How To: Forgot Where You Parked? Locate Your Lost Car Using These Free Mobile Apps

Forgot Where You Parked? Locate Your Lost Car Using These Free Mobile Apps

Forgot Where You Parked? Locate Your Lost Car Using These Free Mobile Apps

Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, but there are definitely a few flaws that only small kids could overlook. The lines are extravagantly long, everything is overpriced, and there are tons of grumpy people and crazy children running around as if they just found out there's a two-for-one special on ponies.

Oh, and I almost forgot...

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Parking can be a hassle not only at Disneyland, but at live events and theme parks around the world. First it starts with a steep price. Then you find yourself in a bloody battle with other drivers to see who can get the best parking spot. Finally, you find a parking spot, enjoy the event, and come back and...

Damn it. You forgot where you parked.

It happens to the best of us. Heck, it happens to the best of us several times a month. Unless you have a pink Lamborghini or an incredibly great memory, it might probably be difficult to find your car, especially in unmarked parking lots.

7-C? N-Blue? Nope. You parked next to a white Toyota and a black Honda...near that bush. Great.

Well, here's a little help for all of you that have lost a car before.

Park Me Right: Car Locator for Android

A new Android app called Park Me Right: Car Locator has come to the aid of all those lost souls in search of their cars. Park Me Right not only helps you save your car's location with a simple click, but also helps you find parking spots in general.

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Once you've saved the location of the car, there are two ways to find your car. The first is to use the map, which pinpoints where the car is parked. The second option is through the use of augmented reality, which allows you to look at the real world through your camera, showing the built-in features of the application.

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The application also allows you to share the location of the car with friends and family, in case you need to meet. They can then use maps or augmented reality to search for your car, and ultimately you.

Watch the video below to see the app in action.

iOS Apps for Finding Your Parked Car

Apple also carries several car locator apps, but most of them cost money. The two applications I would recommend for the iPhone are Find Your Car with AR: Augmented Car Finder and iReturn.

Find Your Car with AR also uses augmented reality to find your car, but isn't as great or sleek looking as Park Me Right for Android.

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iReturn works by using the built-in Apple Map. Like Park Me Right, it also helps you share your location with friends and family.

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But do you even need an additional app to help you find your car?

Those with iPhones can just open up Apple Maps, click the little arrow in the bottom left-hand corner to pinpoint your exact location, then click on the little blue circle. Then click on the blue/white arrow to see more options and save your car's location as a bookmark. It's as easy as that. Then just get directions back to it when you need to find your car.

I'm sure you can figure out how to do this with your Google Maps app in Android, too.

3 Comments

That video states "Sexy girl lost her Lancer Evo IX...".

More like, "Sexy girl doesn't know how to park her car right".

Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

I usually just use the Maps app bookmark method, and usually only when I'm parking on side streets and have a long walk to where I'm going. Parking lots don't challenge me much. Now... if they could have an app tell me what level I'm on in a parking garage, I would want that!

I am using http://mapimoapp.com/Mapimoapp to locate my parked car (vehicle). Using this mapimoapp mobile application we can locate our family and friends and we can share our location with them. It is a brilliant application which i found.

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