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Tuesday 17 December 2013

Parking Meter - App Review

Remembering when your parking meter time will run out is perfectly straightforward... we all know that, which is why we never get a ticket.

Welcome to the real world. The truth is that we are usually too lazy to set an alarm (or does that only apply to yours truly). Perhaps that's being slightly uncharitable but, even setting an iOS alarm takes a few presses on your screen.

This App could well come to your rescue.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Some Apps are basic and do a job, some Apps are graphically brilliant and fail to deliver real solutions. Parking Meter manages to do both (graphically brilliant and does the job).

It really is as simple as picking a time interval (5, 10, 15, 30, 45 minutes, or 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 hours) either with one press, or by entering a specific period.

You can now merely leave it at that, and the meter is ticking (so to speak), or:

Add a photo
It's all well and good remembering that you parked your nondescript grey vehicle between the pink Porsche and the red Ferrari... the building in the background won't move.

Add a note
This is straight text entered from the keyboard

View Map
This enables you to set the GPS position of your vehicle.

There are various settings that can be customised, such as when to sound an alarm, the tone used.

It's probably worth thinking how much this App can potentially save you and at $1, it will pay for itself.

I guess that if you only use public transport, you don't need it... and then there's the rest of us.

If you don't allow the App access to your current location when first using it, you will not be (directly) warned again. You can however go to settings and rectify the situation.

he App needs to access your location services if you wish to make full use of it.

ACIDS Test Rating:

If you're a traffic warden, don't recommend this App!

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Parking Meter here and support for the App here.


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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.03 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - iOS 8 Compatible


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