iParked, automatically remembers where you parked. Now on Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by beansbytes, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. beansbytes macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,
    I launched an updated version of my app iParked for iPhone and Apple Watch last week. iParked automatically remembers where you parked by using the iPhone’s motion chip to know when the user has stopped driving and places a pin on a map at that location.

    iParked now also works on Apple Watch where users can see where they parked, set their car location, and view car details about their car. You can even make a note about where you parked in a parking garage using dictation on Apple Watch.

    You check out iParked on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iparked/id824477665?mt=8
     
  2. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Looks cool... but there are quite a few Reviews of your app not working. In fact, it looks like only one person who reviewed it has been able to get it to work at all.

    Anything you want to say about the app and its limitations? How well does it recognize exactly where you stop your car and get out? Down to 10 feet? 50 feet? Does it notice when you start walking away, or just when the car stops?

    Do you have to have the App "running in the background"... or can you forget about the App altogether and it will get notified by the OS when stuff changes?

    Personally, if I have to remember to open the App... I might as well just put down a marker manually... and not rely on the ability of the App to recognize when I switch from driving to walking.

    I'm not trying to poke at you here... I honestly want to start a dialog about the App...
     
  3. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    Accuracy of saved parking locations is the hard part of parking apps. The gps tends to vary quite a bit when moving and/or starting up the gps for quick snapshots of location. This makes getting a good saved location the challenge in a parking app.
     
  4. beansbytes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    friedmud, I actually welcome that discussion. The two biggest limitations is making sure that one iOS doesn't kill the app because it does need to be running in the background; and the second is explaining to the user that they shouldn't kill it when they go through the app switcher. I personally have a 80-90% success rate with it remembering where I parked and it's the only app I won't remove from my app switcher. While it's not prefect I'm constantly playing with new ways to make sure that it improves. The app does save the location the second you stop driving so you don't even have to leave the car for it to mark the location. - Casey
     
  5. NotSafeForWork macrumors regular

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    I use Find My Car Smarter and while it does need a small Bluetooth dongle placed in the car it is 100% reliable.
     
  6. nicegoogly macrumors regular

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    the app is slow and has about a 12% success rate after the near 10 minute loading screen
     
  7. tonymathews macrumors newbie

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    I really like this concept, it's a great idea and would definitely help us peeps with the short term memory issues :) I can see how this would work great for street parkings, although are you able to devise a solution where we can use the same feature in multilevel parkings? Would help those of us who run to their next appointment without checking the A1, A2, A3 parking codes.

    Good luck to your team on developing this to the next level :)
     

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