Parking wardens, which are uniquely known as summon aunties here in Singapore, have become a figure to be feared. But a developer has just released an app known as Summon Auntie that alerts fellow drivers near their vehicles if a potential parking fine is heading their way.
The concept is simple. Once you've parked your vehicle, launch the app and click on Park to lock down your vehicle's position in the app database. Conversely, once you are leaving the parking lot, you'll need to click on Unpark to remove your vehicle location from the database.
Now here's where the interesting part kicks in. The Alert feature is used when you or fellow drivers spot a parking warden near your vehicles. This alert will be sent out to other users who are within 200 meters from your own vehicle. Needless to say, once you see this alert, you'll be dashing back to your vehicle if your parking time has expired. Nonetheless, this app is only useful if there are drivers in the vicinity who can alert fellow drivers of the parking warden's presence.
Ultimately, this app is useful for drivers who have forgotten to extend their parking time with more coupons and avoid a potential parking penalty. To all drivers out there, do park within the legal boundaries and pay the appropriate parking fees.
To get the Summon Auntie app, click here.