In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, there are many new terms and practices that have become the norm in an attempt to fight the virus. Phrases like “quarantine”, “contactless”, and “bubble” are now part of our everyday language.
People and organisations around the world are looking for ways to increase physical distance with each other and reduce contact with shared surfaces to slow the spread of COVID-19. Businesses, cities, and households are making changes in this new world that we live in.
More technology has been a common response to the necessary changes required to operate safely within our new normal as a result of the pandemic. Parking and the way we interact with it has been no different.
Providers of parking at all sizes and scales are implementing COVID-19 friendly ways of interacting with their customers.
One easy and cost-effective way to for parking users to interact with your parking offering in a post-COVID-19 world is implementing a smart city parking mobile application, letting your customers pay for their parking without fumbling around coins, touching a machine, and meaning far less cleaning and maintenance for you and your parking team.
Your customers are valuable and any technology solution you choose should be able to be used easily by any and all of your parking users.
The first question people ask when looking to implement a mobile app for a contactless parking payment solution is “but, how do people who don’t have the app pay?”
Frogparking has the answer.
There was an unlikely hero in the fight against the coronavirus. 2020 was the year in which the humble QR code emerged as an MVP candidate in many places where successful contact tracing applications were implemented – making them as part of the mainstream conversation as those new phrases.
The QR code also provides a simple, yet elegant, solution for first-time or non-regular parkers to still pay for their parking if they don’t have an account or your parking payment app yet.
Signs with QR codes will be placed at high-profile locations around your parking facility, customers then scan the code with their smartphone and are taken to a safe, secure web portal where they enter a few details, and pay for their parking with their credit card.
Once payment is cleared, that user is then invited to download the app and create an account to save time next time. It’s that easy!
Sometimes the best solution is the most simple. With that in mind, this offering is now included as standard with all deployments of the Frogparking App.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make the parking experience easier, better, faster, and safer for everyone. Talk to us now!