In a sprawling country like India, citizens face many everyday problems. From long queues at almost every public facility, to parking woes to over packed and congested public transportation to even as mundane as buying a ticket at a railway station, the average man spends plenty of valuable time in the day overcoming these simple problems. In this sense, crowd sourced information apps are becoming key where the continuous updation of information , real time is helping solve these very everyday issues. Here are 4 apps that are giving relief to citizens-even if its in small bursts!
India’s first online smart parking app,Pparke aims to solve your parking woes. It knows the availability of spots in advance and allows you to book them. As the curation is real time, you can also book spaces on the go. Currently functioning only in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, it shows the distance, price information, waiting time or queue ,with added Google Maps driving directions! Available on both iOS and Android, the app will make your impossible parking possible! Added features include cashless transactions and last mile connectivity of parking.
Save the environment, reduce your carbon footprint and even ride stress free- in someone else’s car! CoYatri is carpool/inter city ride sharing platform that connects car owners and passengers who are willing to share rides, when traveling between cities. Car owners who can accommodate more than 2 people will save 80% in fuel costs and also meet new friends every time! All users are verified by email, phone, vehicle details and govt approved identity card so that you may choose whom to travel with. Although there are many cities listed on the site for rides, CoYatri is only an enabler, the seats available depend on the rides that users put up to various cities. Download the Android app here.
Worried that your family won’t know about your whereabouts? Worried that you can’t constantly keep in touch? Place SMS solves that with its very simple location based app. Just “place” an SMS on a selected location on the map, add the recipent’s number and write the message down. The minute you enter or leave the place, according to the options set, the message will be instantly sent. Place SMS helps in travel coordination without the hassle of typing messages while driving in rush hour to risk one’s own safety. Download the android app here.