Sick of circling the block? Help us in building a community that will make parking worry-free and rewarding.
Sick of circling the block? Help us in building a community that will make parking worry-free and rewarding. Read more
We conceived the idea of Organic Parking from a collective need for a better city parking solution. Having spent years driving (and parking) in cities around the world, we are no strangers to the difficulty of parking on busy streets. After researching barriers that exist with our current free-for-all system, we found three points to address: it's often hard to find a public space, it's difficult to afford a private space, and it's stressful to make plans without a guarantee of finding parking.
So we asked ourselves — what if a person that is parked where you plan to be could save a spot for you until you arrive? Well, with a greater portion of our population having smartphones, we knew that our solution relied on the development of a communication and exchange platform between drivers. Our solution is a smartphone app which facilitates this interaction so anyone can park a car seamlessly and affordably, no matter where, and never stress over city parking again.
The funds will be used to finalize the development of the app (we are a month away from launching) but most importantly your support will be critical in creating a community of users that will make the app work.
The app will first be available for iOS in June 2014 and then for Android (using bitcoins) in August 2014.
See our website for more details www.organicparking.com
A demo of the app can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIcj0-uhKJY
Risks and challenges
The challenge we face is having enough users so that, when using the app, there will be a higher chance that a spot will be available in the area you are looking. Support for this project will generate that critical mass.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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