The team from Sporting built a demo version in 24 hours that used the city of Kansas City's application programming interface, which included a list of public and garage parking spaces downtown. Where Da Spot is intended to provide users with a listing of available spaces, the ability to pay for those spaces using Dwolla, a reminder for when you'd need to feed the meter or move your car, and directions back to where you parked in case you've forgotten.
As for where the project stands now, Luke Babb told KCITP the following:
"We'd definitely like to see something like this move forward in KC & we have begun early conversations on how our app concept can be built out and implemented in the Kansas City metro area."
The group had a functioning prototype within 24 hours, so the idea is closer to reality than simple fancy. And based on the neuroses of would-be parkers in Kansas City, any help - app or otherwise - can't come soon enough.
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