Please help me find my car: a brilliant app idea!

Warm spring weather finally arrived to the Bay Area this week. Oreo and I wanted to make sure we soaked up the sun before it goes away again next week, so we did a little bit of roaming in the city. Doesn’t he look super happy?

Our walk was lovely up until the end, when I realized I had somewhat lost track of where we went, and thus technically, lost the car. With my handy-dandy smartphone, I back-tracked our steps to where we started and eventually found it. Just in time too! Our 3-hour parking was almost up and you know how quick those SF meter maids can be…

This got me thinking: the best app you could make for a smartphone (besides gps navigation and photo sharing, that is) would let me pinpoint exactly where I left my car and help me get back in time before I get a ticket.

Too many times, I’ve parked my car on the street or in a garage and went about my business, only to forget which gate I entered or how long my car has been there. In the past, I’ve walked across campus to the parking garage only to remember once I get there that I parked on the other side of campus at another garage.

Maybe this is only a problem for forgetful people like me, but if there was an app for this, my smartphone would be totally be worth it. I would even reserve a spot on the home screen just for it!

If someone makes this app after this post, they owe me some money for the idea!