By Sweetch, Inc
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If you drive in the city, chances are you spend hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. So stop the bleeding and use Spot Angels.
Your Angels will automatically detect that you parked and send you push notifications when you have to move your car. If you own an iPhone 5s or newer versions, you don't even need to open the app to receive parking reminders!
It covers street cleaning, meters, tow away zones, residential parking permits and other parking regulations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, San Jose, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Detroit and Miami.
Outside of these cities, there is currently limited data coverage. However, you can send your Angels pictures of parking signs when they don't have parking information. This way you help them protect you and your community from parking tickets.
The more drivers join the Spot Angels community, the less chances you have to get a ticket. So spread the love!
Your Angels have worked hard to optimise the battery consumption of the phone but please be aware that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 3.3
Here is what's new in this version
- We have improved Parkdetect, our parking detection algorithm. Parkdetect learns thanks to your feedback and gets better with the time.
- You can now see the garages uploaded by the community!
- We have fixed the push notifications bug.
Please continue to share the love and to contribute by sending pictures of parking signs when we do not have parking information. The more drivers join Spot Angels, the less chances you have to get tickets!
I love the idea of this but...
So, this is great- I want it to work... I use it with my Automatic device in my car and as far as the compatibility with that- it's so great. Every time I turn off my car, I get a notification that I should mark the street sign.
But... I live in LA and most of where I go (work and live) isn't covered by this yet- so I add when I can. But often times I park in a private garage, either my own or at work. It isn't a public garage. So, I can't mark it because I'd send the wrong message. This app needs to be more specific with places that people park. It's not just 1 of 3 options. Please take this into consideration.
This app is really great...
If you live in San Francisco.
Unfortunately, if you live in Los Angeles, it's completely useless.
I lived in SF, and when I checked the street cleaning hours for the street near my old place (where I used to live), it's actually correct.
However, when I check the street cleaning hours for the street near my new place in LA, it says "no data" followed by "please snap a picture!" In fact, I did that when I parked one day, and was told I'd get a response, but never did.
The sad thing is this is actually a pretty nifty little app with cool features and settings. If it was actually updated the way it should be, it would get a lot higher ratings and be a big hit for a lot of users.
The makers of the app screwed up, though, and didn't bother updating one of the biggest cities in the whole country.
Get on it!
ESSENTIAL APP FOR NYC DRIVERS
Given that this app is new, it doesn't have all the regulations for alternate side parking. However, if you work with it and snap pictures of street signs it updates quickly. I use this with another app called "smooth park" and it's my go-2 combo for all that is nyc street parking.