Honk - Find Car, Parking Meter Alarm and Nearby Places 4.5/5

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Honk - Find Car, Parking Meter Alarm and Nearby Places

By Math Game House LLC
Supported Devices : All , iPad 2 3G , iPad 2 Wifi , iPad 3G , iPad 4th Gen , iPad 4th Gen 4G , iPad Mini , iPad Mini 4G , iPad 3rd Gen , iPad 3rd Gen 4G , iPad Wifi , iPhone 3GS , iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , iPhone 5S , iPod Touch 5th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , iPod Touch 3rd Gen

Release Notes

9/16/2013 | Version : 1.6.2 | Size : 13.6 MB
Fixed the full screen use issue for iPhone5
Updated Launch images for all devices and orientations conforming to the guidelines
** iOS 7 users may find issue with built-in Help. The fix is being readied. Update will be out soon! Thank you for patience.

1/25/2013 | Version : 1.6.0 | Size : 17.0 MB
1. Voice memo
2. A single tap to share Honk Alarm and GPS data via iCalendar for all iOS and Mac devices that sync via iCloud
3. Shake the device to switch distance units (metric and imperial)
4. Retina support, iPhone 5 native user interface

Version : 1.5.0 | Size : 8.2 MB
iPad HD native.
Option to display alarm expiration time in a clock display.
Bread-crumb trailing for easier navigation to find parked car.
Nearby search for gas station, atm, parking, and cafe.
Email/save memo/photo data.
Red/Blue color pens for memo.
Bluetooth sync between iPhone and iPad.
Complete redesign of Help functions.
Other User Interface tweaks.


** If you find your car in the middle of an Ocean, just turn on Privacy->Location Services for Honk in System Settings!
= NYT Gadgetwise one of the top choices for Parking Apps!
= Essential App in Wired magazine's Apps Guide
= Top choice in the Car Find Category, AppAdvice.com
= Gizmodo.com : "Honk's the Swiss Army Knife parking app..can't really think of how it could get better.."
= App of the Week, iTunes App Store (UK)
= Cult of Mac : "a stroke of simple genius, and it’s not often you come across a one dollar app that could potentially save you a small fortune." [5 stars][Must Have App]
= 148apps.com : "there’s really no excuse not to buy honk, as it’ll save you a ton of money in future tickets" [5 stars]
= Macgasm.net : "Honk uses icon badges in a genius way."
= MacStories.net : ".. these map and sketch features alone refilled my like-meter."
= GPS Ratings : "yet another reason iPhone is such a life saver."
= New and Noteworthy & What's Hot & Staff Favorites in the App Stores around the world
= #1 Navigation in the UK & Russia; Top 5 Navigation App in the US App Store!

Honk is an HD App that saves you from another parking ticket with a swipe of your finger. Honk helps find your way back to the car through its unique handwritten memo, photo, voice memo and automatic GPS functions. It also sports the minute-by-minute update of remaining time on the meter on its Icon badge. It helps you locate nearby ATMs, cafes, Parking garages and, gas stations.

Simply swipe your finger across the meter to set how long you plan to park. As you quit Honk, it will mark your parking location on the map, and when the time comes to head back to your car, it will honk you. On your home screen, its icon will also display the remaining minutes. Just a quick glance, you can go back to your important conversation with a peaceful mind! It even features sync alarm/gps between your iPhone, iPad and even Macs via iCalendar!

Have you ever forgotten where you parked, and embarrassed yourself on the wrong floor, while your family had to follow you along one painful step after another. During winter in Boston? Overcomplicated controls in most apps make you feel like you are trying to heist a federal bank?

Use Honk's simple note pad to scribble down your spot, in a language of your choice, using the most trusted tool you have: your index finger. It also allows you to take a snapshot of your spot and superimpose the photo on your handwritten memo. Of course, Honk has a built-in map with useful functions to guide you safely back to your parked car.

Even if it save you from a few parking tickets, it pays you back 100 times over!


- Simplest interface to set the parking meter alarm. A single swipe for most situations!

- Updates your remaining time on its App Icon. A quick glance at your home screen, your mind at peace.

- Smooth handwritten memo/photo/voice memo to mark the parking spot.

- Honk uses the highest level accuracy available for the phone and marks your location when you set the meter alarm automatically. Manually move the parking pin on the map when the GPS accuracy falls short. Shows how far the car is from your current location.

- Innovative bread-crumb trails to help quick orienting yourself as well as built-in compass.

- Different types of meter with long (up to 24 hours) and short time limits.

- Four levels of alarm sounds.

- Gorgeous background photos change according to the hour of the day, and help brighten your day.

- Supports Retina display.

Screenshots iPhone / iPod :

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Screenshots iPad :

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Utilities , Navigation

Comments and Ratings for Honk - Find Car, Parking Meter Alarm and Nearby Places

Great app (1.6.0)
8/6/2013 11:24:00 PM 5/5 By Henry Winkleman
Always on time to save me from getting ticket or used as an alarm

So useful!!! (1.6.0)
7/26/2013 7:42:00 PM 5/5 By Kalenclayton
I use this app just about every day. It's not just for the meter or GPS, but even just a regular timer. I use it for when I am on break or lunch at work. I love how easy it is to just swipe the amount of time you need. This is a must have app, especially if l you live in the city. It makes life a lot easier.

Awesome! (1.6.0)
7/15/2013 9:20:00 PM 5/5 By Tech nin E 9
Very easy to use!

Awesome App (1.6.0)
5/28/2013 6:07:00 PM 5/5 By Horrible (v.202)
No more worries about forgetting where car is parked or how much time is left on meter!! This app is a life saver!!

Gracias por este regalo bueno (1.6.0)
5/7/2013 7:21:00 AM 4/5 By Mañaro

Valuable tool (1.6.0)
4/20/2013 6:17:00 PM 5/5 By Sky1950
I use this all the time on queens NY. Saves me from getting tickets.

Worth the price the first time I used it (1.6.0)
4/11/2013 4:56:00 PM 5/5 By Stee-rider
Simple review: this app paid for itself the first time I used it. Led me straight to the garage in the middle of a busy city. A block away parking was double the price. Great app.

The Best Parking App 👍👽👍 (1.6.0)
3/30/2013 11:49:00 PM 5/5 By GizaDog
I've been using this app for 5 years. It's saved me $1000 bucks. I even show to the meter maids as they walk around. They look then walk away and I let out evil laugh!!

Where's the car (1.6.0)
3/29/2013 4:39:00 AM 5/5 By Amanda Tsuda
This is awesome!! I am the one who finds a spot parks.. Gets to destination and says where'd we park, but now this awesome little app reminds me so I'm not pressing the panic on my alarm!!

Great app (1.6.0)
3/28/2013 3:01:00 PM 5/5 By JSG12345
Works very well for the times I have used it. App support was great when I first got it an had some sound issues. Sure beats running to the meter to check the time or remembering when you need to feed it!

Great app! (1.6.0)
3/26/2013 3:52:00 PM 5/5 By MaxMartin41
Totally worth the small price

DO NOT GET THIS APP!!! (1.6.0)
3/24/2013 1:17:00 AM 1/5 By +-[lisac]-+
This app charges you for things you didn't mean to buy! When I got this app it charged me 3.99 for something I didn't authorize for purchase!

Here ya go (1.6.0)
3/16/2013 6:54:00 AM 5/5 By Chickdude 3
I use this app almost every day, & it has saved me from countless parking tickets. I'm that dumb.

Works like a charm (1.6.0)
3/15/2013 7:07:00 PM 5/5 By TweakTKE
5 stars all the way. Simple, easy, functional. Pay no mind to these wazoos clicking any less than 5 stars. It's a great little app which gets first page privileges on my phone. Any less than a stellar ratings must be coming from someone living in rural Montana without parking time limits.

Better if I lived in hue inner city (1.6.0)
3/13/2013 1:47:00 AM 3/5 By Jenniluke
Kind of cool idea. I probably won't use it much. Currently I am stuck in a video screen within the app that won't let me navigate to other parts of the app. :(.

Great app! (1.6.0)
3/8/2013 12:59:00 AM 5/5 By AnotherEbayer
Simple and useful app

Great potential, fatal flaw (1.6.0)
3/6/2013 9:07:00 PM 2/5 By Quiet Snowball
Love this app save the notification feature! I can hear my phone ring, texts, etc., but this app's honk sound warning you of the meter are easy to miss. Also, Honk should vibrate for at least a minute to ensure it gets your attention. How hard can it be to allow customization of this feature? Ring my phone or whatever, but don't let me miss costly meter expirations!

Honking great! (1.6.0)
3/6/2013 4:42:00 PM 5/5 By app_nut
With earlier version, I made a few suggestions, some of which dev added in later updates! The clock at the top that appears when you swipe the meter gives out the expiration time, for one. voice memo, too. Definitely the best in its category. And those who complain about their car in the ocean, you did't permit the Location Services for the app when it asked for it the first time you ran. You can easily do it in Home-Settings-Privacry-Location Services. Or follow the built-in help.

Tagging doesn't work. (1.6.0)
3/5/2013 4:50:00 PM 1/5 By DJ82star
Always says my car is parked in the ocean off the cost of Africa. Im glad I didn't pay for this piece of garbage because there are plenty of timer apps for free.

parking tickets be gone! (1.6.0)
3/1/2013 4:43:00 PM 5/5 By Julie9_K
the best app 1$ can buy. used since v1, saved me tons of $$$ from tickets. helped me boil eggs in the kitchen.

start saving with parking tix! (1.6.0)
3/1/2013 4:37:00 PM 5/5 By ivy009
love the ingenious use of the icon badge to quickly show remaining time. also voice memo very simple and useful.

one less ticket, lot of saving! (1.6.0)
3/1/2013 4:33:00 PM 5/5 By CarlOrm
First time, I must have declined to permit location services, and the map didn't work. But the developer responded to my query within minutes(!) of my inquiry to guide me solve the problem. Love the app. Will save me tons tons of money in the future as it's so easy to use and no mental barrier to access it.

i love honk!!! (1.6.0)
3/1/2013 4:27:00 PM 5/5 By ridgegal
The voice memo is a snap to use and very convenient. The feature that makes it really stand out is the remaining time that appears on its icon.

Terrible app and no support (1.6.0)
2/28/2013 3:58:00 PM 1/5 By RandRR1
I'm with the reviewer who wrote that all they see is a parking meter timer. Went through the demos - no where does it explain how to find your car. If I wanted just a timer, I would set the timer on my iPhone or simply watch the clock. Writing to the developer was a waste of time, never responded. Save your money if there is a price associated to this app....not worth the time it has taken to learn nothing.

Wow! (1.6.0)
2/27/2013 7:01:00 AM 5/5 By the answer
Great app once you get the hang of it

Many issues! (1.6.0)
2/18/2013 11:07:00 PM 1/5 By Tom Cahill
I cannot get this app to work. The instructions make sense but I can't get anything to work except the timer. The locator says that I am in Africa and the breadcrumb tool is inoperable. Would love to give this app high marks but can't.

Very Handy!! (1.6.0)
2/18/2013 10:20:00 PM 5/5 By Lv me
Very nice features and easy to use. Eye catching with many background pictures.

Lukewarm about app (1.6.0)
2/17/2013 7:47:00 PM 2/5 By sh330
The interface is a bit convoluted. Features not as intuitive as they could be. Swiping the meter is clunky. There ARE well-written instructions but still a lot of drilling down. This app seems overcooked. Clicked on "learn about our game DOKU" and it locked up my iPad3 requiring a reboot. All in all, will stick with the app I am already using to locate my car.

Bizarre convoluted interface (1.6.0)
2/16/2013 2:19:00 AM 2/5 By Scrambled Elk
This app has perhaps the strangest UI I've ever seen. Each of the four corners (?) has a barely-visible card suit icon (?!) that performs some random function unrelated to its icon (?!?!). There are so many confusing buttons that it requires a special "help mode" (activated by the "spades" button, obviously…), and some of the buttons have multiple screens of help text you have to click through. The remarkably unintuitive interface is partly the result of an app trying to do way too many things, most of which other apps do better. Why would I want my "where did I park?" app to be locating cafes and ATMs? Does anyone really simultaneously need a timer, voice reminder, map pin, and photo with hand-drawn annotations in two different colors to remember where they parked? Or to sync their parking location to their iPad via Bluetooth?

Great app!! (1.6.0)
2/15/2013 10:05:00 PM 4/5 By Muhamed khanzada
Almost perfect. Needs an ability to change default timer length to increase max time. Unless I don't see the feature.

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