Google Open Spot Brings Crowdsourcing to Find Open Parking Spots

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Google will enlist the help of good-hearted individuals to find, geotag, and report open parking spots on Android handsets with a new app release called Open Spot. Open Spot, a beta app as typical with new Google apps and services, will color code user-reported parking spots in approximately a 1-mile radius of your geolocation; a red parking spot means that spots are recently marked, orange for spots marked within 5 minutes, and yellow is reserved for spots marked 10 minutes ago so you can hedge your bets on where to park in crowded cities.

So far, Google hasn’t offered any incentives for users to be benevolent and mark open parking spots with Open Spot, other than good karma. Android users can download Open Spot from Android Market on their handsets.

(via: Android and Me)

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