The Hunt For A Parking Spot Ends Here: ParkMe API

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.

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The ParkMe app uses heat maps to help users find available parkings in real-time. This shows users the most likely parking availability on a block by block basis. The service also includes a rate calculator, in-app route guidance and a timer. ParkMe's extensive parking database includes over 25 000 worldwide locations in more than 500 cities, 19 countries and three continents, making it a relevant and pretty helpful tool.

Developers will need an API key to access the ParkMe API, and they can request this by emailing parking@parkme.com. Public Documentation is not available.

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