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Creators: Camilla & Ashley
Middle School Students from I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning
Type of Project:
  • Engineering,
  • Other
Themes of Project:
  • Community Advocacy,
  • Public Safety
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About this Project:

Introducing #1ParkingPro, your ultimate solution to the parking struggle and car safety worries! We understand the stress of endless circling for parking spots and the anxiety of leaving your car unattended. That's why we've crafted an app that streamlines parking and ensures your peace of mind in any situation.

Creating this app wasn't a walk in the park. We faced challenges and tough decisions along the way. From brainstorming the concept to aligning it with community needs, we poured our hearts into every step. With tight deadlines and a multitude of ideas, the journey was daunting. But through perseverance and innovation, we transformed our initial vision into a comprehensive solution.

Our app isn't just about finding parking—it's about revolutionizing your entire parking experience. Through a network of cameras strategically placed in every block, we provide real-time updates on available parking spaces. No more aimless driving or wasted time. Plus, our app doubles as your car's guardian angel, alerting you to any emergencies like car damage or theft, ensuring your vehicle's safety around the clock.

Join us in shaping a stress-free parking future. Download #1ParkingPro today and reclaim your time and peace of mind on the road.

Project Media


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More About this Project

Slide 1: Welcome to Seamless Parking Access!
Ready to revolutionize your parking experience? Get started by logging in with your favorite accounts like Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, or Apple. It's quick, it's easy, and it's your ticket to stress-free parking!

Slide 2: Secure Your Access
We take your security seriously. Create a username and password that are as unique as you are. If it's too predictable, we'll nudge you to switch it up. Your access, your control.

Slide 3: Tailored for You
Tell us a bit about yourself and your ride. Your first name, last name, zip code, and car model help us find the perfect spot for you. Add your phone number and email for emergencies or updates.

Slide 6: Navigate with Ease
Once logged in, punch in your location. Our app syncs seamlessly with Google Maps, ensuring you find your way to hassle-free parking in no time.

Slide 7: Spot the Perfect Spot
Explore available parking options with our intuitive interface. Green means go—these spots are ready for you. Red? Already taken. Purple spots are limited, while blue means paid parking. Tap to view street-level details and live camera feeds to secure your spot.

Slide 8: Emergency Ready
We've got your back. Your provided contact details ensure immediate notification in case of any mishaps. See what's happening with your car through live camera footage and take action swiftly.

Slide 9: Stay on Top of Your Parking
No more parking tickets or tows catching you off guard. Our app sends timely reminders for moving your car, saving you from fines and headaches.

Slide 10: Manage Tickets with Ease
Handle parking tickets effortlessly. View, dispute, or pay fines right from the app. Choose convenience—pay online through a secure portal, hassle-free.

Slide 11: Accessible Parking, Always
Say goodbye to circling endlessly. Our app distinguishes between handicap and private parking, opening up more accessible options for you. Parking made easy, for everyone.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems at University of the Potomac — Emoti-Con Judge
Great work. I hope to see a finished version of this one day.

👏 Library Technical Assistant III at New York Public Library — Emoti-Con Judge
Parking has and feels like it will always be a big problem. This is definitely a great solution and I hope to see it implemented someday! Great job!

👏 Principal at The General Partnership — Emoti-Con Judge
You've done a great job telling a story here and coming up with an app that I think many people would be interested in! I'm impressed that your pitch starts with signing up and registering - we call this "onboarding" in both mobile app and web products; it's that critical first engagement with your product for a user. I loved your example mock-up of what a camera sees, which looked like realistic output from a computer vision toolkit such as OpenCV. One challenge I see is that the product needs a large network of cameras to work successfully, and (from your materials) I'm not sure how you get that. This could also open you up to big questions about personal privacy, something I believe is a hot topic in NYC. Great job on fleshing out a fun and useful idea!

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