It’s not that I don’t have a car. That’s how I got to the mall. It’s finding the car that’s all too often the problem (like that’s not happened to you). I solved my lost car syndrome with Honk.
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On more than one occasion I’ve dragged three bags and three little girls from one side of the parking garage to the other looking for the family minivan (the one with the growling, hungry dog).
On other occasions I’ve used the panic button on the car key remote to give me an idea of which direction to go to find my car.
Honestly, it’s as if someone else has a copy of my car keys, follows me around, waits until I park, then moves my car to the other side of the parking lot.
If you’ve ever experienced anything like the above, then Honk is one of the best uses of 99-cents you’ll get.
Honk is an iPhone app that, well, doesn’t honk, but it helps you find where you parked your car in a crowded parking garage or lot.
First, use it as a parking meter timer.
Simply select the amount of time for the alarm to go off, set the loudness and repeat, and then click Map View.
Honk marks your location and stores it in the iPhone. Use the iPhone camera to take a shot of a nearby landmark.
Honk is smart enough to know the GPS location and displays a minute-by-minute update of the time you have on the meter.
This is no one trick pony app. 99-cents also gets you a one-tap selection of nearby parking garages, gasoline stations, ATMs, even restaurants.
Honk actually honks when meter time is expiring. Honk’s notepad gives you a quick way to scribble down, with a finger if you choose, your car’s location in the parking lot. The onscreen breadcrumb trail gets you started in the right direction.
The built-in map can also get you back to your car from any nearby location without having to flag down mall security or constantly press the panic button in the hopes you’ll hear the car’s alarm and know which way to go (like that’s not happened to you).
There’s just not much to complain about with Honk. It works. It’s cheap. It’s easy.