Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Robotic Car Parade

I think I've found my next regular hangout (Milkboy Coffee). It's about a 10 minute walk from my new apartment, and feels like Victoria's Midnight Cafe (a place I liked in Columbus) bred with a Crazy Mocha. The food is decent, they have a reasonably broad menu, the decor is offbeat, and there are plenty of seating arrangements. They regularly hold shows here, which could be good or bad.

Although my renting a car is a rarity, I think it might be nice to have an Android specific app to mind all aspects of parking and keeping parking meters fed. This entails:

  • Letting people note that a place is a reasonable place to park
  • If they park there, use position info to memorise their current position, allowing them to enter more info (in case they park in a multi-floor parking garage)
  • Letting them enter how much time is left on the meter. Do something reasonable with warning them a few times when the time to pay more or leave draws near.
  • Optionally log and summarise one's parking
Maybe others have already done this kind of thing, but if not I think it might make a good first sophisticated Android app.

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