Parking app launch is delayed until summer

The app would provide an alternative to the parking scratch card system

THE launch of an app which will allow drivers to pay to park using mobile phones instead of paycards has been delayed until the summer.

Last June, Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel said he hoped the new technology would be available for smartphone users by the end of the year.

He now says that while the app itself is ready, the tendering process to run it has been delayed while it is made compatible with the States system that deals with online payments for parking and parking fines.

Similar apps are already used in the UK.



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Comments for: "Parking app launch is delayed until summer"


Does this mean that those of us who don't have a "smart" phone won't be allowed to park in town ? ... sounds like ageism to me.

Mickey Mouth

Do you need scratch cards for a horse and cart?


has Minnie forgot to give you your tablets today? Or has pluto eaten them. I bet you wear wireless earphones walking down king street, looking all important, waiting for a call from Minnie not to forget to bring home cheese for dinner.

Mickey Mouth

Wrong on all counts


“Once the government had been hounded by Snowden, of course the corporations went into encryption, because they had to for survival, right? But the search for profits is enormous. Nobody has ever seen, in the history of the world, something like Google – ever! It’s the fastest-growing business ever, and they have invested huge amounts of money into what surveillance is; which is data-mining.”

“They’re data-mining every person for information as to what you’re buying, what it is you like, and above all, your behavior. Pokémon Go kicks into that. It’s everywhere. It’s what some people callsurveillance capitalism; it’s the newest stage. You’ll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society, where they will know how you want to behave and they will make the mockup that matches how you behave and feed you. It’s what they call totalitarianism.”

As ItIs

No, the app will run alongside existing scratch cards, one will have a choice which to use.

Realist Human

Why is that government authorities automatically assume we all have PC's and smart phones and don't forget everyone the Authorities want us to have all these gadgets to keep an eye on us.

Mickey Mouth

Totally your choice not to keep up with modern society, trouble is you will find that without it your life will be made harder. Just don't expect the rest of us to do the same.


you keep on entering your fingerprint to "open" your smart phone, sorry hand held computer, because that is exactly what they are. The banks had already started advertising voice reconignition to access you banking online. Be very careful, also the snooping charter is just about to be made Law.

The big tech companies have marketed "phones" very well, to make you think they are just that. I do have a phone, i can make calls and texts and that's it. I do not wish to follow you and the robots of modern society.

If you Mickey walk towards me starting into the cyber void in town, don't expect me to move out the way, if anything I will quicken my pace. It's amazing what you can find out about people who have these so called smart phones.

Do a bit of research to do with pokemon go app and the CIA! interesting read!

Any stick to cartoon drawings with Mr Disney's family. Much more secure.

Would you let the government\police come into your house, take your finger prints, copy your family photo album, take your banking details and/or call them to know your everyday whereabouts. Details off Where and when you go on holiday, the friends you have and activities you are associated with.

I bet you are one of the corporate void people who have a Linkedin page. And there's me thinking a CV was private and confidential. Once again, amazing what you can learn from someone just by visiting a few websites.

Carry on Iphone 8 is on it's way to you.

Mickey Mouth

Shadow - what have you been told about skipping days taking your pills!


And the big brother side of this by using GPS tracking with the App, no thanks


check out pokemon go and CIA, GCHQ etc.... it's like a government's wet dream!


The CIA’s ‘Pokémon Go’ App is Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t, the privacy policy of the app states that Niantic will share all the information they gather (which is a lot) with the state and private organizations:

And the UK government is slowly sliding through the snooping charter (their version of patriot act) while all the idiots watch celebrity big brother, X factor, and more concerned about Angelina and Brads divorce or what dress Kim Kadashan has managed to squeeze her a££ into.

They are fearing a revolt from the knowledgeable people, so what better way to stop this than to gather intel from millions while they (in this instance) chased after non-existing cartoon characters in their home towns.

Mickey Mouth

Yep absolutely right. Now if you could slip your arms into this jacket I'll tighten the buckles at the back and we can all sleep safer tonight.


On-street should move to e-cards where possible for those that can, otherwise scratchcards should still be available.

For all car parks where barriers can be used install registration recognition cameras. If your registration has been registered with a card payment set up the barrier rises and you park. Upon leaving the barrier again only opens once your registration has been recognised and reconciled to your entry. The charge is then automatically charged to your debit card. The user then receives a text message with the amount charged and a number to call if disputing that amount.

If your registration is not registered the barriers do not open unless you take a ticket at entry. Unregistered cars will not be able to exit until payment has been made at a typical card payment booth and that ticket then entered into the exit barrier.

The current sand street system is halfway there, just no need for the payment process to be so laborious.

Rob St Peter

Another cunning plan from Steady Eddie to spend OUR money ?

1. The system will bring in NO additional parking revenue.

2. All the new systems WILL cost money.

3. The traffic wardens will now have to scan ALL vehicles that don't display a scratch card...probably more wardens required...i.e. at more cost.

4. The Treasury will be inundated with a vast number of direct banking receipts ( all of a low financial value )...guess what ?..err, probably more staff required !

Apart from the where was I going with this ?!


This would be the ideal opportunity to charge only for the time the car is parked and not in units of one hour. When was that ever a fair system? The JEC , Gas and Water only charge for the amount you actually use so why can't parking be the same. If I park for 10 minutes then that is all I want to pay for not for the next 50 minutes as well when I'm not there. Can it really be so difficult?

Mickey Mouth

Too right.