Canadian app lets you rat out illegal parkers, get a cut
A new app from Canadian developers will let you report illegal parking jobs, and make a little bit of money off your diligence.
SpotSquad is the product of a team of Winnipeg app developers who created the app at a 55-hour start-up weekend event.
Here's how it works:
When you spot a vehicle parked illegally, fire up the app and let it locate the parking lot from where you are.
Then, select the type of infraction, a from double parking offence to a snow route offence.
Next, input the offending vehicle's licence plate and/or take a picture of the brutal parking job.
The operators of the parking lot – or the municipal authorities – receive your parking tip and then send an enforcement officer to issue a ticket.
What's in it for you? A certain percentage of the ticket, as a reward for reporting the bad parking.
The iPhone app still isn't in the App Store, but one of the co-founders told Canada AM that the response has been overwhelming.
Would you report bad parking to get a cash reward?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets