Real-Time Parking Guidance App Parker 4.0 Now Available for Android


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Award-winning app for the iPhone and Android delivers connected car experience via real-time parking availability, additional functionality, and clean user interface

FOSTER CITY, CA--July 10, 2013: Streetline, Inc. today announced that the latest release of it's award-winning parking guidance application, Parker by Streetline, is now available for Android. Parker 4.0 features a clean, updated design; an easy-to-use side panel menu; and one-click turn-by-turn voice navigation—further enhancing the hands-free capabilities of the app.

Parker displays open on-street parking in real time, as well as available parking at garages and nearby parking lots, by tapping data from Streetline's real-time sensor network in more than 35 locations globally and parking garage and lot data for more than 23,000 off-street locations. Since the app was first introduced in December 2010, Parker by Streetline has recorded more than 100 million parking "events" and was recently named Best Mobile Innovation for 'Smart Cities' at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

"Streetline introduced the world's first parking guidance app in 2010 and with the release of Parker 4.0 on Android, we're helping to continue to make real-time parking guidance a part of the connected car," said Zia Yusuf, president and CEO of Streetline, Inc. "With the release of ParkerData™ just a few weeks ago, which provides free, open access to 20,000+ U.S. garage and lot data via an API for developers and car manufactures to get creative and incorporate parking as an ingredient on various platforms."

"With the worldwide continued increase in market share of Android operating systems, we're dedicated to providing high quality data to drivers," added Vito Salvaggio, Senior Vice President, Product Management of Streetline, Inc. "With Parker and ParkerData, we're providing a ton of possibility to improve quality of life and the driving experience by making parking easier for everyone."

Some of the key features of Parker 4.0 include:

Real-time information in select areas to guide consumers to open and available parking spaces; Parker updates automatically when a car is parked or leaves; Ability to toggle between availability and price, including real-time updates as prices are changed or updated; Easy access to rates, hours, and time limits for metered, on-street, and garage/lot parking; Side panel navigation gives user access to filters, price toggle, places and satellite view; Search field with enhanced ability to find parking by address or points of interest (e.g., coffee, gas station); Enhanced filters allowing users to set criteria, such as EV charging stations, ADA spaces, on-street or garages/lots only, or specific payment options (coins, credit card, mobile payments); Park function allows user to note where a car is parked (and later find guidance back to the car), set reminders, and other options including mobile payment (where available); Ability to select display preference to show the number of available spaces or price; One-click access to turn-by-turn voice navigation that guides you to available parking

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