Finding a parking space is a major problem in Urban India. Driving through the metro and hoping for a parking slot is a nightmare. “The fear of not being able to find a parking lot in central Bangalore was a big limitation that hampered the quality of life,” says Arjun Jairaj, the CEO and Balram Jairaj, the COO of MappMakersTech who are the brain behind the Plonk app. “We could no longer find a parking space anywhere close to where we wanted to go. And that was frustrating”, the duo exclaimed.Together with John Seemon the CTO of Plonk, the brothers worked on developing a solution to Bangalore’s parking woes.
Their idea was to make use of the 'unorthodox' real estate spaces like individual houses, empty plots, churches and apartments apart from the usual parking lots and malls, as temporary pay & park facilities and help the public save time, spent in searching for parking spaces. Plonk, is the realisation of this idea, providing a visual indicator of the available parking spaces near you.Scroll For More
When these ingenious minds approached Focaloid with the dream of redesigning the existing real estate in the city, we took up the challenge and kicked off the Plonk app development process. Our team worked with the Plonk team and took 3200 man-hours from design inception to the final product. PLONK allows owners and tenants with urban parking spaces to list their space for paid use, whenever they are free. The app gives users freedom from your desperate hunt for parking space, with just a click. The collaboration with the Plonk crew was the key to successfully building the Plonk app. Plonk gives the real-time update on what slots are being taken and what’s available.
The app is available in both Android and iOS platforms.A user can look up a dynamic map in the Plonk app and book an available parking space at the destination. The app then directs the user to the spot and at the entrance of the parking lot, they can scan the QR code with their smartphone and conveniently park at the reserved space. Plonk has an integrated Paytm wallet to facilitate cashless transactions.
"When launched, the app service was available in Bengaluru alone, which after receiving mass appreciation was expanded to Hyderabad and Mumbai Within two weeks of its launch, the startup could make available 1000 parking spots in Bengaluru.The app has close to 400 users on android and around 300 on iOS."
Focaloid is a digital solutions company that focuses on developing reliable, innovative and economical technology solutions. Broadly our services include Enterprise, Mobile, Web, Cloud Solutions. Our goal is to help businesses grow, transform and achieve their business objectives. We specialise in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Wearable Technologies.CONTACT US