The Parking Auction App Lets You Sell Your Spot to the Highest Bidder

 - Aug 15, 2011
References: parkingauction & fastcompany
The days of trying to fit a square peg (gigantic car or truck) into a round hole (compact parking space) may soon be over thanks to the Parking Auction app. The app, which is not technically an app but instead a mobile browser-based service, makes parking spots easier to obtain by connecting those who are about to vacate their spots with those who need spots.

Each spot comes with a description of the car currently parked in it, a price and the seller's contact information. Prospective buyers can contact the seller to finalize the sale and receive the location of the spot. The Parking Auction app does not let users deal in real money; instead, it offers credits, which can be purchased on Parking Auction's website. This makes the app safer to use, as sellers are only out credits if a deal falls through.