Parking apps have cropped up at campuses large and small across the US in recent years, offering students and campus visitors more flexibility and convenience when it comes time to top up their meters. The same holds true north of the border in Canada where parking app, HonkMobile, has established itself as the clear frontrunner in the region with some 20 university and college campuses across the country now on board.
College students are undoubtedly reliant upon their mobile devices, and are now using smartphones for an increasing number of purchases. In fact, HonkMobile has reported that its year-to-date transactional dollar volume at higher ed campuses is up 30% this year from 2016 and the fall semester has only just begun.
As with other parking solutions, the cloud-based app allows students and staff to search and pay for a parking space, as well as top up the parking meter all from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Drivers also receive a notification 15-minute before their parking expires at which point the app offers the ability to buy additional time remotely.
The company also says it routinely integrates with campus cards as a method of payment within the app to allow students to seamlessly access and pay for parking. The app is accepted at over 800 locations and 150,000 parking spaces across Canada and the United States, and from a single account, drivers can pay for parking anywhere HonkMobile is accepted across North America.
HonkMobile is now available at the following institutions across Canada:
- University of Windsor
- Algonquin College
- Conestoga College
- Wilfrid Laurier
- University of British Columbia
- University of British Columbia Okanagan
- Sheridan College
- Conrad Grebel
- Mohawk College
- University of Lethbridge
- Lethbridge College
- John Abbott College
- Keyano College
- University of Alberta
- St. Lawrence College