Monthly Archives: June 2014

Win Tickets to ‘Les Miserables’ with ParkJockey!

Last time we gave you ‘The Commitments‘ this time we are giving away 2 tickets to ‘Les Miserables’ @ The Queens Theatre, West-End. The winner could be you, all you have to do is book with us or enter free by sending us your name, address & telephone number to our address, from now until the 25th July 2014. Good luck!

T&C’s apply.

ParkJockey Competition Les-Miserables


Beat (them to) It!

5 years ago to this day we lost an entertainer, an influencer, a king … Michael Jackson.

He blessed us with many toe-tapping greats, from ‘Thriller’ to ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,’ his music has been and is influential to the music industry to this very day.

There is one song that sticks in my mind though –  ‘Beat It!’  The repetitive tuneful lyrics are so catchy you can sing the words over and over again in any country and will be recognised by all…

So if you are rushing to an event and you’re scared you are running out of time, don’t worry because pre-booking with ParkJockey will ensure you win the fight against time and space!

Ok fine…there really isn’t much of a connection between this King of Pop and Parking, but hey, visit and ‘Beat them to it!

He he!


World Cup in Chicago

parking-football-soccerThe World Cup is an international football competition organized by the members of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) founded in 1904. It is the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world. This year is the 20th World Cup, hosted in Brazil from June 12th to July 13th. There are a total of thirty-two teams participating at twelve different stadiums across Brazil.

The World Cup is heating up all over Chicago. On June 26th, Grant Park will be hosting USA’s final group match against Germany. Each event will feature ESPN’s live feed of matches displayed on giant 19’-by-33’ high-definition screens and will include look-ins on the fans gathered in Chicago. Admission is free and open to the public the only thing you will need to purchase is your parking. Fortunately for you, we have very affordable parking a block away located at 111 N. Wabash. Book now & enjoy the World Cup!


ParkJockey featured on Reuters on the Road!

ParkJockey founder and CEO, Umut Tekin, is at it again – spreading the word about ParkJockey! Previously on prime time morning TV with CNBC,  this time, he’s speaking with Axel Threlfall of Reuters on the Road. In this interview, Umut gives a great explanation on how ParkJockey uses predictive analytics to provide more intelligent parking spot recommendations to its users. He also gives some insight into ParkJockey’s larger plans. Check out the full interview below or click here.


See Also: ParkJockey Receives Business Innovation Award


ParkJockey CTO shares his thoughts on iOS8 with Mobile Entertainment

Earlier this week, our very own CTO, Philippe Saint-Just, was interviewed by Mobile Entertainment (ME), along with other thought-leaders in the mobile community. This is the second time ParkJockey has been featured here, the first being given the crown of App of the Day.

The topic of this was, ‘Apple’s introduction of iOS8’. Here were his thoughts:

“The updates to notifications, widgets and lock screen apps will increase the fluidity of information and reduce the number of steps required to take action – ultimately, translating to better user engagement.

Since some of these features already exist on Android, this will allow app developers to align the products more closely on iOS and Android platforms. We also look very positively on the introduction of Swift. By reducing the learning curve for developers and allowing them to focus less on low level programming and more on feature development, we expect to see drops in costs and shorter development cycles.”

ParkJockey CTO

 See Also: ParkJockey now integrated with Apple Passbook




ParkEx 2014 was popping!

Europe’s largest parking exhibition this year was held at Kensington Olympia. ParkJockey as mentioned in the previous blog was located at Stand F34. The weather was perfect, far to hot to be stuck inside, however the exhibition on the whole was a resounding success.

ParkEx state that they ‘believe in the value of meeting face to face.’ As cliché as this may sound they hit the nail perfectly on the head. We were unsure of the attention we would get but with a expertly decorated stand, to catch the eye of the parking world, and the eye catching popcorn machine the conversations were popping off in each corner.

We had the opportunity to meet an array of influential people in the parking industry and lay the foundations for future relationships in order to fuel our rapid growth in the parking world. People were thoroughly impressed with our solution but now the real work starts… See you again in 2015 bigger and better! Check out our video highlights below…




Pride Week in Chicago


The Pride Parade is a major event in Chicago. It started 43 years ago as an act of rebellion against harassment and discrimination. But today, it shows the unity of the LGBT citizens and enjoys support from the broader community. This year, there will be a lot more to celebrate; it is the first year where gay marriage has been legalized in Illinois and members of the U.S. Armed Forces can march openly with pride and without fear of being discharged.

The route of the parade will start at Montrose and Broadway, and end on Sheridan and Division going through Halsted and Belmont. If you are driving to the parade, finding parking is an obstacle. Fortunately, you are able to reserve your parking through ParkJockey  which provides different parking facilities near the Pride Parade within walking distance, including 808 W. Addison.

ParkJockey and its employees are proud supporters of the Pride Week and advocate equal right for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation.



ParkJockey presents “Words to Live By” by “Fena” Gonzalez

ParkJockey cordially invites you to experience a night of art this Saturday, June 14 at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge.  Guests will enjoy work by Maria “Fena” Gonzalez and those that display their ParkJockey registration on their phone will receive complimentary cocktails.

“Words to Live By” is the artist’s introspective look into her favorite poetry intertwined with her own reflections on life, intentions and embracing it all. These works are presented as a whimsical dreamscape for viewers to lose themselves in.

“Floating images of nature, of visions dreamed and lived, weave in and out, intertwining with linings of text from poems, sayings and conversations with others that inspire and change me.” -Fena Gonzalez

The festivities will take place between 7pm – 9pm. To secure your parking in advance, visit or search “Fena” within your ParkJockey app. All reservations are paid with a credit card, so there’s no need for cash or ATMs. The app and website are free to use and there are no extra fees associated with booking in advance.

As always, please drink responsibly. Our partners, RedCap, can drive you home, or wherever else you would like to go, in your own car for less than the price of a round-trip taxi. Drivers are booked on a first-come, first-served basis so please book your personal driver early.


See Also: Inaugural Wynwood Life Festival + FREE TICKETS courtesy of ParkJockey!


ParkEx 2014: Parking is beginning to pop off…

Europe’s largest parking exhibition is upon us tomorrow, ParkEx 2014 and we at ParkJockey are going to be there ready to show off our innovative parking solution!

With over 100 exhibitors at ParkEx it makes perfect opportunity to make people more aware of what you have to offer. ParkEx believe that talking face to face has unprecedented value. At ParkEx, we will exchange brand new ideas with other industry experts and form lasting partnerships. We know and appreciate that it is such fruitful partnerships that carry us forward every day more.

Now for our stand… So we started the day like this… A shell …

ParkJockey - ParkEx 2014  … To this, like a butterfly, with added popcorn!


We are ready to get everyone thinking about ParkJockey – One Touch Parking, and blow or pop their minds, with our disruptive technology. We hope, if you are attending, that you come and see us over at stand F34. If not then stay tuned for the sequel blog.