Parking zone layer
You know the difficulties of finding a parking spot around your destination. Especially when you want to find the cheapest and not too restricted spot around your location.
I think it would be a great idea if there is a layer where you can draw parking zones. In each zone you can add a schedule wherein you can add parking time restrictions, vehicle restrictions, period when parking is free, cost per set time interval and maximum cost (for each day) and times when you're not allowed to park at all.
With that information the waze app could be made able to figure out the best parking place for you for your set period of time you want to park.
Mark car parks on streets and alleys.
Make parking space available for users on the street so that they can specify in detail what places the car park is and it can be expanded later so that it can be found out in which alley or street there is an empty parking space so that it can be parked. It is a feature that any plan that has can be very useful in terms of time and fuel consumption.
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Victor Rica Taboada commented
I agree. I also think that when selecting a destination, it should be able to give you information about whether it is allowed or not to park, or whether it is measured parking.
I suggest you add a new feature to parking. Use GPS for mapping all avalable parking (not only parking lot) , and ( I guess) by a simple algorithm determine whether a parking place is either free or occupied.
This is a fantastic idea. Many cities have parking restrictions in a GIS layer already - perhaps they could share that info with Waze so a driver/parker could see the parking restrictions near their destination. Hey Waze - if you're reading this hit me up. I know a guy in the public sector who would help!
Gustavo Ciacco commented
An app that claims to help drivers in everyday life MUST help them to park. Now, since Waze knows where a user parks when is going somewhere I think that it should aggregate all this information to suggest spots where users headed to similar places usually park their car.
Specifically Waze, instead of guiding drivers to their destination in center where there is no parking at all, should suggest minor roads where they can find a parking spot with an alert that like "Hey, you should park as soon as you can, because it is difficult to find a spot if you go further. Users usually find park in this road" and evidence on the map secondary roads that tend to have empty parkings spots.
And obviously this information should be time sensitive: if it midnight and the town is empty the app might suggest to park within 10 meters from the destination, if it is a rush hour the alert would appear 500-800 meters before the destination.
Finally, your maps should know if there is a free parking or a parking-meter at the sides of the roads, so you should also improve your database.
NOTE: Currently, if you draw a parking lot OVER an existing landmark, it makes the landmark un-selectable.
Example: Create a parking lot (which usually contains the building, landmark, mall, etc. inside). Now subtract the building shape from the parking lot shape to delineate the different types (landmark and parking lot). Especially useful for malls, and businesses that have lots that wrap around to make awkward shapes.
And you can with intents.
If your device platform does not yet support intents (a feature not the name of an app)
The next best choice is waze API
A mature API will also have additional intents exposure or allow third party app to provide intents via APIs
Those allow you to use existing potential YOURSELF to get what you want without creating gui bloat or distracting developers. You do NOT need to be a programmer to wield intents or APIs
Everyone has at least one time forgot where the car has been parked !
So if there is a button to save the parking location on arrival, we could avoid that