Have you been struggling using the parking meters before? You walked to the parking meter just to find out that it wasn’t functioning and you were in rush. You left your car and by the time you went back, you found a white paper nicely displayed on your windscreen – a parking summon.
JomParking app is here to help you out in making your parking experience hassle-free.
1. A smart parking solution
JomParking is an easy-to-use app that allows users to pay for their parking using smartphones. All they need to do is input their vehicle number to pay for the parking.
This app requires users to purchase in-app tokens to pay for parking. RM 1 is equivalent to 100 tokens and the minimum top-up value is RM 5.
2. Developed by Muhamad Nasir, CEO of JomParking
Muhamad Nasir, CEO of JomParking actively worked to come out with a solution. In 2008, he was invited to participate in an open tender to provide a smart parking solution for Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur.
Unfortunately, TBS did not end up working with JomParking. But the experience and technology that they have let him and other five part-timers start to develop their own parking solution. His team has diverse fields of experience ranging from UI/UX skills, iOS and Native Android and database developing.
3. Pilot testing for the app in 2015
It took them four years to come up with an SMS-based parking system. For Muhamad Nasir, he opted to focus on SMS as he felt that mobile apps are more versatile to work on. After multiple trial and error, they successfully carried out the pilot testing for JomParking in July 2015.
4. Comprehensive experience and knowledge in mobile app
Muhamad Nasir formed AppCable the mobile app developer behind JomParking in 2012. Previously, he was with Celcom Technology and had beforehand dabbled in many fields for product development as in voice messaging, interactive voice response and more.
5. It takes years to convince the local council
As a matter of fact, it takes two to three years for a local council to pick up a new idea. Muhamad Nasir spent two years to get Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on board. It is mainly because most of them do not have enough confidence in the app, especially since the app is being run by a start-up company.
6. Available in selected areas
JomParking app is currently available in areas that fall under the jurisdiction of DBKL, Tawau Municipal Council (Sabah), Iskandar Puteri City Council (Johor), Kota Baru Municipal Council (Kelantan), Seremban Municipal Council (Negeri Sembilan and Cybersquare (Selangor).
The app is also available in selected buildings such as TBS, TSI Sports Arena and PWTC LRT station.