Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Automatic zone allocation using GPS

For a while I have been working on the use of GPS in Meter Maid. Currently the outlook is that a small area of Amsterdam can be used as a pilot to discover and resolve issues.

Already the issue of GPS inaccuracy and zone borders has been addressed by overlapping zones and having the user pick the zone in case of an overlap.

gpsparking

If this really works then one click paid parking is getting a step closer. I hope to obtain sponsorship from one of the parking service providers to be able to include all Dutch cities. I've had two meetings with one of them already, so let's hope it works out.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Meter Maid available in Android Market

Today I have made the first beta available in Android market. It's currently only available in The Netherlands, as that's where it's useful.

Expected updates in near future:
- GPS integration - automatic zone recognition
- support for more parking companies
- export / import function for bookmarks

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meter Maid news update

Some new information about Meter Maid can be found here:

http://www.dik.nl/i/g1-android-app-competitie/channel/videos/1390
http://www.t-mobile.nl/promo/g1/features.html

This is the demo of the application which was shot by T-Mobile:
video