SpotHero used the venue of the Chicago Auto Show to announce its launch of the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform.
Designed to provide parking reservation functionality to websites, apps, and cars with connected or autonomous capabilities, SpotHero allows drivers to reserve affordable off-street parking nationwide via its website and mobile app.
“With the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform, partner businesses will be able to offer similar parking reservation functionality directly in their own applications so drivers can easily secure parking using their interface of choice,” the company tells us.
The SpotHero Parking Developer Platform includes three tools: an API, SDK, and Web Widget. After testing with select beta partners, SpotHero’s platform could process tens of thousands of reservations in 2017.
“SpotHero has the biggest network of parking facilities in the United States that accept online reservations, so we’re excited to make reservation functionality on our platform available to third party apps,” said Anthony Broad-Crawford, Chief Product Officer at SpotHero. “Giving drivers the ability to reserve parking through their interface of choice — whether that’s on our app or another service — will help making driving even easier for more people, and that’s what we’re about.”
Since its debut in 2011, SpotHero has helped park over 5 million cars and anticipates parking over 10 million by the end of 2017.