Parkbytext™, Ireland’s leading mobile parking operator, has officially launched a brand new mobile phone application that is set to make parking simpler across Ireland’s streets and car parks.
Using the App, registered users can top up their account; create monthly and weekly parking permits; search nearby and favourite car parks and view their parking history. After launching the App in beta mode last April, 4,570 Apple users and 2,410 Android users have downloaded the app, equating to 23% of all parkbytext™ registered users.
Compared to the same period last year, 27% more people used parkbytext™ to pay for their parking in the first six months of 2013, reflecting the growth in popularity of smart phones. Furthermore, this growth highlights the growing popularity and demand for mobile parking.
Welcoming the app, Managing Director Jason Ballard said: “parkbytext™ strives to ‘positively change driver behaviours’, making it easier to pay for parking. We already accept payments online, via text messaging and through interactive voice response technology, so an App was the obvious next step in our offering to consumers.”
parkbytext™ operates over 200 car parks in Ireland and the UK, including Irish Rail’s nationwide car parks and college campus sites, including Limerick Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology.
As an international business, parkbytext™ has become an Enterprise Ireland HPSU client. In addition, the company was selected as a National Champion in the 2013/2014 European Business Awards. It is the first Irish finalist from the parking sector in the history of the awards to be given this accolade.
parkbytext™ is Ireland’s leading mobile parking operator which provides convenient, cashless and cost effective parking by text, IVR, phone, app and web.
parkbytext™ facilitates drivers to pay for parking in over 200 car parks in Ireland and the UK. parkbytext™ has been awarded a 5 year contract with Irish Rail to include all Irish Rail stations and it is also widely available in college campus sites including LIT.
As a high growth International business, in 2012, parkbytext™ became an Enterprise Ireland HPSU client. In addition, on 17th July, the company was selected as a National Champion in the 2013/2014 European Business Awards. It is the first Irish finalist in the history of the awards to be given this accolade from the parking industry.
As part of the company expansion, parkbytext™ is currently conducting a feasibility study with Enterprise Ireland, with plans to open an office in the USA in 2014.