by Streetline please visit: www.theparkerapp.com. Parker 4.0 is available today for the iPhone and Android.
About Streetline, Inc.
Streetline's mission is to make smart cities a reality through the use of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications. Streetline's pioneering technology makes the parking experience for consumers easier, while making cities and university campuses more efficient.
Already deployed in more than 30 locations in both the U.S. and Europe, Streetline's patented smart parking platform detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in individual parking spaces. Data from these sensors, or from counting equipment installed in parking garages and lots, is then made available in real time via various cloud-based applications, such as Parker™, the leading mobile app for consumers, and – soon – in-car navigation systems. Earlier this year, Streetline introduced ParkerMap™, an embeddable widget that allows merchants, universities, cities, and parking providers to easily showcase nearby parking options via any website.
Streetline is a privately-held company headquartered in Foster City, CA with smart parking deployments in Germany, the U.K., and across the United States including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The company was named one of Fast Company's 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation, as well as IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Streetline was named Best Mobile Innovation for 'Smart Cities' for Parker at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, and was recognized with the 2013 Frost & Sullivan North American Competitive Strategy Leadership Award: http://www.streetline.com/smart-cities/frost-sullivan-parking-technology-whitepaper/
For more information on Streetline visit: http://www.streetline.com. To follow Streetline on Twitter: @streetlineinc
To download Parker by Streetline for Android or iPhone, please visit: www.theparkerapp.com.
SOURCE Streetline, Inc.
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