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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Free app to find your car! Dude Where's My Car?

Greetings,

I'd like to infrom the Neowin community of a free app I created to help you easily find your car. Finally, right!? I used to participate on this forum extensively, forgot my username, now I'm back to shamelessly plug my app... :rofl:

Roughly a month ago, the idea struck me like a bolt of lightning, in a good way. I was riding bike downtown when all of a sudden, I realized I had absolutely no idea where I'd parked. Call me absent-minded... I'd been developing apps for a few months at this point, new college grad. So I started looking into the solutions that existed on the App Store. There was only one that was worth its weight in salt, but after installing the thing, I immediately determined that it sucked hot air, and the ratings reflected my disapproval.

Enter Dude Where's My Car? This is my free alternative to a market which is virtually nonexsitent. I took a simple concept and improved on the functionality and design. No need to reinvent the wheel if the technology is already there.


So here's how it works:
Who hasn't lost their car in the parking lot? With this app, you will never lose your car again! All you have to remember to do is drop a pin when you park. The app does all the rest!

Additionally, you can add notes about your parking spot! This will come in handy after a night on the town and you can't remember, say, which floor of the parking structure you're on.

Anyone who doesn't live under a rock is familiar with the attacks hurled against Apple for switching to a new mapping system... My app simply takes that out of the equation! If you are running the latest operating system, you will have access to turn-by-turn navigation via Apple Maps. If you are running an earlier operating system, directions will be displayed in a table with concise directions to your vehicle.

Please download the app and take it for a spin. I'd love to hear your evaulations! I'm looking for user validation and beta-testing. It's improving all the time but there will obviously be bugs I've overlooked that need fixing. Feel free to shoot me a private message or email via my website.

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By all means, please tell your friends! There's a way to invite people from within the app. :shiftyninja:

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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You're trying to sell a turd to a toilet.

Edit: Lol I don't even know what I was thinking when I said that.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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I've always needed something like this. Will try it soon.

Edit: OK, I just did. Some thoughts. How to unpark car. Also its good but only for specific address. Doesn't help if I goto a mall for example and forget which art of the mall I'm at.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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I have used "Take Me to my Car" for years.

Will give your app a whirl and compare. Thanks !
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:16 AM   #5
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Dude where's my car

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You're trying to sell a turd to a toilet.

Edit: Lol I don't even know what I was thinking when I said that.
Hmmmm that's some analogy there. Whatever happened to " sell ice to Eskimo " lol
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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I tried it in a multi tiered parking garage. I'm still looking for my car.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:53 AM   #7
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Not sure how this would wokr in a shopping mall Parking

The parking slot is so small on a map coordinates that the whole mall parking would should at the same spot on the map
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:14 AM   #8
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I'd like to infrom the Neowin community ...
Um...
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:53 AM   #9
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Not sure how this would wokr in a shopping mall Parking

The parking slot is so small on a map coordinates that the whole mall parking would should at the same spot on the map


You know I like to read user reviews for stuff before I actually use them, for this reason I'd like to ask if you guys can proof read your post before posting them so folks can understand what you're saying..Thanks
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:57 AM   #10
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That actually sounds like a really cool idea if you ask me. I'll test it out.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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Is there any device we need to install to use this app?
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Is there any device we need to install to use this app?
Just an iPhone
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