AutoPark 1.0 introduced for iPhone – Say Goodbye to Parking Tickets

Frolicwarehas introduced AutoPark 1.0, their new parking reminder and locator for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Say goodbye to parking tickets. Honored with the “Most Useful App” award at the 2009 iPhoneDevCamp, AutoPark was developed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique capabilities and touch interface, and serves as a complete, full-featured driving companion.

AutoPark dutifully keeps track of time left on the meter and can send separate warning and expiration alarms (via push notification) to avoid parking tickets. It features a comfortable and simple user interface, allowing users to see the most important items at-a-glance. AutoPark also helps users find their parked car using the iPhone’s built-in GPS. No more wandering around when it’s time to leave. Just park the car and set a marker on the map with a single tap.

The app can also remind users what level they parked in multi-story lots, as well as find nearby services, such as gas stations, public restrooms, and banks. And with AutoPark’s built-in One-Button Email feature, users can share parking data with others via richly formatted e-mail. They can also jot down a note or attach a picture. Great for writing a reminder or remembering what the rental car looks like.

One of AutoPark’s unique features is live access to local services. With one tap users are shown gas stations, public restrooms, or banks on a map near their current location. Future free updates will include a range of other nearby services that will be useful to drivers before they get back on the road.

Feature Highlights:
* Comfortable and simple User Interface
* Keep Track of Time Left on the Meter
* Find The Parked Car
* Stop Getting Lost in Parking Lots
* Get Background Alarms via Push Notification
* Find Nearby Services
* Save Text and Photo Attachments
* Works on Meters or Prepaid Machines
* One-Button Email

“My primary goal in creating AutoPark was to make a complete solution to everyday parking problems,” said Ramin Firoozye, founder of Berkeley based Frolicware. “I came up with the concept several years ago but it took until iPhone OS 3.0 before all the necessary technologies fell into place. I was especially gratified by early user reviews that said they “could not envision going to the City without this app any longer” and that it “paid for itself in one day” That tells me it’s hitting its intended mark.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or 2nd Generation iPod touch running 3.0 or later
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
AutoPark 1.0 is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Frolicware’s AutoPark and FloatPen will be shown at the Mobile Developer Pavilion at MacWorld Expo 2010 in San Francisco, February 9-13. Review copies are available upon request.

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