MPLS Parking – Find Parking in Minneapolis
A Smarter Way to Park
USA, Inc. The MPLS Parking app, powered by ParkMobile, gives you a smarter way
to park in Minneapolis. Easily pay for on-street and off-street parking right
from your mobile device. You can also reserve parking...
I love this app. It works perfectly. I had to laugh at the reviewer who gave it one star because he couldn't remember his own password. I would give the reviewer one star, but I wouldn't blame the app. Then there was the reviewer who complained because there is a $0.25 charge per transaction. If it's too expensive, don't use it, but that doesn't make it a bad app. This app provides a service you cannot get by paying at the meter. You do not need to return to the meter to add more time. Very nice if you've gone to dinner and underestimated how long it would take. Just add 15 or 30 minutes with a few clicks while seated at dinner. Tell me that isn't worth $0.25.
Works when meter machines do not
I can’t think of a reason to use this app other than staying out of pouring rain or being confronted with a parking meter pay box that refuses to work. I arrived 30 minutes early for my clinic appointment, parked in a metered spot, and found that the pay box did not work. I watched two other customers have the same problem I did. Remembering that I could pay at any box, I tried again around the block. And again at a third, fourth, and fifth pay box. All failed in exactly the same way. I called 311, as suggested on the outside of the box. On hold with 8 people ahead of me. I gave my report, including the pay box number, and was told I could download this app to pay. By this time, I was late for my appointment, and had to walk a couple of blocks back to my car before I could continue registration. Having done so, I got to experience the joy of paying extra to feed a meter that refused both my credit card and my coins.
Never fumble at a meter station again
Essential app if you park a car in Minneapolis. Type in the meter number from inside your car, avoiding that dismal experience when you're stuck behind someone who can't operate the meter station. Get warnings when your meter is about to expire, extend time on the same meter. Well worth the 25¢ per use fee.
This app is a huge convenience for anyone who parks in mpls pay zones, but has a few bugs that have existed for a little too long. I’ve seen the first mentioned in other reviews - once every few days the app will crash and sign me out, which is not a huge deal, but will also forget all of my saved cars, payment information and favorited parking zones. The only fix I have found is a hard reset of the device. The app also shows every parking zone at the same location on the map (somewhere around Washington and 3rd downtown), meaning that the “Find My Car” option always leads the user to that location. For me not a problem, but for a first time user this could be intensely frustrating.
The prior version of this app was wonderful. It was really intuitive and functional. The new version is a disaster. No. It aspires to be a disaster. I can’t get it to ID the parking spot number that starts the process. I’ve deleted the app and reloaded it, spent time on help, prayed to the parking gods and nothing happened. Don’t try to change your default vehicle. That’s expressly forbidden by the app. I’m now back to parking, finding change and fuming at the developers that couldn’t leave well enough alone, test what they did or provide just a little support for us worthless users. But, the icing on the cake is that this is the only app that the city offers. Yay Minneapolis. Yay developers. Please give me a human to help me with this. I promise not to yell no matter how much I want to.
Very stable now
Latest version is stable - great job on the latest improvements. I haven’t seen any of the sign out issues from previous versions. I’m giving it 4 stars for the utility it provides, mainly the timer and the ability to add time remotely. Still not a fan of getting 3 separate emails from them every time I park, and the transaction fees feel exorbitant when you just need to stop somewhere for 15 minutes. Using the app is not that much faster than paying a meter, unless there’s a line at the meter.
Works well when it works
The app works well when it works. That said, the new version has one of the best examples of how not to design a user interface I’ve seen in a while. Options that force more decisions than are necessary, excessive prompting, and functions that invariably have issues if the server response is not *just* right. Also, your parking history and expiration notifications may or may not work (hint, local timer/alerts guys, not server push).
Server down can’t log in
Don’t count on the app to work. Nothing worse than finding parking during the snow emergency rules, only to have an app that doesn’t work. NOTE: If you are unable to log into the app, try from the web browser on your phone. Click the help button and you’ll eventually get there.
I love having the option to fill my meter via phone, rather than running outside to put more money in. I also like seeing a real time counter of how much time I have left. Very awesome app! I also live in Minneapolis and am a frequent meter parker, so this app is very necessary for a city person like me.
No Response from Support/Pymt Methods failing
I have loved this app. Used it for three years. No problems. As of Aug 15th my saved payment method don’t default in. I add in PayPal. Next day I can’t use PayPal. Only way I can pay is to delete the payment method so it can be added at the time I am parking. Very annoying! I send in a support ticket in Aug 16th. Heard nothing. No updates are available. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. Nothing. Tired of the app. Whatever was added in the latest release needs to be fixed ASAP. It’s now been a half of a month. No fix. TERRIBLE!!! Can I give a negative rating?
Don't forget your password
It works great until you forget your password. If so, you are up the creek. I've tried everything and can't get help from the vendor at all. I can't register with a different mail account because it only allows one account per phone number. The app has some serious bugs that need to be resolved for forgot password function by text using the mobile phone number and the reset by email function. I've emailed their support address and I guess my message goes into a black zen desk hole. Customer service is an F.
Make locations findable
The app is decent. The new release is better than the old one. But you need to do ONE THING, and one thing only. Catalog the parking spots and make them findable in the app for when I get to my desk and have forgotten what spot I parked in but know it was the second one from the intersection on the east side of the street. PLEASE. Also give me the ability to find open parking spaces using the app.
Trouble Adding Payment Methods
I generally enjoy using this app but for the last 2 months or so it has become unusable for me. It prompts me to add a payment method even though I have 3 payment methods already stored. If I do try to add another method, it only allows me to add the types I don’t already have in use. They aren’t in use bc I don’t use them (Visa Pass and Master Pass). Bc I can’t pay via the app, I can’t use the app, which makes it unusable.
No more running out to plug the meter!
This app rocks my world. No more quarters, no more searching for the pay station, and no more running to plug the meter. This app reminds you when your time is almost up; you can add time remotely. It even helps you find your car at the end of the night. Love!
Really great app
There are a lot of typical junk reviews below. My experience couldn't be better: rolled up, entered parking spot number, entered how long I wanted to park and that was it. App sent a few useful reminders as my session was about to expire. Happy to pay the trivial fee if $0.25 for how easy this was.
No. MPLS Parking does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 22,636 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for MPLS Parking Is 12.1/100.
No. MPLS Parking does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 22,636 MPLS Parking User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for MPLS Parking Is 12.1/100.
MPLS Parking works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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