Kicking The Tires On Four Parking Apps
If you live in a large city, you know how much of a nightmare it can be to find prime parking. Many people who have tried to park for a sporting event have faced the same problem. Here are four apps that aim to help alleviate the parking blues.
- Primo Spot…is easy to use, but offers limited coverage area and does not have a ”live” option, so those spots may be full when you arrive. The app costs $2.99.
- Parker…is probably the best app on the list. First, it is free. Next, it offers live street parking data. Unfortunately, it is limited to nine metro areas at this time.
- Mobile Parking…runs $1.99 for a broad set of features, but no live data of any kind. It is limited to six metro areas and is really Google maps with a menu added.
- Parking Mate…even after having partially trashed the three previous apps, it is easy to say that this is the worst app on the list. It has a pretty slick interface that sets you up for disappointment. This parking app should use a disabled placard.
Well, there you have it. The best offering only allows limited live parking information. Hopefully, this disappointment is due to a small database that can be expanded as the apps are improved.