Category Archives: iPhone

The new ParkYa 1.1 update

Ladies and Gentleman we are very happy to announce that the new iOS update of ParkYa has arrived!

What’s new with ParkYa? Lots! ParkYa 1.1 features a brand new sliding menu feature which makes navigation easier than ever. There is now a dedicated section for Favourites, History, Profile & About Information. The layout of the Car Park section has also been improved and now includes more parking information than ever before!

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We hope you enjoy this new update and as always we welcome your feedback so if you have any suggestions feel free to get in touch.

To download the latest version of the app simply click on the App Store link below…

Happy Parking!

The ParkYa Team.

ParkYa Beta Program

We have been hard at work here at ParkYa HQ recently, developing a new version of our app. ParkYa 1.1 is due to hit the app store very soon, but in the meantime we would love to offer you the opportunity to take it for a test drive.. How do you get your hands on the app before everyone else?? I’m glad you asked! Its easy, all we ask is that you sign up below as one of our Beta testers. Once signed up we will send you a download link and away you go.. simple!

Please select which OS you use:


What is a Beta tester?.. Well to ensure ParkYa can provide the best parking solutions to its customers we rely on our community of users to provide us with their thoughts and feedback. So therefor before we release the latest version of our platform we test it with our users to ensure that your parking experience is at the highest standard.
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So what’s new with ParkYa… Well ParkYa 1.1 includes a number of improvements including:

  • Sliding Menu
  • Dedicated Sections for: Favourites, History Profile & About information.
  • Improved Layout of the Car Park section
  • Additional Parking Information
  • General Improvements & BUG Fixes

We hope you enjoy ParkYa 1.1. & be sure to let us know your thoughts, good or bad we can take it.. promise! Happy Parking!

San Francisco ban MonkeyParking

San Francisco has banned the use of the controversial parking application MonkeyParking. The MonkeyParking application enabled users to auction off public parking spaces that they are currently occupying for cash, once a buyer and fee is received the user then waits for them to arriver before exiting the spot.

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The Rome based company saw an opportunity in San Francisco, due to the city’s huge parking issues and believed it to be the perfect place for an application like MonkeyParking. Unfortunately the authorities didn’t see it the same way and have actually stated that the use of the application is illegal given that it is illegal to auction of any public land or space in San Francisco.

A number of actions have been taken to stop the use of the application these include fines which will be issued to anyone caught using the application. The makers of the application have also been issued a cease and desist order and a request has been made to Apple to remove the application from the App store due to breach of local law.

MonkeyParking has insisted that they are providing a service to the public and that they should not be banned and have even suggested undergoing regulation. Two similar apps Sweetch and ParkModo have also been warned that they will also received similar cease and desist letters. However a city spokesperson has stated that applications which allow user to rent out private parking spots such as CARMAnation will not be effected by the ban.

As controversy continues to grow around applications such as Lyft and Uber, (remember the taxi protests in London last week) the outcome of this situation could have a interesting effect on the future use of all sharing based applications…

 

Parkex 2014

ParkYa are very excited to be heading off to the Parkex 2014 exhibition in London tomorrow. Parkex is Europe’s largest dedicated parking exhibition, it will run from the 10th to the 11th of June and we will be there!parkex-2014

The exhibition showcases the best on offer in the world parking, including access control, payment solutions, parking management and the latest software. ParkYa are delighted to be involved and look forward to sharing our application with everyone.

Don’t know about ParkYa, well let us tell you. ParkYa is a mobile parking application for iOS and Android. The ParkYa application allows users to find parking, pay directly through their smartphone and set useful reminders which allow users to top up quickly and easily.

ParkYa also works with parking operators. With the ParkYa application parking operators can reach a greater number of drivers providing them with an opportunity to showcase their parking locations and availability. By using ParkYa and our enforcement application operators can avoid unnecessary application development costs and with tiered pricing there is a package suitable for all size parking operators. We also offers a white label solution which can provide companies with their own branded application.

For more on ParkYa check out the website or drop us a tweet!

Volvo’s Sneak Peek at Apple CarPlay

Volvo are the first company to offer a sneak peek at what we can all expect from Apple’s new infotainment and communication system CarPlay. interface-icons-apps-iphone-ipad-5-apple-car-play-volvo-touch-screen-infotainment-system-music.jpg&maxW=630

Volvo are one of a number of companies joining forces with the tech giants to implement the new iOS CarPlay technology. The technology will feature most of the same exact features available on the iPhone and iPad, including Siri and Apple Maps navigation.

Apple CarPlay will be controlled via a touchscreen display on the dashboard, but will also include a wheel mounted button for safety purposes, which will allow the user to speak to the system and send commands via the iOS voice recognition software. This will allow users to answer the phone and send & receive text messages all through the voice command. Apple CarPlay will also feature external applications such as Spotify, as well as the familiar Apple ones.

The first car to have Apple CarPlay will be the 2015 Volvo XC90, which will debut later this year. Other Volvo models that are due for redesign over the next few years are also expected to have Apple CarPlay. If Volvo is not your style, don’t worry CarPlay is expected to available in a number of different car manufactures including Honda and Mercedes-Benz in the not to distant future.

See CarPlay in action below..

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