PARKGURU wins the Gold Award at Best City Awards 2018

In the context of the award ceremony of “Best City Awards 2018”, PARKGURU won the first award (Gold Award) in the Mobility & Transportation category, which focused on the IoT Applications to support the movement of citizens and freight transport.

PARKGENE Skarlatos MacromallisPARKGURU’s innovative PARKGENE application is a proven solution for municipalities in Greece as well as large European cities in the context of implementing Smart Cities and Internet of Things architectures.

PARKGENE today is interfaced with IoT platforms such as CISCO KINETIC, which is based in more than 120 major cities, in order to retrieve data and present them in smart ways to both citizens and the services of the respective Municipality.

Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group, had the following comment, “PARKGURU Group is focused on developing technologies that help the everyday life of a car driver. Our ongoing research and development are now recognized as the pioneers in the Parking market with the use of blockchain technology and electronic payments, including cryptocurrency payments. The Best City Awards award confirms the vision and orientation of the Group towards innovation“.

Today, the ecosystem of the PARKGENE numbers approximately 58,000 users, with a strong upward trend over the last few months on both IoS and Android devices, and there is already cooperation and ready-to-lease with more than 18,000 parking spaces in commercial parking areas in the Attica region, Thessaloniki and we are also piloting in Cyprus. In addition to Greece and Cyprus, our application records more than 6 million commercial parking spaces in 8,000 cities worldwide.

 

Excelon

PARKGURU spins out Excelon, a crypto friendly Fintech business

We are happy to announce the latest development in our Group of companies.

Excelon is a Fintech venture to offer advanced digital money services, including FIAT payment accounts with IBAN, Prepaid Mastercard, Crypto Wallet and Exchange.

PARKGURU a leader in parking technologies and services, announces that following PARKGENE’s successful ICO, followed by the release of GENE Wallet and PARKGENE “Airbnb like” parking service, has taken a major step in spinning out a crypto friendly Fintech business to cover the technological and commercial gap that FIAT and Crypto is facing today.

“Excelon” is an all-in-one solution for individuals and businesses that are looking for new ways to execute their financial transactions in FIAT and/ or Crypto.

By downloading the Excelon App, and going through a simple registration procedure, that takes less than 3 minutes, individuals can get their current account with IBAN to send and receive payments globally, order up to four prepaid Mastercards, receive-store-send crypto through the crypto wallet and buy or sell crypto for Euros through the embedded crypto exchange.

Excelon brings a real revolution in digital money by simplifying the customer experience by offering a complete mobile banking solution that the market has been asking for.

The service is provided by Excelon Financial Services Ltd, a PARKGURU subsidiary, which is authorized and regulated for its E-Money and Crypto Exchange and Wallet operations.

“Excelon raises the bar, in the Fintech industry, by setting new standards to the era of digital money”, said Nikos Skarlatos CEO of Excelon exchange services. “Our commitment in introducing revolutionary and innovative products to the market is firm and we thank all our community for supporting us”.

The product launch is planned in the next weeks and Excelon is already accepting signups on its website https://excelon.io

A few weeks after the official launch of the E-money and Mastercard offering, the crypto wallet and exchange will follow as the integration of GENE Wallet and its more than 64 thousand users will take some time to complete. Initially Bitcoin, Ethereum and GENE token will be available for trading but soon additional coins will be added.

 

As part of our GENE Token integration with Excelon, we are happy to announce that we will accept GENE Tokens as means of payment for the Excelon Accounts and Mastercards while we will offer additional benefits to GENE Tokens holders which will be announced soon.

The company plans to offer professional accounts by the beginning of Q2.

For more info please visit https://excelon.io where you can register for Free and also claim one of the first 1,000 Excelon Premium Mastercards which we give away for Free!!!

PARKGURU

PARKGURU and NEWSPHONE Hellas Collaboration

There has been a positive start to the collaboration of PARKGURU and NEWSPHONE Hellas. Through this collaboration users of the telephone directory service “11880” can, without any additional charge, find and book a parking spot near their POI. The search and booking of a parking spot is based on the award-winning parking platform PARKGENE, which has been developed by PARKGURU and contains over 6 million professional parking spots worldwide in almost 8.000 cities.

Offering PARKGURU’s smart parking solution through NEWSPHONE’s telephone directory represents a qualitative expansion of the value-added services of the two companies, provides new capabilities to “11880” users and helps cities become friendlier by reducing congestion and traffic levels,  as fewer cars roam the streets in search of a parking spot.

«We are interested in developing our B2B collaborations and the agreement with NEWSPHONE provides PARKGURU a new user base for the PARKGENE parking platform as well as providing NEWSPHONE Hellas users a valuable service. Smart cities start with smart transportation and smart parking is the cornerstone of this premise», quoting Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group.

 

Efstratios Apergis, CEO of NEWSPHONE HELLAS, had the following comment: “The continuous enrichment of the ‘11880’ service with new features has evolved it into something far wider than a simple telephone directory service, making it a multifaceted assistant for its users. The collaboration of NEWSPHONE HELLAS with PARKGURU and the offer of Smart Parking service through ‘11880’ reflect the common philosophy of the two companies: Simple, quality and innovative solution to the Citizen.”

PARKGURU and Ridemind Agree to Cooperate in Smart Mobility, Blockchain and Payments

PARKGURU and Ridemind Agree to Cooperate in Smart Mobility, Blockchain, and Payments

September 27, 2018

PARKGURU Group and Ridemind are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to explore synergies in the field of Smart Mobility a field in which they are both active. The agreement was reached at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair where both companies participated as exhibitors in the Digital Greece pavilion 12 organized by IDGC under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Policy and Telecommunications.

PARKGURU Group offers innovative Smart Parking solutions over blockchain, as well as cryptocurrency-enabled payments via its’ GENE Wallet. PARKGURU’s PARKGENE application features over 6 million professional parking spots located in 8 thousand cities around the world. There are more than 50 locations and 8 thousand professional parking spots ready to accept cryptocurrency payments. Last, but not least, there is a growing number of peer-to-peer spaces listed by PARKGENE early adopters, who used the PARKGENE web application to list their private parking spots.

Ridemind offers Smart Mobility solutions through their innovative peer-to-peer car sharing platform, starting with Greece and Cyprus, with plans to expand across more European countries. Ridemind advocates better transportation solutions and fewer vehicles on the road, less traffic, less pollution, and more livable cities, and is actively engaged in research and development to that end. Ridemind has partnered with Allianz Hellas, part of the world’s largest insurance group, to fully insure every peer-to-peer rental, as well as with Mondial, to provide roadside assistance services.

Manos Macromallis, COO of PARKGURU Group, had the following comment,”We are happy to be working with Ridemind to explore Smart Mobility synergies that can extend the capabilities of both companies in the field. Smart Cities begin with Smart Mobility and it starts with Smart Parking solutions. We believe that this cooperation will have substantial results for both companies’ operational models“.

The scope of the agreement between PARKGURU and Ridemind includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Exploration of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments via the GENE Wallet in car sharing.
  2. Expanding the use of the GENE token as a Smart Mobility coin.
  3. Integrating PARKGURU’s global parking network to Ridemind’s car sharing operational model.
  4. Cooperation in collaborative Smart Mobility research and development national and European programs.

“As a young innovative company, Ridemind is delighted to be cooperating with PARGURU Group to explore synergies that will help extend our operation and to offer our users more options for parking and for advanced payment solutions. This cooperation is consistent with Ridemind’s vision which extends across the range of Smart Mobility services”, Antonis Karaloulis, CEO Ridemind

For more information please contact:

Manos Macromallis [email protected]
Kostas Georgopoulos [email protected]

 

PARKGURU participates at Thessaloniki International Fair 2018

PARKGURU the innovative smart parking company, featuring complete parking solutions, was a featured exhibitor at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair “Digital Greece” Pavilion, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications, and Information.

The PARKGURU team presented the company’s innovative Smart Parking solutions over blockchain, as well as cryptocurrency-enabled payments (Bitcoin, Ethereum, GENE token) developed by PARKGURU in the context of its’ Smart Mobility and Fintech activities. PARKGURU executives also participated in round-table discussions and discussion panels with the participation of the Greek Prime Minister and Ministers of the Greek government, as well as in related workshops.

PARKGURU’s PARKGENE application, for iOS and Android mobile devices, offers detailed information regarding available parking spaces, allowing drivers to search for available parking spots,  make reservations in real-time and make payments. It allows parking spot owners to list their parking spots, manages their listings and booking requests as well as receiving payments via traditional payment methods, such as credit / debit cards, as well as through cryptocurrencies via PARKGURU’s own GENE wallet. The PARKGURU platform also features smart parking systems, such as parking control solutions used by municipalities, completing the full range of Smart Parking offerings.

The PARKGURU API is designed to easily integrate third-party solutions and systems, prompting synergies between PARKGURU’s Smart Parking solutions and other Mobility and Smart City services.

PARKGENE iOS Application Launches

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce that the wait is over for iPhone users and that PARKGENE is now also available for iOS, following our Android and Web Application releases earlier this month.

PARKGENE is the first peer-to-peer parking application over blockchain globally and after the integration of the professional parking features of PARKGURU, PARKGENE is the most complete parking application of its kind.

PARKGENE features over 6 million professional parking spots located in 8 thousand cities around the world. There are more than 50 locations and 8 thousand professional parking spots ready to accept cryptocurrency payments: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and GENE tokens. An additional 11 thousand subscribers to the GENE wallet are ready to take advantage of this. Last, but not least, there is a growing number of peer-to-peer spaces listed by PARKGENE early adopters, who used the PARKGENE web application to list their private parking spots. This is just the beginning:

Smart City transportation begins and ends with parking. We have succeeded in delivering the platform and the supporting technologies to execute on our vision of improving quality of life while contributing to the Smart Economy. PARKGENE is the first global peer-to-peer blockchain parking application, making the adoption of Smart City technologies in every-day life possible today.

It makes us proud that we can offer the PARKGENE platform to the community and share the transformation towards smart parking with the world. We’re grateful for your continued support and we invite you to take advantage of the PARKGENE opportunity as our ambassadors by listing your parking spot and using the PARKGENE application.  Not only will you be able to monetise your unused parking spot, but you will be making a significant contribution to the quality of life in your local area.

Below you can find some useful PARKGENE links:

The PARKGENE website
You can download thePARKGENE application for iOS here
You can download the PARKGENE application for Android here
You can list your private parking spot here 

Press Release: PARKGURU adds AIRBNB Parking functionality and becomes “PARKGENE”

PARKGURU, an innovative smart parking application, is now integrated into PARKGENE, the world’s first peer-to-peer parking application that uses blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency payments, in order to offer even more value to its users.

PARKGURU begun two years ago with a vision of  changing the way we park. In less than a year, since its launch in July 2017, it has gained more than 50,000 users by offering them a new way to find out where to park, book a parking spot, and pay via smartphone before they even get to their destination.

In the context of offering a more complete range of services, through its subsidiary PARKGENE, it has developed the world’s first peer-to-peer parking service, enabling private parking space owners to rent them out in exchange for GENE tokens (PARKGENE’s currency). This way, taking advantage of new functionalities and additional tools such as the GENE Wallet, all PARKGURU users (now PARKGENE) besides saving time and money on parking, can also monetize their private parking spaces when they’re not being used.

This evolution of PARKGURU and its integration into PARKGENE, takes advantage of the blockchain technologies  and cryptocurrency payments. PARKGENE is the first peer-to-peer parking application on blockchain, where application users can rent their private parking spaces, like Airbnb, but for parking spaces.

The new application includes 6 million parking spaces in 8,000 cities around the world, and there are more than 50 professional parking locations with around 8,000 parking spaces in Greece, ready to accept cryptocurrency payments via the GENE Wallet electronic wallet, specifically Bitcoin, Ethereum,  and GENE tokens,  PARKGENE’s native cryptocurrency. Users can also pay for parking using cash, credit/debit cards.

“We are extremely pleased with the development and commercial progress we have made over the last few months and the launch of PARKGENE, the world’s first application to take advantage of Blockchain technologies in parking” said Nikos Skarlatos, CEO of PARKGENE, Parking is a problem in most large cities around the world and is responsible for 30% of the traffic and 20% of the air pollution generated from cars circling looking for a parking spot. PARKGENE not only makes it easier to find parking, but  it also helps reduce its’ cost.”

Today the Web Service is launching at https://parkgene.io along with the PARKGENE Android App.
The PARKGENE App for iOS will be launched in the coming days.

 

PARKGENE Update, June 29, 2018

Dear Friends,

We’re happy to announce the launch of the new PARKGENE application for Android and the new PARKGENE professional parking services on July 3rd, preceded by our June 4th launch of the PARKGENE web application, the GENE Wallet enhancements, and the PARKGENE website.

Following our strategic decision to integrate the PARKGURU professional parking service with PARKGENE, to provide a better user experience and convenience, the PARKGENE service will feature over 6 million parking spots in 8 thousand cities including more than 50 locations and 8 thousand professional parking spots ready to accept cryptocurrency payments: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and GENE tokens.

Since our last communication, there are 11 thousand additional subscribers to the GENE Wallet, which facilitates these transactions. Last, but not least, there is a growing number of peer-to-peer spaces listed by PARKGENE early adopters, who used the PARKGENE web application to list their private parking spots.

Please stay tuned for more details regarding the PARKGENE application launch on Tuesday.

Nikolas Skarlatos, CEO
PARKGENE

 

 

June 4, 2018 – Launching: GENE Wallet Android app, Website, Mobile Web Application, and PARKGENE Android app.

June 4, 2018 – Launching: GENE Wallet Android app, Website, Mobile Web Application, and PARKGENE Android app.

 

Dear PARKGENE supporters,

We are happy to announce that after an intense few weeks of final development and testing we are launching the new GENE Wallet Android Application, the new GENE Wallet website, and the GENE Wallet Mobile Web Application. You can find all the information on the GENE Wallet here: https://genewallet.io/

These milestones achievements are significant, since the GENE Wallet is the cornerstone of the PARKGENE Peer to Peer parking application and payments implementation. Furthermore, the GENE Wallet Mobile Web Application allows iOS users to access all the GENE Wallet features while we continue working with Apple to launch an iOS native mobile app.

One more thing!
In the next 24 hours, as promised, we will also launch the PARKGENE Mobile app for Android with full peer-to-peer parking functionality. The new PARKGENE Mobile app, besides it’s p2p nature, also inherits the DNA of the PARKGURU application and with it over 50 thousand users and over 16 thousand professional parking spots.

With these releases, PARKGENE stays well ahead of its development roadmap and will continue working hard to continue providing value to the ecosystem.

The PARKGENE Team

PARKGENE – GENE Token listed on Hotbit

May 30, 2018

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the upcoming listing of the GENE token on Hotbit, an up-and-coming exchange with a very active and experienced global team, top-notch technology, and a strong Blockchain vision.

The upcoming listing on Hotbit is another major milestone hit by the PARKGENE team, which within two months since the ICO’s successful completion, have launched the GENE Wallet, the new PARKGENE website, the peer-to-peer parking spot listing service, two major GENE Wallet enhancements, and have achieved listings on CoinMarketCap and several other cryptocurrency market information resources.

“We are delighted to partner with Hotbit, a highly respected cryptocurrency exchange, we would like to thank them for the cooperation during this process. We also take this opportunity to reiterate to PARKGENE backers that we will keep achieving the goals we have set, and continue building up our strong momentum in supporting the GENE token, our development, and our business milestones. We are most grateful for your continued support.” Nikolas Skarlatos, CEO of PARKGENE

The GENE token will commence trading on May 31st, according to the following schedule:

2018.5.31  10:00 (UTC+8)  open deposit

2018.5.31  15:00 (UTC+8)  open GENE/BTC trading pairs

2018.5.31  17:00 (UTC+8)  open withdrawal

For more information please visit: https://goo.gl/xGYuTD

Please stay tuned to our community channels for all new PARKGENE developments.

The Parkgene Team