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FREE APPLICATION HELPS DRIVERS FIND PARKING IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST VISITED BEACH DESTINATIONS
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ParkMe and the City of Miami Beach have announced the collaborative launch of a new app that will help drivers find, secure, and pay for available parking. Miami Beach is located in a densely populated area, where parking is of major concern. The new application is free to download and available immediately on iOS and Android.
Features of the app in include real-time parking availability, direct routing to parking garage entry points, a parking rate calculator helping drivers find the cheapest option, and a timer that alerts the driver when it's time to move their vehicle. Additionally, the application integrates with Parkmobile, which allows drivers to pay for parking directly through mobile devices at participating locations.
"Customer service is a priority for us as we pursue new efficiencies and technologies," said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. "We've integrated the new pay-by-phone service with our real-time parking locator app for convenient one-stop parking. This much-anticipated service will benefit both our residents and visitors."
ParkMe COO Alex Israel emphasizes the importance of smart parking in a city like Miami Beach.
"We've seen a direct correlation between traffic and parking, and Miami Beach's popularity and inherent density make it ripe for embracing new solutions to manage the flow," says Israel. "We're excited to work with this world class city to help give their drivers a better parking experience."
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ParkMe is the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. Consumers can access ParkMe via GPS and in-car navigation systems, ParkMe.com, online widgets, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android apps. Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel, ParkMe's mission is to make parking easier, faster and cheaper. The company collects and aggregates data about both on-street and off-street parking and has built the world's most comprehensive parking database. This includes more than 30,000 worldwide locations in more than 1,800 cities, 40 countries and seven continents. ParkMe can be found on the Web at ParkMe.com, on Twitter @ParkMe and on Facebook facebook.com/ParkMe ParkMe is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Fontinalis Partners, IDG Ventures and Angeleno Group. Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas. IDG Ventures is a global network of venture capital funds with approximately $5 billion under management and a portfolio of over 220 companies built over the last 15 years. Founded in 2001, Angeleno Group is a leading growth equity firm dedicated to investing in next generation energy and natural resources companies globally.
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