We were walking through the city while coming to Dragon Hacks and found it really inefficient to see parking meters and parking kiosks all over the city.
What it does
We built a RESTful API which the city officials can push all of the city's parking spots to. We also built an iOS app which people can use when traveling to cities to find open parking spots closest to them. They can then claim a spot they park in and also pay for it after they leave the spot, all from their phone. Police officers can also built their own client app which links to our API to track parking violations. We also have API endpoints set to fetch analytics data such as the most busy/open streets and times.
How we built it
The RESTful API was built in python-flask with a my-sql backend. The iOS app was built in Swift.
Challenges we ran into
iOS design and collaboration. Populating fake data.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Building the complete and extensive RESTful API. The simplicity of the iOS app.
What we learned
What's next for Pay Park
Getting funding to build out a scalable infrastructure and selling the API to cities to adapt!