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Simpli-CityBy Simpli-City
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Simpli-CityBy Simpli-City
First created
DKK 16,109
pledged of DKK 70,000pledged of DKK 70,000 goal
77
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 18 2015 12:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is Simply-Park?

Simply-Park is an intelligent parking reminder, that can remember when and where you parked, and remind you before the parking time expires. It sounds simple, but yet it is super convenient and can save you a lot of money! 

Why do we need Simply-Park?

The idea originated from a real experience of the co-founder, Dawei, who has received two parking fees because he failed to prolong the parking time. This cost him €140 in Denmark. It was a hard lesson to learn... He told this story to Simon, and the two friends agreed that life should not be about remembering such meaningless trivialities, and money is definitely not earned from getting parking fines!

If a phone app could always warn us when the parking time is expiring, we would not need to remember when and where we parked the car and how much time has passed since we left it. We could just park and go, and the reminder would make sure we got back to the car, in time and with ease. To realize this idea, the two founders have gathered a team and together they have spent months, working hard on hardware and software development. The product, or rather, the solution is called Simply-Park because we believe it really will make your parking experience both easier and better.

How does Simply-Park work?

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Simply-Park consists of a Bluetooth 4.0 token and an app for the smartphone. Users need to install the app and place the token in the car. The app and the token works by:

  • Remembering WHEN you park your car – a countdown automatically starts when you leave the car
  • Locating WHERE you park your car – it is easier to find the car and saves you time when going back to it
  • ALARMING users before the parking time expires – the pre-defined countdown starts automatically, you do not have to set the reminder manually

Everything we do is based on one belief – that people should be free from parking concerns and other trivialities. Life is short and we should spend our time on more valuable things! We believe the advances made in technology can help us achieve this goal, and thus we have designed the Simply-Park token solution.

Both software and hardware is made from principles of having a product that is intuitive, simple to use and user-friendly. Using Simply-Park to get rid of most of your parking issues is the first step towards a life free from trivialities.

What does Simply-Park consists of?

The Bluetooth 4.0 Token is made in a style that is simple but beautiful. It is powered by a 3V cell battery and can last for half year.   

Simply-Park tokens
Simply-Park tokens
Tokens in four colors
Tokens in four colors

The Simply-Park APP is designed in a way that is both easy to use but is also attractive to the eyes. The classic watch dialer is super to control, just rotate clockwise or counter clockwise to choose the time; while, the digital watch screen is easy to read out how many time left before expiring. Moreover, It embeds the google map to help users quickly reach their cars. 

In the first phase, we will only focus on the iOS platform for Apple users; however, we will develop the android version once the stretched goal is met (see the stretched goal section). 

the Simply-Park App
the Simply-Park App

How does Simply-Park cost?

For such an intelligent gear, it won't cost you a fortune. In fact, it is fairly cheap and much more economic than paying a parking fine :-)  You can get the price in the Support and Rewards session, but this is only for kickstart and the retailing price will be higher as usual.

We only sell the token(with a battery in it), and the APP is for free to download and free to use. The only extra cost you may expect is the expense to replace the battery, but it happens no more than 2 times a year as we have used bluetooth 4.0 to reduce the power consumption as much as possible.

Support and Rewards

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To be able to share this improved parking experience, brought to you by Simpli-City, we need your support. We are in need of funding for manufacturing the hardware at a larger scale and to perfect our app. You can help us make a real difference by backing us. Our goal is not rocking high, but with this amount, we can put the product into mass production and put more investments in optimizing the user experience, as well as adding more features.

Let us bring Simply-Park to life! For all of us! Thank you in advance! 

Stretched goal - Android APP

We will not forget Android users and we will develop an app for Android once we reach the goal of DKK120,000 (approx $18,000).

Timeline of the app development
Timeline of the app development

Risks and challenges

Simply-Park uses the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology to reduce the power depletion and give you a better user experience. However, using this technology takes a lot of effort for us to be able to deliver both hardware and software products of high quality.

The major challenge lies in the interface between the Bluetooth module and Android and iOS platforms, including the supporting smartphone. Both the software and hardware have certain requirement and we have to make sure the product is reliable on most smartphones. We have already tried many designs and tested them on several mainstream phones.

Manufacturing and logistics could also have a risk. As it is with start-up products, we know to a certain extend how much money we need for manufacturing an appropriate amount of merchandise. However, our risk is also equally low as we have put reasonable margin of safety when pricing our rewards, and our production is based in China with manufacturer that has a good reputation. We also chose the vendor in an area where replacement/backup parts are easy to pick up (and we have already identified a backup supplier).

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    Pledge DKK 10 or more About $2

    (approx. 1.5 USD) THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

    We appreciate your support and your trust in us. You will get backer-only updates from the team and a video-thank you!

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    Pledge DKK 125 or more About $19

    (approx. 19 USD) EARLY BIRD TOKEN - only 100 pieces available

    To thank the earliest backers, the first 100 can get one Simply-Park token and our app at the lowest price.

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    Pledge DKK 190 or more About $29

    (approx. 29 USD) ONE Simply-Park TOKEN

    Get one Simply-Park token in white and the Simply-Park app.

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    Pledge DKK 260 or more About $39

    (approx. 39 USD) TOKEN + T-SHIRT

    Get one Simply-Park token and our app, plus one T-shirt with our logo. You are a true fan!

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    Pledge DKK 299 or more About $45

    (approx. 45 USD) GREEN TOKEN - only 25 pieces available

    Get the Simply-Park app and one token in green, a very special one.

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    Pledge DKK 299 or more About $45

    (approx. 45 USD) PINK TOKEN - 25 pieces only

    Get the Simply-Park app and one token in pink, a very special one.

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    Pledge DKK 360 or more About $55

    (approx. 55 USD) COMBO PACK

    Get two Simply-Park tokens and our app. It saves you DKK 20 or $3 compared to purchasing 2 tokens separately.

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    Pledge DKK 430 or more About $65

    (approx. 65 USD) THE AMBASSADOR

    Get two Simply-Park tokens and our app plus one T-shirt with our logo. Share Simply-Park with your loved ones.

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    Pledge DKK 660 or more About $100

    (approx. 100 USD) GIFT PACK

    Includes 4 Simply-Park tokens at a very cheap price, to share Simply-Park with your family, friends and colleagues.

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    Pledge DKK 990 or more About $150

    (approx. 150 USD) FULL HOUSE + BETA TESTING EXPERIENCE - only 10 available!

    Free Shipment!

    You will get all 4 color versions of Simply-Park tokens (White, Black, Pink and Green) with your names printed as well as Simply-Park t-shirt. But the most special part is that you can get the tokens in September, three months earlier than others and experience the very early version of the app. We will keep you updated with all the new versions of the app while you are welcome to give us feedback and suggestions on the app user experience so we will take them into consideration. In short, you will be contributing to the product development!

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Funding period

- (30 days)