Thursday, February 8, 2007

SpotScout 2.0

The company I chose as my example of Web 2.0 is SpotScout. SpotScout is a company starting up in Cambridge that allows you to use the internet, whether from a PDA, cell phone or computer, to search for parking spaces. There are listings of garage spaces, available driveways, and even on-street parking (coming soon). The idea depends on the network effect of homeowners and business owners posting available spots on the website. Homeowners post the address and available time for their driveway or parking spot. Garages update their specific parking space availability as spots become available or occupied. As the model grows to incorporate on-street parking, people will be updating predicted departure times from parking spots and updating the site.

Check out the website for more details.

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