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WheresMyCar: Find Your Car


WheresMyCar is a car locator with a difference: It automatically detects when you get out of your car and asks whether you'd like to save your parking location.

Then when you open WheresMyCar, it zooms in to show you your current location & parking location on a map.

It uses the sensors in your phone to detect your movements and only turns on the GPS when it's sure that you're parking, so it's very battery friendly. The app can also detect when you disconnect your car bluetooth, or when you take your phone out of a car dock - you can control all of this via the settings in the app!

A notification will appear when WheresMyCar detects that you're parking; you can save the parking location direct from the notification or select the notification and add a note to your parking location like 'Bay 137, Red level 4'!

You can also select the 'Park Here?' link in the top right hand corner of the screen above the map to store your location manually.

Where available, you can access the Google Street View of your parking location directly from the main map.

You can also fly through your previous parking locations using the Parking History feature.

WheresMyCar keeps a list of locations where you'll never be prompted to park - you can save your home or work address here so you don't get unwanted notifications.







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Explanation of Permissions:

Test access to protected storage and Modify or delete USB storage:
Both are consequences of opting to use the external rather than internal storage where possible, putting temporary files (in this case map images) on the SD card if it's available, rather than wasting internal storage space.

Read google service configuration:
Required for Google Play Services & Google Maps, which provide some of the location and maps features.

Bluetooth:
Required so that WheresMyCar can detect when a bluetooth headset is disconnected, as an additional means of detecting when you park.

Run at startup:
Used to start WheresMyCar in the background so that parking detection works after you restart your device.

Vibration:
WheresMyCar uses your default notification settings, including vibration, when it provides you with a notification. This permission is required so that the app can send the notification with vibration.

Retrieve running apps:
This is used for crash reporting if you choose to opt in to usage reports.

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Thanks go to the developers of the LIBSVM library, which is used in this software:
http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm/

Recent changes:
v1.30:
- Dramatically improved motion sensing algorithm
- Bugfixes

v1.21:
- Parking History screen

v1.14:
- Improved location fix logic for more precise locations more often
- Switch between satellite and map modes!

v1.13:
- New settings screen allows configuration of auto park modes (Motion/Bluetooth/Car Mode)
- 'Park Here' button gets best effort location rather than telling user to wait
- Ability to adjust park location in Park Here screen by long press on marker
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Free
73
3.7
User ratings
115
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
1
File size
2043 kb
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About WheresMyCar: Find Your Car
WheresMyCar is a car locator with a difference: It automatically detects when you get out of your car and asks whether you'd like to save your parking location.

Then when you open WheresMyCar, it zooms in to show you your current location & parking location on a map.

It uses the sensors in your phone to detect your movements and only turns on the GPS when it's sure that you're parking, so it's very battery friendly. The app can also detect when you disconnect your car bluetooth, or when you take your phone out of a car dock - you can control all of this via the settings in the app!

A notification will appear when WheresMyCar detects that you're parking; you can save the parking location direct from the notification or select the notification and add a note to your parking location like 'Bay 137, Red level 4'!

You can also select the 'Park Here?' link in the top right hand corner of the screen above the map to store your location manually.

Where available, you can access the Google Street View of your parking location directly from the main map.

You can also fly through your previous parking locations using the Parking History feature.

WheresMyCar keeps a list of locations where you'll never be prompted to park - you can save your home or work address here so you don't get unwanted notifications.







-----------------------------------------------------------
Explanation of Permissions:

Test access to protected storage and Modify or delete USB storage:
Both are consequences of opting to use the external rather than internal storage where possible, putting temporary files (in this case map images) on the SD card if it's available, rather than wasting internal storage space.

Read google service configuration:
Required for Google Play Services & Google Maps, which provide some of the location and maps features.

Bluetooth:
Required so that WheresMyCar can detect when a bluetooth headset is disconnected, as an additional means of detecting when you park.

Run at startup:
Used to start WheresMyCar in the background so that parking detection works after you restart your device.

Vibration:
WheresMyCar uses your default notification settings, including vibration, when it provides you with a notification. This permission is required so that the app can send the notification with vibration.

Retrieve running apps:
This is used for crash reporting if you choose to opt in to usage reports.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Thanks go to the developers of the LIBSVM library, which is used in this software:
http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm/

Recent changes:
v1.30:
- Dramatically improved motion sensing algorithm
- Bugfixes

v1.21:
- Parking History screen

v1.14:
- Improved location fix logic for more precise locations more often
- Switch between satellite and map modes!

v1.13:
- New settings screen allows configuration of auto park modes (Motion/Bluetooth/Car Mode)
- 'Park Here' button gets best effort location rather than telling user to wait
- Ability to adjust park location in Park Here screen by long press on marker
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A Google User
Jul 17, 2014
Red light. I'm constantly getting notifications about parking when I'm simply waiting at a red light. I wish there were settings where you could adjust the "time parked" before sending out a notification. There's so many false notifications that I haven't used the actual app.
A Google User
Jun 18, 2014
Good but need more Why I can't save the repeating places with my notes very time I wrote a note about my park it's gone try to do that future
A Google User
Mar 16, 2014
Google Excelente
A Google User
Mar 15, 2014
Good yet... Its got to have a delete parking history function
A Google User
Mar 1, 2014
Had my doubts but... I was really surprised how accurate this actually is. Well done.