Not Ready for Release 2/5
By CA Buckeye
I was going to title this review "Dumpster Fire" but I realized that that's probably an overstatement based on my frustrating first-use experience today.
I support the approach of releasing a new product and quickly following it up with fixes but his product simply isn't ready from a Dev perspective (and it hasn't been entirely thought-out). My workflow, with the last version of this app, was to start by selecting one of my "Favorites". In this newest version, I couldn't even find "Favorites". Even worse, the closest pin on the map wasn't the correct zone, and the app crashed as soon as I was able to start parking.
The UI is headed in the right direction, but the app needs a few more iterations to be considered stable and useful.
Apple Pay support 4/5
Add Apple Pay support please! Adding payment options is probably the biggest area of friction remaining in the app.
0 Stars 1/5
This app did not work for me before the update and does not work for me after the update. There appears to be a glitch that does not let me extend my parking time, because it can't find valid payment information, even though my card information is correct. It is so frustrating trying to use this app. Location is New Jersey.
Perfect!!! Why negative reviews? 5/5
February 2017 update!!!
The new update makes the app even better. Now the app has your location on a map and the parking zone number of your location so you don't have to look for a zone sticker which apparently meter maids enjoy peeling from meters. Supporting a city with parking meters and parking tickets puts an outrageously unfair and ugly burden on the poor of that city. However the ease and safety of this app for Oakland puts Berkeley to shame.
I use it almost everyday in Oakland, Ca. Why?
1). You always have your phone.
2). Once it is set up, it is faster than coins, and much much faster than a credit card. Easy to set up. EASY.
3). Pay from the ease and safety of your vehicle—no schlepping down the street to find the meter and back to your car with the tag. No digging through your wallet in a dicey neighborhood
4). If you underestimate your time, you can add time without taking a step from where ever you are.
5). Early on, I got a ticket from meter maid who apparently wasn't used to the system. I called Parkmobile, and they emailed me a document which I emailed to Oakland Parking Services—they cancelled the ticket. This happened once, a year ago.
A few notes: it might be a good idea to download and setup the app before you park. Also, the physical meter on the street does not change or show in any way that you have paid—but the meter maid CAN see that you've paid.
This app is the best protection I know from the racket that parking and parking tickets have become.
Saver from corrupted DC park enforcement men & women 4/5
I used to use quarters to park my car on the streets of Washington DC. Before the meters time expired, these lazy and corrupted park enforcement people ticketed me! To dispute the tickets, I took pictures & send them to DMV; but as one expect the bureaucracy of the city, it's been almost a year since I heard from them!
Avoid all this by using this app.
Had to download this app to park in downtown Athens, Ohio.tried using it at 2 different parking spots, took the money out of my account but did not start the parking meter. As the title says, worthless!
Notification icon 2/5
The notification icon won't go away. I open the app, and there's nothing. I reinstalled. Same.
Miracle on 34th Street! 5/5
This app has performed life changing miracles for me! Paying for parking has never been this simple before! Kudos on the latest update, I'm amazed by the new options available! It's like you read my mind before I even knew what I needed! Beautifully done!
One star only less if possible 1/5
This new app's UI is poorly designed. I can't easily or readily find the info I need to park quickly. Once parked it's extremely hard to set up to repay for my next parking event. I'm not talking about extending my parking, allowing me to start a new session once the maximum time of 4 hours had expired. Also after my session has ended the icon doesn't return to its not in use status. In plain English this app is crap. If I had an alternative I would use it.
App crashes every time I press park... Deleted, but it reinstalled from the cloud.. Same thing... Garbage
App is crashing on iOS 9 1/5
Please fix - App is crashing on iOS 9
Best parking solution, super quick and simple. Cheers!
Highly recommend 5/5
I love this app. It makes parking in my city SO easy. Just enter in your zone number and done. So easy! Also alerts you to extend the session or when your time is up! I tell all my friends about it.
Why the Update? 1/5
I'm trying to understand why, during the update, the quality pretty much went in reverse. More basic isn't always better. It doesn't show the time that the parking session ends now, and that was an extremely helpful feature. Also, aesthetically it doesn't look good anymore.
I've been trying to pay for 20 minutes 1/5
App crashes every time I select the parking garage I'm at. I have no way of paying for this spot. Website doesn't work. App crashes. Phone number on the sign just tells me to download the app or go to the website. Well done.
Pretty good 4/5
I like the app. However, I've gotten numerous parking tickets because the lot is a 3 hour lot and I am generally at work for 8 hours. It will not let me extend my time. If I'm assisting a customer or on a business call, I can't always get to my personal cell phone or outside to the meter to add time. I would prefer to do that as I start noticing my time running out to prevent getting more tickets. Also, my notifications have been coming 5-10 minutes late recently. Not sure if more are experiencing this or if it's a problem on my end.
Very good improvement 5/5
Definitely worth the update, good job.
Works great in Miami 4/5
Such a blessing to have this app here in Miami. I wish I had it in NYC.
It did have one glitch but it fixed itself on the next try. It didn't work in Fort Lauderdale for some reason.
Works great 5/5
I use it all the time because I never have enough change .
Love the new app! 5/5
It looks great and as always it's easy to park without the coins.
Parkmobile rocks! 5/5
I love this app, it makes my life so much easier living and working in a driving city... 5-Stars all the way!!!
Great app 5/5
Convenient and easy to use. Never had a problem.
This is the easiest way to pay for parking. I hated standing in line every day or specifically Sunday's when I went to get brunch at a popular spot. I'd be in line for over 15 minutes.
Very easy to use 5/5
Great app for meter parking in downtown Sacramento
Love it 5/5
Awesome design! 5/5
Great job on the new design...this app is slick, clean and modern. I really like it.
Makes parking fun 5/5
Cost will be calculated at the end?? 1/5
You people are on crack... parking in my neighborhood is $4/hour. I'm not going anywhere else and park hoping for the best.
This is now a useless app.
Awesome! Just make sure maps up to date 4/5
By Jess dc
Almost perfect. Every once in a while can't find the number from the map.
This is one of my top five apps.
Saves time! Very convenient!!!
This app makes paying for parking so convenient and easier. Instead of waiting in a line to pay at a machine, now I just pay before I even get out the car or while walking. No lines!
Money back feedback 4/5
I wish that you could end sessions and get money back if there is still more than an hour left on your time
This is Great!! 5/5
This app makes parking easy and convenient in my area. No more digging for change or worried about expiring meters. All the info I need is right on my phone.
Great app 5/5
Like any other financial app, plan on filling out some info. Kind of foolish that people wouldn't get that.
Smooth and easy 5/5
By JT in Indy
I love this app! It makes the parking process so easy. I've used in other cities and love that the interface is the same.
Love this app 5/5
Quick and easy. Type in code. Select hours to park. Select payment. Select reminder time. Works great!!
Nice app!!Parking changed forever. 5/5
Easy to use once setup. So far, the parking is now a breeze. Yet to reach customer service. Although worried about one of those days where you rush out and forget your parking space number. Hoping there is a way to resolve before being ticketed in big amounts.
Super easy to use 5/5
This app couldnot have been easier to set up and use. Thumbsup!! Thanks!!
Quick & Easy 5/5
Easy to use amd saves a lot of time from running back and forth feeding the meter. Just wish every town, city used this feature.
Good app easy pay 4/5
Takes a little to set up be of password and cc info but it's helpful
I love this app
Thumbs up 4/5
By Heart n bow
Best Real World App 5/5
Great use of technology to eliminate parking payment a and running in the rain to extend your parking meter. Nice job!
Best parking app 5/5
I wish more cities and counties would adopt Parkmobile, it's the easiest to use and most convenient parking app I've seen!
So simple 5/5
There was a line of people waiting to use the machine, so I used the app to skip the line and stay on time to my appointment. I actually felt a little guilty.
Wish I just used the meter 1/5
I tried this app when I saw $6 daily parking advertised on a sign for a parking lot. First of all... not the best UI, but I'm an engineer at a startup so I understand.
Unfortunately the only option for daily parking on this app was 24 hours which costs $20. I was in such a rush, I just paid the $20 to get to my meeting on time. When I returned I called the number for the lot to ask about their sign and they said the option is on the meter. I checked, and sure enough it was the ONLY option on the meter... an option that would have saved me $14. I could have parked at that same lot 2 more times and STILL it would be less expensive than using this app. I tried contacting ParkMobile support and have received no response.
After initial setup, a time saver 4/5
Creating your account, adding a credit card, and using it the first time has a learning curve. after that, it's been fine for me parking at Metra stations in the Chicago area.
Thumbs Up! 5/5
This thing works like a champ... a VERY handy app to have! 👍🏻
Parking with a rental made simple 5/5
Great app, I added a rental vehicle and each week I just update the license plate number!
Great app! Makes my life so much easier. 5/5
I love this app. At my location it's never difficult to access or use it and almost all meters have the app posted. It allows me to add time from my phone and not only alerts me when I'm about to run out of time, but doesn't let me over pay if it's close to when the meters turn off. Some meters will still take your money even if it's not metered time and this app will alert you when parking is free. So convenient!