It’s Global Sharing Week! The good folk at Liftshare have put together this infographic featuring some of the UK’s movers and shakers in honour of the occasion, and you can keep up to date with the latest #GlobalSharingWeek news and events via The People Who Share.
Rejoice. Holiday season is nearly here!
Factor 50? Check. Passport? Check. Comedy sunglasses? CHECK. Airport parking… check?
Airport parking has earned itself a bad name over the years, thanks to the fact that it sometimes cost more than the flights themselves. Or even (shudder) the whole holiday. We caught up with Jane C, a keen traveller and JustPark driver who discovered the secret to beating the system on a recent trip to Malaga.
The new season is now well underway and weekend afternoons are back to their footy-filled best. In anticipation of more glorious games in the coming weeks, here’s our pick of the best free apps for football fans that no tech-savvy matchgoer should be without. They’re all available on iPhone and Android. Back of the net.
Parking that’s a pain in the unmentionables? Not on our watch.
Or indeed on the Apple Watch, now that you can use JustPark from the comfort of your own wrist.
A few months ago we released a new and improved JustPark iPhone app to make life easier for drivers. A walk in the park, even, with thousands of bookable spaces at their fingertips.
But that’s only one half of the story.
We’ve been working hard since then to make life easier for our space owners too, and we’re psyched to announce that our latest app update, V 2.1, has been turbo-charged for this very purpose. Without further ado: here’s the lowdown on the JustPark app’s additional features that will benefit any space owner who already has a space listed with us.
It’s always a pleasure to connect with our ever-growing community of parking legends. This week our Sam Mellor caught up with London Welsh rugby player Pete Browne, who has a trio of reasons to love JustPark: he’s a space owner, driver AND an investor. We quizzed him on why JustPark is great for rugby fans as well as players, and what he spends the earnings from his parking space on.
He also tells us what parking and rugby have in common. Read on for the ultimate epiphany.
“The sharing economy is changing the rules of business. Why pay a lot to own a hedge trimmer you use twice a year? Why not pay a little to borrow someone else’s? Why leave your driveway empty all day while you’re at work? Why not charge someone to share it while you’re not using it? And, if your business is selling hedge trimmers or parking – or anything else people can share – what do you do about it?”
– Alex Stephany, ‘The Business of Sharing’, March 2015
15:08, Monday 16th March, 2015: The ticker nudged round to £3,700,000. One month ahead of schedule, and with the help of nearly 3,000 brilliant new investors, we hit the roof of our record-breaking crowdfunding round. A ginormous THANK YOU to everyone for believing that together, we can change parking for the better. It’s going to be a busy year!
Think churches were left behind by the digital revolution? Think again! Peer-to-peer parking involves more than just private driveways and commercial enterprises. An empty car park is the holy grail, and entrepreneurial churches up and down the country are jumping on the opportunity to turn their empty spaces into a source of income by renting them out online.
There’s more to parking than tyres and tarmac. We love meeting the people powering the JustPark platform, and this week we had a chat with Ian Woolcott – a space owner in Bristol and mechanic by trade – to find out who he is, how he JustParks, and why he’s generally awesome.
Fun fact: a “knight in shining armour” to many a motorist, Ian once won an award for swimming through a lake to rescue a stranded Land Rover when a fishing trip went horribly wrong. Safe to say he’ll always have a special plaice in our hearts.