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 , iPhone 3G , iPhone 3GS , iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , iPhone 5S , iPhone6 , iPhone6 Plus , iPod Touch , iPod Touch 5th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , , iPod Touch 3rd Gen , iPod Touch with Microphone

Release Notes

7/28/2014 | Version : 1.7.0 | Size : 49.7 MB
New capability to use the step-by-step walking direction to the parking location

Choose Metric (m, km) system on/off in Honk Settings

Parallax effect for background image display

Completely redesigned built-in Help for more practical guidance (including the built-in 2 min tutorial video)

Voice memo recording limit increased to 2 minutes

Allows to keep a particular background image permanently

New background images optimized for retina display view

More robust iOS device sync operation using the Multipeer Connectivity

Extra text to display meter duration appears above the meter-head when the user swipes the meter

Fixed the bug that caused the app to crash when the Help button was pressed

Overall stability improvements

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


= 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 App that saves you from another parking ticket with a swipe of your finger. It also help you find your way back to the car through its unique handwritten memo, photo, voice memo and automatic GPS functions. Newly added: a single tap, it will take you to the step-by-step walking instruction to your car!
Honk also sports the widely praised "minute-by-minute" display of remaining time on the meter on its Icon badge. It even 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 your cloud-shared Calendar!

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.

- Single tap takes you to the walking directions of Map to your car! (iOS7+ only)

- Honk marks parking location automatically when you set the meter alarm. 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 time of the day. Parallax effect! (for iOS7 and retina device users)


Categories :
#94 : Top Paid iPhone Applications [Navigation]
#111 : Top Paid iPad Applications [Navigation]

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

Remarkably bad user interface (1.7.0)
6/6/2015 2:07:00 AM 1/5 By Eben.Visher
Not only is the user interface very difficult to figure out, but things don't even work right. For example, the button of with a picture of a car with a stake through its heart never did anything. The introductory video said that that button was supposed to be for marking my parking spot. Actually, without any explanation, the video said that two separate buttons did the same thing. Anyway, one of them would never work or do anything no matter what I tried. I suppose that some people can figure this app out. However, given that there are lots of apps that do this and have a good designs, I see no reason to waste time with this app.

Worthless (1.7.0)
11/14/2014 1:00:00 PM 1/5 By Qwerty12321abc
User interface is beyond convoluted and over complicated. Tried using it 4 times to locate my car in a parking garage but still can't figure how to use it properly. Worthless.

Best alarm clock app (1.7.0)
9/23/2014 2:43:00 AM 5/5 By Jinhongk
I somehow needed to setup an alarm to pick up my kid (2 hours after drop off). I've never like turning those silly wheels in the clock app again and again to setup a quick alarm. With Honk, one swipe is all I need to do.

Could u add url scheme (1.7.0)
9/14/2014 2:21:00 AM 4/5 By Zheng-Yu YANG
I need the url scheme to use it in launch center pro. Thank you very much.

9/11/2014 5:32:00 PM 5/5 By ridgegal
the app functions perfectly as a quick & easy alarm app. I gift this app to my friends and they really love it.

Fantasitc $$$ saving app (1.7.0)
9/11/2014 5:17:00 PM 5/5 By ivy009
I use Honk on daily basis, as I park my car a lot on streets. It has been saving tons of money. And the new version, with its link to the step-by-step instruction is a killer! Love Honk Honk.

Flawed UI, flawed alert system (1.6.2)
3/24/2014 6:04:00 PM 1/5 By Quiet Snowball
Confusing user interface combines with a very poor implementation of notifying a user that time has expired. What a great way to get ticketed.

Difficult to use (1.6.2)
3/20/2014 8:34:00 PM 2/5 By DJL941
The interface only partially makes sense, and the instructions for using it are inadequate. How do the card symbols in the four corners in any way relate to their function? Why is there no clear/erase button on the doodling screen? Pressing the spade symbol causes the app to disappear into the background (OS 7.1) - presumably this is not the intent. It still generates notification alerts after I thought I turned off the meter.

Nice, but a few irritations (1.6.2)
3/4/2014 10:48:00 AM 3/5 By trick70
Keeps crashing, and tired of the constant reminders to turn in notifications EVERY time I set a time.

Great. (1.6.2)
3/2/2014 8:20:00 PM 4/5 By King Sincere
It is a life saver but it can use a update on the map. I can see my car marker but it was not able to find me.

OK nice! (1.6.2)
2/26/2014 3:31:00 PM 5/5 By Merab Janjghava
Very convenient, simple and useful! Thank you!!!

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.

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