G-Park for iPhone knows where your car is

If you’re in an unfamiliar city, remembering where you parked can be tricky, even moreso if you’re also driving an unfamiliar rental car. Last month in my video collection of Stupid iPhone Tricks I suggested that you use your iPhone’s camera to take a picture of where you parked so you could find it later.

Posimotion’s G-Park takes a more high-tech approach. When you park your car, launch G-Park and press the Park Me button. The iPhone 3G’s GPS takes over, pinpointing your current location. Later, when it’s time to return to the car, open G-Park again, press Where Did I Park? and the program will plot a route back.

Of course, there are some drawbacks. If you’re parked in a multi-level structure, it won’t be able to tell you which floor you’re on—and in fact, you probably won’t be able to get a GPS fix until you step outside. But that’s what the “with details” screen is for: it provides a Notes box and a series of input wheels let you put in more specific information about exactly where you’ve parked.

Will G-Park change our lives irrevocably? No, I don’t suppose so. But when I’ve parked in some random back street in some city I don’t really know, now I’ll be confident that I won’t be wandering the streets hoping to spot a car I recognize.

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