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BMW to integrate parking app into it’s cars

Recently re-branded as JustPark (formerly ParkatmyHouse), this parking marketplace now has 500,000 drivers who choose from over 100,000 parking spaces in the UK, and it has plans to expand abroad. But unlike ‘jerktech’ startups such as MonkeyParking, Sweetch and ParkModo, JustPark

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Parking Apps and ‘Jerk Tech’

There have been a few articles over the last couple of months referring to ‘jerk tech’, apps or technology that exploit public infrastructure to make money for themselves. This was highlighted by a couple of different parking apps, which were

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‘Fixed’ parking app out of beta

I wrote a little about the parking app called Fixed in a post back in January, but the app recently went out of beta and launched to the whole San Francisco area. They’ve also raised an additional $1.2 million in

Posted in Apps, News, Technology, Updates

Appy Parking App now available on Android

  I haven’t previously picked up on this app, which has been available on iTunes for a while, but it’s now been released on the Google Play store as well.  The (free) app aims to cover nearly all of London,

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Ticket fighting app launches in US

According to an article over at TechCrunch, an ambitious app is launching in San Francisco that offers to fight parking tickets.  The new Fixed app is running under a limited beta trial, and would charge 25% of the amount fined

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App Spotlight – SpotSquad

I saw a couple of articles today about an app called SpotSquad due to go into trials in Canada next month.  It brings the idea of crowdsourcing to the parking enforcement arena.  We’ve all seen cases of bad parking, with

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