What Is ParkQX?
It is an app for those tired of never getting a free parking space. ParkQX helps drivers find, reserve, and pay for a parking spot both in advance and on the go with a few simple taps. At the same time, it lets parking spot owners turn their unused parking space into money. Both lenders and renters are going to enjoy the platform since this business solution is beneficial for both.
The goal of ParkQX is to make a parking routine easy, hassle-free, climate neutral, and convenient.
Our client strives to focus on simplicity keeping the needs of their users in mind. When a driver needs a parking spot in a big city, he or she needs it immediately. So, we have decided not to cause the users any extra troubles, and we decided to make their experience as convenient and as fast as possible.
Our work on this project is still in progress. The React Native version we have used is somewhat outdated, so there is a need to update packages. Also, the code is yet to be refactored.
This app has been created by one UI/UX designer, two professional JS developers, one skillful project manager, and one quality assurance specialist from KeenEthics.
We have decided to use Scrum because there was no clear vision of the final product from the very beginning. Also, the project objectives were frequently updated, and the customer was willing to cooperate continuously.
What Makes ParkQX Special?
Sign-up and login procedures, account verification and activation, “Remember me” and “Forgot password” are simple but perfect. There is also nothing special about the payment system, but it does fully serve its purpose.
What is unusual about the app, however, is that it lets its users find, reserve, pay, and get guided to the nearest parking spot. While looking for a place to park their car, a user may enter the location manually or by dropping a pin on the map, select date, time, and duration of parking, choose vehicle type, check parking fee, and view pictures. Navigating to a parking spot is easy since the app provides a user with an interactive real-time map. Reservation blocks the parking spot for other users so that one may be sure that the place will not be taken upon their arrival. Shortly before the reservation ends, the user receives an expiry notification, and once they confirm that they are leaving, payment is withdrawn from their credit card. Favorite parking places can be saved and easily accessed in the future.
Meanwhile, a lender may offer their parking space for rent by selecting a spot on the map, assigning the spot a number, uploading pictures, setting payment rate, adding a check-in and check-out schedule. A user can easily switch roles between renter and lender. All users are granted full access to their parking data history.