PayByPhone is now offering a new method of searching for your parking location. The improved look and map feature will now allow you to park via the map, interacting with the nearby locations and allow you to pin your vehicle.
You will still be able to do a manual search and access your recent parking via the favourites tab.
To use the maps feature, first ensure that your locations services are turned ON.
When you first launch the app, you can swipe up for the map view. You will note that the Park button has been removed.
From the landing screen, tapping into the search bar and manually search for location number, tapping on the nearby suggestion, sliding up the VIEW MAP card and switch to map view.
The tip will disappear as soon as you tap on "VIEW MAP".
Maps will only appear at locations that support this functionality.
Depending on the location set up, you can search three ways: i) Points 2) Lines 3)Polygons
Tapping on a pin will provide location details. Tapping 'more info' will reveal parking time limit, accepted payment methods, and parking messages if available. Click PARK to start a parking session. You can dismiss or deselect by tapping anywhere on the map or they can clear the search by tapping on cancel (X). The locate me button will only appear when a location is selected.
Tapping on a line will show location details. Tapping 'more info' will reveal parking time limit, accepted payment methods, and vendor messages if available. Click PARK to start a parking session. To dismiss and deselect, swipe the parking information card down. The locate me button will only be seen if there is no location selected.
Polygons (Currently on available in France)
Tapping in a zone opens the map and immediately suggests so the user can start parking immediately. Otherwise, tapping on a zone will show location details. Tapping 'more info' will reveal parking time limit, accepted payment methods, and vendor messages if available. Click PARK to begin parking. To dismiss and deselect, swipe the parking information card down. The locate me button will only be seen if there is no location is selected.
Manual location number entry (Nearby Locations feature)
Tapping on the manual search from the landing screen will display the list view with the keyboard up. You have the option to type in the location number or search for an address. Entering their location number will direct you to the parking flow. Tapping cancel will take you back to their previous screen.
Pinning a Vehicle
You can now pin your vehicle by tapping on floating vehicle button.Tapping PIN VEHICLE will pin the vehicle on that location. Tapping on CANCEL or on the map will discard the action and will go back to default map view. A *confirmation toast will appear for few seconds and disappear by itself.
*toast confirmation is a notification that stays screen for 5–6 seconds and this disappears without any action.
Please note that the PayByPhone “Nearby” feature is offered to users as a means to suggest locations that are close to a vehicle, users are nevertheless responsible for confirming that they have entered the correct parking location by checking the signage prior to completing a transaction.