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Top iPhone Parking Meter Apps

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 3/30/2011

Keep track of the minutes left on a parking meter with an iPhone parking meter app. ParkingMeter, Meter Maid, and Honk are among the highest rated parking meter apps on the iTunes App Store. The Mobipark and Meter Mate app round out the list.

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    ParkingMeter

    ParkingMeter iPhone App Know exactly when the parking meter will run out of time with ParkingMeter. This iPhone parking meter app has several features including a countdown timer which keeps track of the time remaining on the parking meter. The app utilizes push notifications to alert you when the meter is about to run out. You can also record the location of the parking space, and the app has a camera feature which lets you take a picture of the area you parked. The ParkingMeter app is available at the iTunes App Store for $1.99.

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    Meter Maid

    Meter Maid iPhone App Stay on top of your parking situation with the Meter Maid app. It features a counter that displays the time remaining on the parking meter. An alert will notify you when the meter is about to run out, and you can set the warning time up to 30 minutes before the meter runs out. The app also has a GPS locator which saves the location of where you parked and displays it on a map. The Meter Maid app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

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    Honk

    Honk iPhone App Another highly rated parking meter app for iPhone is Honk. It features a touchscreen interface to set the parking meter time. Simply swipe your finger across the screen. This is a hassle-free way to navigate through the app. View up-to-the minute updates of the parking meter and find where your car is parked with the GPS feature. The app will honk when the parking meter is about to expire. There is a camera option which lets you take a picture of the parking spot. You can record a note as well. The Honk app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

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    Mobipark

    Mobipark iPhone App The Mobipark app is a multifaceted iPhone parking app that features a parking meter. You can record the time remaining on the parking meter, and the app will alert you when it's about to expire. With the automatic GPS tracking feature, you will know where the car is. You can record various parking information including parking level, color, number, and street. When you are ready to return to the car, the app provides walking directions from your current position. The Mobipark app is available at the iTunes App Store for $1.99.

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    Meter Mate

    Meter Mate iPhone App Avoid parking tickets with Meter Mate. This iPhone parking meter app displays the time remaining on your parking meter and alerts you when the meter is about to expire. The app also displays the location of your car on a map. The large count down display is definitely a plus for those that have difficulty seeing. It also is a relatively simple app to use compared to the others. The Meter Mate app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

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    The next time you park your car, use one of the apps mentioned above to keep track of the meter. Each one will alert you when it's time to run back to the meter and deposit more change to avoid unnecessary parking tickets. The Mobipark app is probably the best bet. Its numerous parking features in addition to the meter counter, including walking directions and GPS location, give it an edge over similar apps. For related apps, here are the top driving apps for iPhone.

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    References

    • iTunes App Store - http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/ios/id36?mt=8
    • Image Credit - Images courtesy of the respective app developer.