• Jul 14th 2008 at 9:59AM
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We've known for a while that the new iPhone 3G would have the magic of GPS, but we didn't fully realize how that power might benefit car owners. While we've seen a few semi-cool, car-centric applications available for the device -- from mpg calculators to maintenance reminders -- this program could prove the most useful for the forgetful among us.
After parking your car at a crowded shopping mall, users of G-Park tell their iPhone where their car is. When they wrap up their shopping, the application will provide directions back to the car.

PosiMotion says their application will even work on the first-generation iPhone, though without the accuracy of GPS.

There's no word on when the application will be available or what it will cost, but avoiding the shame of wandering parking lots for hours looking for a tan Camry is worth any price.

[Source: Gizmodo via Gizmag]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That’s one of the coolest thing I have ever seen. Maybe not to anyone, but I like it. And it’s helping you, when you go for a drink. Of course, after you will wake up, first thing in the morning you will ask yourself “where the hell am I and where is my car? This if you remember about iPhone. Just kidding. :)))
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anybody think about the fact that this is useless in parking garages where you're most likely to lose your car?
      • 7 Years Ago
      So basically this is the perfect app if you are Hansel or Gretel?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thier website says this:
      1. Park your car and hit the Park Me! button.

      2. Get lost.

      3. Hit the Where Did I Park? button. Brings up Google maps and creates turn-by-turn directions that will take you right back to your car!

      Turn by turn Google map to find your car in a parking lot? Wouldn't "Warmer, warmer, colder" work better? How far from the car do they think you will go? Maybe if you park at the airport and fly to the other side of the country a turn by turn google map to the car would be handy. :)

      It's a cool idea though if implemented well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats nice. I didnt know this. Cool and useful post.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree multilevel parking garages are where the real need is. This isn't much of a help in that case.

      Instead of pulling out my phone, turning it up, and running this app which doesn't auto-locate levels, it's easier to pick up a pen and write my location on my parking ticket. done.

      But have to give the guy credit for creating the app and asking only $0.99 for the novelty. Some people will want it and it'll sell. Good for him.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This app does take those factors into account, though... it's not just a google-maps tie-in. If you hit the "with details" button it takes you to a screen where you can quickly input your section (i.e., 'A 4') from a virtual scrolling wheel, and a field where you can type in "4th floor" or other notes if you need to.

        So, it does bring all these ideas together in a package. Pretty cool, actually.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just don't drive bland looks-like-every-other-car-in-the-parking-lot kind of cars.

      I also try to pay attention to where it is that I've parked.

      And I too, have an app that makes lightsaber noises (on my iPhone that is).
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think a GPS enabled (read accurate) speedometer and G-sensor would be cooler. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The one thing this thing (probably) can't help with is when you forget which level you parked on in one of those nightmarish slant-level parking decks. I doubt this app can do 3D locates as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      but what if you have uromysitisis? What will it do for you then?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats really cool!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Would it have been news had I said that my phone could do this when I got it last year? What about if i told you the one before it could to? No, because fuc-DBAGs-king and their iPhones think they're special. They aren't any better than my phone, in fact they do less than my phone and cost the same. Hmm, oh yeah, pull the interface card, or innovation card. I'll pull the, "You''re too stupid to use a device with more than one button" card.
      • 7 Years Ago
      application is already available, and its $0.99
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