A mobile application enabling drivers to reserve private parking spaces

Montreal interactive studio WE_ARE is developing a platform designed to simplify the lives of drivers in large cities.

MONTREAL, June 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - WE_ARE announces the upcoming launch of Prkair.com, a transactional community platform that will enable users to rent their private parking spaces to others, precisely where and when they need them. Randomly driving around city streets looking for a parking space will no longer be necessary!

Prkair is a sort of "Airbnb" for parking. Users can add their private parking space for rent, while others will be able to use their mobile device to locate available spaces, choose the most convenient one and pay in a flash. Parking spaces will be available to rent for one or several hours at a time, or for the entire day. For instance, someone needing to drive into Montreal for an appointment will easily be able to check out the available spots and choose the one that suits them best. In the suburbs, spaces near train stations will also be in high demand for those who prefer using public transport to get into the city.

"I immediately saw the value in this project when we first came up with the idea - and I wanted to make it a reality," said Robert Gosselin, President of WE_ARE. "I myself live in the suburbs, drive into the city and sometimes spend a lot of time looking for parking spots. Also, many residents in large urban areas own a private parking space but don't use it on a full time basis… they could see this as an income-generating opportunity. I believe there's a definite place in the market for an application like Prkair," added Mr. Gosselin.

The Prkair mobile application is currently in development at WE_ARE and will soon be available on both iPhone and Android. For those who want a sneak preview of the project, a website has been launched allowing users to view the spaces that have already been registered, add their own parking space and be notified when the mobile application will be available. To learn more, visit prkair.com/en.

About WE_ARE
Founded in 2009, WE_ARE is a web and mobile development studio located in the Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie area of Montreal. Today, the company has nearly 25 employees and will soon be moving to a new location to accommodate its steady growth. WE_ARE develops websites and mobile applications as well as interactive campaigns customized to meet the needs of its clients, including St-Hubert, TELUS, Warner Bros Games Montreal and TéléQuébec.

Image with caption: "The platform that allows you to monetize your parking spot (CNW Group/WE_ARE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140604_C8329_PHOTO_EN_41060.jpg


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514-800-2544, ext. 106

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