My app is to help find Blue Badge Parking locations around the UK. I did find a very kind person called Dan Gibson who has a web site with over 7300 locations worldwide, the vast majority here in UK. It has a few unique features to help all users who are sighted and a couple for those with poor vision. Since its release I have had a request to improve Voice Over functionality as I didn’t design the app for people like me as I can’t drive anymore but it was pointed out they also like to help their partners find parking spaces. I should point out that Dan’s database is ‘crowd funded’ which means it relies on members of the public to add or edit locations to help other disable users, so the locations are constantly growing and I personally have added over 200 places locally and when we are away. This ‘Blue Badge Parking’ app has features to show you the nearest known parking location just by shaking the phone in Map tab view, if you then touch the flag that appears, you have options to open Apple Maps or paste location into your preferred SatNav app. Next is a List tab that shows everything within your set search range with the nearest at the top. This list includes the distance from your current location as a ‘line of sight’ in miles or kms for each parking space. In Notify tab if you shake the device (you may have deduced what my favorite feature is) you have options to either Add a new location where you are or maybe more usefully “Marking” your location. This drops a pin, which includes the date and time and added to List & Map tabs. So when you want to find the way back to your vehicle you can touch the pin and navigate back to your car, hopefully before the allotted parking time expires. This app does have a detailed Help tab with text and a Setting tab that let’s you customize sounds, search range, zoom feature and more.
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