Some of life’s biggest sources of frustration often seem trivial. Take, for instance, the process of finding a parking spot. When you can’t find one, few things can be more stressful. Fortunately, one company is using technology in an effort to eradicate parking nightmares. California-based Streetline has partnered with cities, universities, parking garages and transit agencies in the United States and internationally to build a large, smart parking network that helps those partners increase efficiency.
People who drive in the city know that even if you make it to the restaurant on time, it can take another two or three circles around the block to find a parking spot. Streetline, a maker of smart parking solutions, wants to make that process easier. The company has just announced a free version of its ParkerData API with access to basic data on parking lots and garages in your area.
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Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the ParkMe API. ParkMe utilizes heat mapping to help users find empty parking spots in busy cities. For cold/blue heat signatures mean less activity where as red/hot means more activity. Depending on the area, these colors could mean open or taken spots. The ParkMe API simply allows developers to integrate the ParkMe functionality with their applications.
Trying to find parking in a busy city can be unnecessarily time consuming and downright frustrating. Imagine you had someone sending you real-time notifications indicating available parkings in a given area; brilliant. ParkMe makes this a reality. The Santa Monica based service provides parking information to navigation companies and smartphones. ParkMe also provides the ParkMe API that enables developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
This week we had 50 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile application advertising and monetization service, a webrtc video and audio services, a shipment tracking and notification service, an indoor mapping and commerce platform, a mobile application backend service, an unofficial transformice leaderboard and an online store for custom device covers. We also covered an API that changes the way payment processing works. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
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How many times have you been stuck in traffic behind a car circling the block looking for parking? Have you ever been that car circling the block? Imagine how much time (and gas) could be saved if there was an easier way to find the perfect place to park. Santa Monica-based ParkingInMotion, a developer of parking information apps for mobile devices, is working on making the process simpler. ParkingInMotion’s mission is to improve the way drivers find, compare, and pay for parking. The ParkingInMotion APIs provide access to the basic data in the ParkingInMotion database, as well as the optional higher level Rate Calculator and ‘ParkMe’ recommender.