ParkMobile has announced today the official launch of the new and improved ParkBoston app. In partnership with the City of Boston’s Transportation Department, the upgraded ParkBoston app replaces the previous version, which will no longer work as of today.
All current ParkBoston users will need to immediately update their app to the new version to continue making mobile parking payments in the city. Updating the app is a quick and easy process that takes less than one minute.
The new ParkBoston app allows people to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device in over 7,000 spots across the city, as well as any location in North America where ParkMobile is accepted. Additionally, people who already have the ParkMobile app can now use that app to pay for parking in Boston, providing more options for residents and visitors.
The new ParkBoston app offers new advanced features to improve the user experience, including a map view to locate nearby spaces, the “Find My Car” feature that navigates a user back to their parked vehicle, mobile alerts when a parking session is about to expire, and new payment options like Apple Pay and Google Pay.
“Together with ParkMobile, we are thrilled to officially launch the new and improved ParkBoston app, making it even easier for our residents and visitors to pay for parking all over the city,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets for the City of Boston.
“With an enhanced design and innovative new features, the updated ParkBoston app creates a more seamless parking experience for those who choose to drive.”
To pay for parking using the new ParkBoston app, users will create an account, enter the zone number posted on the stickers and signs around the parking spot, choose the duration of time they wish to park, and touch the “start parking” button. Users can easily extend the time of their parking session in the app, so they don’t have to run back to feed the meter.
“After months in development in close collaboration with the City of Boston, we are excited to introduce the new ParkBoston app,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile.
“This launch expands our presence in the New England region, giving our large base of 38 million users more locations where they can use our apps to quickly and easily make a mobile parking payment. We are excited to continue to grow our presence in Massachusetts with several new cities launching very soon.”