Schoolboy’s app helps find your car

iol news pic electric car jan 26 AP The iParkedHere software allows smartphone users to key in the location of their car in the street or in a car park so they don't have to memorise in which tower, on which level and in which zone the car is parked.

Sydney - An Australian schoolboy is thinking of skipping university and going straight into business after the runaway success of an iPhone application he developed to help people remember where they parked their cars.

“I'm not 100-percent sure what I want to do after school but probably something to do with what I am doing now,” Brandon Cowan told The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.

The iParkedHere software allows smartphone users to key in the location of their car in the street or in a car park so they don't have to memorise in which tower, on which level and in which zone the car is parked.

“At the moment we're keeping the money in the company but I'll probably be saving it for a house when I'm older,” Cowan was quoted as saying.

The parking out of the way, he is now working on an application that would generate shopping lists.Sapa-dpa


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Simon, wrote

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02:57pm on 6 April 2011
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Your so smart Matrix, now if only you could make some money with all that smarts..!

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Anthony, wrote

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02:55pm on 6 April 2011
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This idea is not new. Adroid app store has Carr which in basis is exactly the same thing. Using GPS coordinates you lock on your location and when you need to find your car again the app points the way. Not sure why this is a big thing in Aus only now? It's been available for about a year.

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Matrix, wrote

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01:42pm on 6 April 2011
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This would be a great tool for muggers or car thieves in a busy shopping mall.

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