FLOWBIRD’s WHOOSH! Parking App Launches in Massachusetts
Smartphone App Now Used for Metered Parking Payment in Salisbury and Tisbury
Flowbird’s Whoosh! parking app has officially launched in two Massachusetts towns – the Town of Salisbury and the Town of Tisbury, making remote parking payment a convenient option for residences and visitors.
The Whoosh! mobile phone payment solution provides ultimate convenience to motorists. App users, otherwise referred to as, ‘Whooshers,’ can pay for parking with their iPhone, Androids, and even through the Whoosh! website. Users receive a text reminder when their parking is about to expire and may add more time if needed, all without having to walk to their vehicle.
Located on Martha’s Vineyard, The Town of Tisbury launched Whoosh! this summer along with a Flowbird Strada Pay Station. The Whoosh! App serves as an added convenience to the Town’s Park & Ride Lot, a paid parking solution for commuters and travelers to park for up to 60 days. The app allows motorists to extend their time remotely if needed.
Whoosh! went live in the Town of Salisbury after an upgrade to the beach town’s old coin-operated meters. In early 2018, six of Flowbird’s Strada Pay Stations were installed with Pay-by-Plate technology, making it possible to integrate the convenience of the Whoosh! mobile app payment.
Following its launch in Massachusetts, Whoosh! is now available in 20 states in the US, and has been launched in 11 countries around the globe.
Flowbird worked in conjunction with its local Massachusetts-based distribution partner, Wescor Parking Controls, on the launch of Whoosh! in both towns.
Jim Thorpe, PA Launches Whoosh! Payment App on NEW Flowbird Kiosks
The Borough of Jim Thorpe is excited to announce that on Monday June 18, 2018, 7 new Solar-powered StradaPAL pay stations will be installed and ready to use on Broadway, Hazard Square and Susquehanna Street. Patrons can pay with coin, cash, credit card of through the “Whoosh” mobile phone application.
According to police Chief Joe Schatz, all necessary training has been completed and everything is in place to begin using Flowbird’s Parkeon StradaPAL solar-powered kiosks, which will replace the borough’s 77 old coin-operated meters.
Butts Ticket Company, a Flowbird Group partner, installed seven StradaPAL machines throughout Broadway, Hazard Square and Susquehanna Street in late April, however, they have been covered up as the borough makes the transition.
“On Monday, there will be ambassadors here in town to help individuals get acclimated to the kiosks and, in particular, explain how the mobile app, Whoosh, that accompanies the machines, works,” Schatz said.
Whoosh! is a mobile parking payment solution app development by Flowbird. The app allows the user to pay for parking directly through their mobile device, including time expiration reminders and remote parking extension.
After motorists park, they can follow signs to the kiosk stations and pay with cash, quarters, credit card or the app. Once the machine dispenses a ticket, the motorist can place it on their dash and be on their way.
“The nice thing is in addition to being able to use credit and debit cards, customers can add time from the Whoosh mobile phone application if they are out on the go,” Schatz said. “They no longer have to run back to the meter to feed it.”
According to Mayor Mike Sofranko, the older meter mechanisms will be sold or auctioned off.
Throughout next week, Jim Thorpe Public Works employees will be removing the old parking meters as well as erecting new parking signs.
For more information on the Whoosh app, or how to download it, visit https://www.whooshstore.com.
ATI and Parkeon Roll Out Whoosh! Parking App For City of Kingston, NY
Moorestown, NJ – June 15, 2017 – Wynantskill, NY based Access Technology Integration (ATI) and Parkeon, a global supplier of smart city solutions for the parking and transit industries, have announced that they have rolled out the Whoosh! mobile parking payment app for the City of Kingston, NY. Whoosh! will provide a huge convenience to motorists as it allows them to pay for their parking with their smart phones, tablets, and computers instead of having to search for change for the parking meters.
The Whoosh! app is available at all on-street parking meter locations throughout downtown Kingston covering approximately 400 parking spaces. Motorists can download the Whoosh! app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit www.whooshstore.com. Once registered, users can make parking payments, receive time expiration notifications, and extend their parking stay all from their mobile devices. Time extension can also be made on the Apple Watch.
ATI and Parkeon worked with the City’s citation management vendor, Complus Data Innovations (CDI), to integrate Whoosh! payments into CDI’s citation issuance system. Enforcement officers will know in real-time if a motorist has made their payment via Whoosh! just by checking for the license plate number on their handhelds.
Whoosh! ambassadors have been be onsite in Kingston this week in bright pink T-shirts informing parkers and merchants about the new app.
The Whoosh! app is available in more than 30 parking locations around the US. This includes many towns and villages in New York State in addition to Kingston, such as the City of Niagara Falls, the City of Syracuse, Villages of Cold Spring, East Rockaway, Lawrence, Lynbrook, and Valley Stream, and at Binghamton University. Whoosh! is also available in 4 countries in Europe covering more than 100 parking locations.
More information on Access Technology Integration and Parkeon can be found at www.ati-accesstech.com and at www.parkeon.us. For more information on Whoosh!, please visit www.whooshstore.com.
About Access Technology Integration
Access Technology Integration, Inc. (ATI) is the leading provider of parking solutions in Upstate New York. ATI has over 12 years of experience providing Parking Revenue Systems and Parking Access Controls to its customers. ATI’s clients include the cities of Cooperstown, Poughkeepsie, Schenectady, and Glens Falls, NYS Parks, NYS DOT, CDTA, Amtrak, Albany County International Airport, Binghamton University, SUNY Cortland, SUNY at Albany, RPI, Albany Medical Center, and St. Peter’s Health Partners.
For more information visit www.ati-accesstech.com.
ATI Press Contact:
461 Main Street
Wynantskill, NY 12198
Parkeon is a key player in the sector of urban mobility. By providing a single offer encompassing parking management solutions and ticketing solutions for public transport, Parkeon is now present in 55 countries and is accelerating its growth in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and North Africa. Parkeon’s capacity for continuous innovation is demonstrated every day. Systems and equipment provided by Parkeon facilitate management and mobility in more than 4,000 cities. Parkeon employs over 1,000 employees worldwide and achieved revenues of over $250 million in 2016.
For more information visit www.parkeon.com.
Parkeon To Launch Apple Watch Integration with Whoosh! At 2016 PIPTA Conference
Moorestown, NJ, July 5, 2016 – Parkeon, a leading provider of smart city solutions, has announced that it will launch a new feature for its Whoosh! mobile parking payment application at the 2016 Pacific Intermountain Parking Transportation Association (PIPTA) Conference & Expo. The Whoosh! app gives parkers the user-friendly capability to be able to pay for parking from their mobile devices and extend time from anywhere. Parkeon has recently added the exciting new ability to use the Whoosh! app on the Apple Watch and will have this feature on display for the first time at this year’s PIPTA Conference.
“This launch demonstrates that Parkeon is continuously developing its services to make parking easier,” says Sean Renn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Parkeon, Inc. “The Whoosh! app in itself is very user friendly, and the added functionality of interfacing with the Apple Watch will make the parking experience even more enjoyable.”
Parkeon is a Platinum Sponsor at the 2016 PIPTA Conference and will be exhibiting at booth #19. As part of the launch of the Apple Watch integration with the Whoosh! app, Parkeon will be giving away a new Apple Watch to one lucky visitor to the booth.
The PIPTA Conference, which will take place from July 13-15 at the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Denver, Colorado, will feature educational sessions, vendor exhibits and round table discussions. It is expected to be attended by hundreds of parking and transportation industry professionals.
For more information on Parkeon, please visit www.parkeon.us. For more information on the Whoosh! app, please visit www.whooshstore.com.
Parkeon is a key player in the sector of urban mobility. By providing a single offer encompassing parking management solutions and ticketing solutions for public transport, Parkeon is now present in 55 countries and is accelerating its growth in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Latin America and North Africa. Parkeon’s capacity for continuous innovation is demonstrated every day. Systems and equipment provided by Parkeon facilitate management and mobility in more than 3,500 cities. Parkeon employs over 1,000 employees worldwide and achieved revenues of over $240 million in 2015.
For more information visit www.parkeon.us
Parkeon Press Contact:
40 Twosome Dr, Suite 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 234-8000 ext. 395