In the city, getting somewhere is only half the battle — and sometimes much less than that. Finding a parking spot can be an even bigger time-waster.
24 hours after Google released three location tools for its app developers, startups are already integrating the APIs into their products. The founders of Valet stayed up all night to get the brand new API into their parking app as quickly as possible.
Streetline’s smart parking system attracts a large, third round of investment.
Chicago startup ParkWhiz raises $2 million to expand its parking reservation system to more locations across the country.
One year after launching, Parking Panda is finally launching an iPhone app and targeting the Bay Area.
QuickPay, a Bay Area-based startup, is a mobile app that people can use to pay for parking in lots and garages. Today, the company announced it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding and has appointed ex-NASA exec Barney Pell as its chief executive.
If you’ve ever been to a large sporting event, you’ve likely run across intrepid homeowners who open up their yards and spare parking spots to earn some extra cash. Parking Panda has taken that idea to the next level by creating a community marketplace for spare parking spots.
IBM’s smartcamp global entrepreneur competition culminated in Dublin today with 9 startups from all around the world competing for the title of the “world’s smartest startup”. From 660 original applicants the final winner was Streetline, which helps cities track parking violations and drivers to find parking spots.