Published 9 Apr 2014
[cont'd] Code and, when you've parked your car, you can either scan the street parking sign using the app’s image recognition function or manually enter the details of the sign or parking ticket. The app then tracks your movements and uses an algorithm to determine how long it will take to walk back to the car no matter how far away you are.
ParkingMaestro co-founders Patrick Acheampong and Mark Schroder developed the app to solve a significant issue they faced while living firstly in Sydney and then in Brisbane. They realized that, whether they were out being social or at home at night in the inner city, parking was hard to find and they always ended up parking in a restricted area and often in a different place every time. Sometimes they would even forget exactly where they parked the night before. While there are a number of similar apps on the market, none are quite as simple as this one to use. Whats more, i don't recall one that takes into account the amount of time it will take to get back to your car, either. At the moment, the app is limited to Australian cities but the potential to include other places is obvious. If ParkingMaestro saves you from one parking ticket it will pay for itself in a flash. At the moment it is free.