Parking Panda recently announced they have released an app for Android smartphones on Google Play. The Baltimore based parking service has long had an app available for Apple iOS devices but Android smartphone users were left out. Fortunately for us that is not the case anymore.
Some of you might be thinking, “What is Parking Panda?” I first wrote about the innovative parking service back in October of 2011. (Man… that feels like a long time ago.) Essentially the idea is that you have a parking space you want to rentout and earn some extra cash on, you can go onto the website or app and it allows you to list your parking spot easily. Additionally if you need parking you can go use Parking Panda to find a space near a Convention Center or ballpark when parking gets crowded.
The parking service is currently in over 20+ cities across the country. The latest cities Parking Panda added includes Houston and Dallas. In addition they have partnerships with many garages as well as private parking space owners. Parking Panda recently became the official parking sponsor of the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
This is a smart since this allows parking garage operators to better anticipate and sell their spaces in advance. This saves people time looking for a space and probably makes the garage more money I assume. (Although originally the idea behind Parking Panda was that the service would be for individuals.)
I was one of the first people to download the Parking Panda Android app it seems to work pretty well. I might use Parking Panda when I need to find a parking spot in Philadelphia for Affiliate Summit soon. I haven't decided whether to drive or take the train into Philly. The train will be more relaxing but parking will be easy with the Parking Panda Android app. 🙂
Parking Panda not only has added cities but I've noticed the site is faster and more intuitive since it launched 2 years ago. Hopefully Nick Miller and Adam Zilberbaum, the co-founders, will continue to make additional improvements to Parking Panda and make parking less of a pain for everyone.