New Parking App Launches Making London Parking A Breeze - iOS CarPlay Integration Down The Road
Fed-up London motorists sick of the daily battle for a parking space will find city living easier than ever this week as one of Apple’s ‘Best New Apps’, ParkAround announces that it is expanding its service to the busy capital.
Compatible with iPhone and Android, the free application lets users locate available parking spots across the city and reserve them in less than 10 seconds. ParkAround also provides significant savings on parking, offering users discounts of up to 80% when they reserve a spot through the application. It is an absolute must have for any Londoner or city visitor who finds themselves constantly plagued with frustrating parking problems.
The service is incredibly easy to operate with users simply setting their destination, entering expected park time and browsing the list of available spaces. The app gives an exact cost of how much drivers can expect to pay as well as an overview of parking facilities at the particular location. This makes parking simple, stress free and easier than ever.
The London ParkAround app is an expansion of the incredibly successful Athens version that was launched in 2013. Users can expect to see an array of new features and updates including a fresh new interface, smarter search function, improved cost calculator, support for multiple license plates and optimised in-car usage.
As well as locating a parking spot, ParkAround also offers a voice activation service that can be used to give spoken integrated driving directions directly to the reserved place. This means no more fumbling around with GPS systems and bulky street maps or getting lost in the labyrinth of London streets.
While ParkAround is an incredibly useful resource, the company mission extends far beyond helping users to find cost effective parking spots in amongst the chaos of London. The app offers an achievable solution for helping to manage traffic congestion, reduce gas usage and ultimately get cars off the road as quickly as possible. This makes it a great option for eco conscious drivers who want to do their bit to help the environment and keep London air as clean and pollution free as possible.
John Katsiotis, CEO said “We’re delighted to roll out our service to London’s streets with the aim of making city driving a lot less stressful. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, ParkAround is designed to reduce stress and leave motorists free with more time to enjoy the capital. We aim to make city driving more efficient by matching empty spots with drivers and in this way, making it more sustainable. ParkAround is unique in that we are the only parking app that doesn’t require users to pre-pay for their space. It’s also one of the first to work in real time which means you can reserve a parking place as little as 10 minutes before you need to use it. We don't have booking fees and we actually offer lower prices than drive-up rates so it’s a real win-win for London drivers.”
ParkAround has received a hugely positive reception since its launch and has been embraced by thousands of drivers who relish the opportunity to solve their parking nightmares. It is the first parking app in the world to be featured on the AppStore's "Best New Apps" category. The team is working towards an integration into Apple's CarPlay system that was announced a few weeks ago.
ParkAround has a comprehensive list of London areas covered including Holborn, Old Street, Waterloo, Barbican, Angel, Marylebone, Paddington, Marble Arch, South Kensington, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Rd and Swiss Cottage.
To find out more about how ParkAround works or to download the application visit http://www.parkaround.com
iPhone download: https://www.parkaround.com/iphone
Android download: https://www.parkaround.com/android
About ParkAround London: ParkAround London is an innovative new application offering a savvy solution to finding parking spaces in the chaotic capital. The app can be downloaded to iPhone and Android devices and lets users search and reserve parking spots across the city. There are significant time and money savings on offer as well as an array of environmental benefits such as reducing traffic congestion and lowering gas usage. There is also an Athens version available covering key locations throughout the city.