I came up with the idea of Parking Buddy whilst working on the main apps at Rentalcars. The majority of people who hire cars are based at airports, who aren't usually familiar with their new surrounding (think holiday makers). I wanted to come up with a feature that would allow the person hiring the car to park the car and feel confident that they could later find it again. Parking Buddy is what I came up with
The first step is find a suitable place to park the hire car. There are already plenty of sat nav options out there, so finding a parking space wasn't the objective of Parking Buddy.
Once the user has found their parking space and has safely parked up they can use the app to pin point their current location on a map. The app will remember the location for later.
After a hard day of getting lost and losing your hire car Parking Buddy calculates the quickest route back to the location from earlier on and navigates the user back to their car.