Free app to find your car! Dude Where's My Car?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bathat, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. bathat macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2008

    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.

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

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    Safe travels,
  2. AlphaDogg, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

    AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    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.
  3. ivnj, Jan 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013

    ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    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.
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    I have used "Take Me to my Car" for years.

    Will give your app a whirl and compare. Thanks !
  5. praktical macrumors regular


    Mar 12, 2012
    Oklahoma City Oklahoma.
    Dude where's my car

    Hmmmm that's some analogy there. Whatever happened to " sell ice to Eskimo " lol
  6. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2012
    Boston (aka Red Sox Nation)
    I tried it in a multi tiered parking garage. I'm still looking for my car.:D
  7. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    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
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
  9. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010

    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
  10. Squilly macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    That actually sounds like a really cool idea if you ask me. I'll test it out.
  11. ryanlawrence171 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2012
    Is there any device we need to install to use this app?
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Just an iPhone

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