Parking meter ideas for Automatic

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Some parking meter apps (Honk, Parking Meter Pro, Mission: Park!) have the same map feature that Automatic has, but Automatic does it better because it marks the position of the car on a map ... automatically! Fantastic! I love it. What would make Automatic even better is if it included other features that parking meter apps have - so that all of these things can be used within the Automatic app itself.

Some of the other features that parking meter apps have are:
• parking meter timer with alerts
• camera & photo album (to take a picture of a parking lot number sign, scenery, etc.)
• notepad and/or voice memos (for additional info)

It's these little extra features that could bring more people to Automatic when they're looking up parking meter apps in the iTunes App Store. Plus, it would be very convenient for current Automatic customers to have these additional features integrated within their Automatic app, rather than using a separate app for them.
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Posted 5 years ago

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Thanks for the suggestions, Jeffrey. I believe you're the first to suggestion features related to parking meters. Reminds me a bit of the Idea topic for having Street Cleaning alerts which would also be handy! But you're right that there are probably a whole host of features -- or integrations -- that could be done around parking meters and parking restrictions, even. 
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The compass view could be another parking meter feature.

http://community.automatic.com/automa...
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These are great suggestions Jeffrey. We're looking into them. Thanks!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
automatic should help prevent parking tickets.


background: by brother just got a $75 ticket that automatic could have warned him about. avoiding it would have paid for the automatic dongle!!!

the dongle already stores the location and time when the car is parked. given information about parking restrictions (e.g. street cleaning, time limited parking, size restrictions, need for permits) it should be able to warn that i may get a ticket or get towed.

the main challenge i to collect parking information. coverage would obviously be limited. i think crowdsourcing is the way to go. i would be willing to share information about where i park and the rules (e.g. using the iPhone camera and geotagging) in exchange for rewards such as adjustments to my driving score, rewards i can use towards buying fuel, changing oil, badges or other perks. alternatively, people could report when they get a parking ticket and have automatic cover a fraction of the cost in exchange for information about the violation.

i for one think this would be a the most awesome feature automatic has to offer.
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Sorry about your brother's parking ticket. Those are so painful. We agree that additional features around parking would be really useful. You've got some interesting ideas around rewards, badges, and perks too. Thanks for sharing!

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