Traffic jams are time consuming and frustrating. In NYC more than half of the jams result from a lack of parking spots. A great solution to this is presented by Roadify.
Roadify is a free web service that helps NYC residents find parking space. The spots are updated by the site’s own members. In exchange for sharing spots members are rewarded points known on the site as “Street Carma”. Members can join one of many groups on the site and use their earned points to get various offers such as a free coffee, a pizza slice, a gift voucher, or anything else the group offers.
In addition to sharing parking spots, members can share actual bus timings as well. This can help people stay updated on bus delays and see if they will be able to make it to their destination in time via a bus. Street Carma points are rewarded to bus time sharers as well. You can view the top spot and time sharing members and teams through a ranking system on the website.
An SMS based system is adopted to provide the information to users. First you will need to register your phone number with the site; then you can use the phone to send a message in a specific format and obtain information regarding nearby parking spots and actual bus timings. The SMS system helps all cellphone owners make use of the service, not just smartphone owners.
- A user friendly web service.
- Lets people find and share available parking places in nyc.
- Lets people find and share actual bus timings.
- You earn points for sharing parking spots and bus timings.
- Earned points can get you free products and services from the groups on the website.
- Valid for NYC only.
- Similar tools: ParkWhiz, OpenSpot, CarParkingPlace, Tixsux, BestParking, PrimoSpot and AboutAirportParking.
Check out Roadify @ www.roadify.com