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โ€œParking Superheroโ€

An App/Software Project
By Jesisaura, Ryan, Said, and Manuel
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ IS 206
Parking Superhero

About this Project:

We realized how many people in our community struggle to find parking. In addition, our teachers have told us their stories about how hard it is to find parking in the morning. We have worked very hard to help the community and serve our people. We are driven to find a solution for the parking issue our community encounters. We created Parking Superhero to help people find parking in our community through sharing their parking spots. Our app will conserve the environment by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.


Parking Superhero App will generate income by having sponsors, charging our subscribers a minimal fee. In addition, allowing advertisers to use our platform to gain publicity of their products and services will help us finance our app. Wireframing took us a long time. However, we were able to get it done effectively. After seeking feedback from teachers, community members, drivers, industry mentors, students, and all stakeholders including local businesses, we made many modifications based on the feedback they gave us.


Our app has a unique feature where you can offer your current parking spot to someone who asks for a parking spot. If you have a home garage you can offer that as well. Incentives will be offered to drivers who offer parking spots. Our Parking Superhero App has a list of parking garages in case there is no available parking spot to share because we want our subscribers to find all the services they need on our app.

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More About this Project

This app has been designed and created to help solve one of the most urgent issues in our community: parking. Our teachers told us many stories about how they used to get up so early in the morning at around 4:00 AM to be at school at 6:00 AM to be able to find parking.


Our app is unique because it allows the opportunity to share one's parking spot as well as one's home garage when it is not needed. Not only does it allow subscribers to share their parking spots but it also provides a list of all the nearby garages in case a person cannot find a parking spot. When a person is on our app, he or she does not need to go anywhere else since our app provides all the needed services in one place.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Eric Lewis ๐Ÿ‘ Engineer Of Things at Power Home Remodeling — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a great idea for an app. What sets it apart is the ability to "Air BnB" your parking spot and the ability to put your spot "up for grabs". I frequently park in NY and this would be a life saver!

Shveta Sachdeva ๐Ÿ‘ Senior quality assurance engineer at RedHat — Emoti-Con Judge
Wonderful idea . We totally need an app like this . Best feature of the app is to be able to rent a parking and it can also earn by advertisements.Very innovative idea by the team. Keep inventing .

Andy Saldaรฑa ๐Ÿ‘ Co-Founder & COO at QueerTech — Emoti-Con Judge
Great app design and idea. I really enjoyed the community-focused aspect of this app. Your pitch was fantastic and not only have you thought through the design and functionality of the app, but you've also given significant thought to the business aspect. I think you should lean into the community idea with "neighbors helping neighbors" even more because that really felt like the biggest differentiating factor for an app like this. Fantastic work!

Olivia Ing ๐Ÿ‘ Founder, CEO at Playspaces — Emoti-Con Judge
Your team is addressing an everyday pain point with a viable solution - great work! The thoughtfulness into completing the user loop from a supply and demand ecosystem is really innovative. Love the idea of maintaining the app with advertising, and could be a wonderful way to boost the community and local businesses. Considering that it is a location-based product, there is an opportunity to explore a map view to display all the open locations in proximity to where the user's home or current location is. All in all, a really well-rounded effort. Keep it up!

Doug Rohde ๐Ÿ‘ Software Engineering Manager at Google — Emoti-Con Judge
You clearly have thought deeply about this app, the problem it's solving, and the features it will have. It's great that you got feedback from prospective users and used that to improve on your initial design.

One of the things that we have to do when we build innovative technology is to think through whether that technology could have unintended consequences. If your app is successful, it might encourage more people to drive, which would be worse for the environment. But maybe you could counter that by having the app make recommendations about alternative forms of transport. For example, if you tell it you want to drive to a place where the parking will be congested, perhaps it could route you to public transport as an alternative.

Your idea for making money by allowing people to sell parking spots would work well for private spots, like garages and driveways. But if you allow people to sell the public parking spot that they are occupying, then that might create an incentive for people to game the system to make money by taking spots in congested areas, selling them, and then grabbing another spot.

So, think about how you could detect and counter this kind of abuse. Perhaps you could limit the number of times a user could sell a spot per day.

Your app idea raises lots of challenging design questions, and that's exactly what we expect to happen when we set out to make creative, innovative technology.

Feedback from the Community:

๐Ÿ‘ a Community Member from Bronx, NY
It is wonderful to see an app that can help community members find parking especially since parking is becoming a major concern.
๐Ÿ‘ a Community Member
It is so great to see an app that's worth of use from a community member or any driver. Love the idea of this and hope it goes far
๐Ÿ‘ a Teacher from Bronx, NY
It is such a fantastic idea for young middle schoolers to adopt and develop. The App is great and it will benefit every driver not only in our community but nationwide or even globally since it is unique in nature and different from all existing applications.
๐Ÿ‘ a Teacher from Long Island, NY
This is a fantastic idea! An app like this would really solve all of my morning parking problems and help keep the peace. Keep up the good work!!!
Yddalis ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student
I like this app because people can park knowing where the parking spot is.
๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from I
This project is cool and useful I canโ€™t wait to see more๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Yddalis ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from New York Bronx.
Also what I like about this app is that teachers donโ€™t have to wake so early just to find parking because they know thereโ€™s a free spot.
Nathaniel ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from Bronx
I love how you guys were able to make a app because it takes people years to make apps
Justin V. ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from 602
The project is really good it will really help people.
๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student
Itโ€™s very useful and innovative - jaleya
๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from Iโ€™m from New York, Bronx.
So nice wow! Great Website.
Arianna ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
I like this project I will give it a 4 because is very creative and it took time for them to finish because is a team work project very creative.
Kevin ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student
Hello I am so happy for this app now my parents know how to park๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Said ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from New York Bronx.
Hi Iโ€™m a big fan I love it!!
Angel ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from Iโ€™m from ny
How middle school kids work hard and get good grades
Arianna ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
I like this project because is helping people who has cars.
Jessica ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from New York City
Itโ€™s very creative! And I love the effort put in to it and very helpful for people to find what car they want and where to place their car.
Arianna ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
I like this project because they took there time doing this app for adults not having a bad day cause they be taking 1-2 hours finding a parking spot .
Keith ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student
Hello I would like to say that this app is awesome. Also I think this app will really impact the parking scene making it easier to parking and find parking. Parking would probably harder without this app.
Khiar ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
This is really helpful for people that need a place to park there cars
Yddalis ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from New York Bronx
I Like this app because of all the hard work they did.
Arianna ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
I like this project because it took time and experience
Yddalis ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from New York Bronx
I like the app because it they solved a problem that other people couldnโ€™t solved before this group of people were even born.
Khiar ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
How did you thought of doing something like this in the time that you had
Khiar ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
I think this app can get better by more people helping you and supporting you and this app can probably get thousands of dollars
Khiar ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
I think this app can get better by more people helping you and supporting you and this app can probably get thousands of dollars
Khiar ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
This app can change the ways people find a place to park there car this is a really useful app to use
Khiar ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from NYC
How much work do you thing this took to make this app
Jessica ๐Ÿ‘ a Middle School Student from New York City
I really love the creativity! And the effort on it. Itโ€™s very helpful for people to find what car they want near by. And where they are they want and where they want to put their car in and the apps is great and useful!

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