CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at the Chicago Auto Show, SpotHero announced the launch of the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform to provide parking reservation functionality to websites, apps and cars with connected or autonomous capabilities. SpotHero enables 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.
"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 3rd party apps,” said Anthony Broad-Crawford, Chief Product Officer, 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."
The SpotHero Parking Developer Platform includes three tools: an API, SDK and Web Widget. With select beta partners, SpotHero’s platform is already on track to process tens of thousands of reservations in 2017.
“We’ve seen tremendous success with a variety of partners over the past few months,” said Elan Mosbacher, VP of Strategy & Partnerships, SpotHero. “We look forward to continuing to partner with more companies for whom parking is a critical part of closing the loop on an end-to-end seamless transportation experience.”
Since launching in 2011, SpotHero has helped park over 5 million cars and anticipates parking over 10 million by the end of 2017. Whether commuting or traveling, drivers can find convenient, affordable SpotHero parking options near work, airports, downtown attractions and major venues.
For more information about the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform, or to apply for access to the platform, visit spothero.com/developers.
SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation service with the largest network of connected garages, lots, and valets. Launched in 2011, SpotHero empowers drivers with easy, affordable parking in major cities across the U.S.
Based in Chicago, SpotHero is led by founders Mark Lawrence and Larry Kiss. The company has parked over 5 million cars and has raised $27 million in VC funding. Learn more at SpotHero.com and/or download the app in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.