Application idea

Jesse Koontz jesselks at
Fri Jul 17 05:31:04 CEST 2009


Great idea!

Unfortunately, I'm also a little too busy to develop this right now.

Could you let me know if you hear of something?


Seth Rothenberg wrote:
> Last week, my town put up new signs for alternate side
> of the street parking rules (officially it say tow-away zone )-:
>  This is aka alternate-side taxation without
> representation .
> Separate from the political fight,
> I thought of an opportunity for a technical
> solution to this problem.
> I could build a table of legal parking spaces,
> and set my FreeRunner to tell me when I park,
> that this space is only legal until 8:30 am....
> There is a web site that has logic like this
> for  NYC.   You point at a street, and it shows
> green for the spots that are legal the longest.
> In practical terms, it would be an integration....
> when my home network is detected, it will
> know to look at gps figures to check the
> parking regulation table.
> Then, in theory, it could Text-to Voice.
> "Seth, just keep in mind, this is only legal
> until 8:30 am."
> Other possibilities...
> If the phone remembers where I parked....
> have an alarm at 8:22 say "Move the car!".
> More sophisticated might be for each car
> to have a FreeRunner, so the vehicle itself
> can notify.
> (I'd be willing to beta test or even help with
> design review, but I don't have time this
> year to do this project :-)
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