OsmAnd Parking plugin is a free plugin working with the main OsmAnd Maps and Navigation app on both Android and iOS devices. It keeps the information about the exact location of your car and helps you keep track of time. All you have to do is set the type of parking you are using (with or without a time limit) and set the alarm if needed.
How it operates
Let's say you went on a vacation in your car and parked it to go for a walk around the city. How to make sure you find your vehicle when it's time to go back? The easiest way is to save its location with a plugin. It marks the exact location of your car and helps you find it without memorizing the street name or the number of turns to the block where you left it. Just enjoy your trip and do not let anything bother you. Do not worry about the limited parking time: you can easily set an alarm with any calendar app you're using to get a reminder when it's time to return.
How to use
To use the plugin, you'll have to enable it in the app menu-> Plugins-> 'Parking Position'.
To place a parking marker to the map, make a long tap on a location and select Actions-> 'Mark as parking position'. You'll be able to choose the one with or without a time limit. You can also add a reminder to your calendar. Just check the box 'Add a notification to the calendar application'. Remember to set your notification to be issued on time. Otherwise, calendar may save it as an event and not notify you. To disable or enable the parking widget which is necessary to find your parking location, please go to app menu-> Configure screen-> 'Parking'.
To activate the Parking plugin in iOS, you need to go to the app menu->Maps & Recourses menu, then switch to the 'Plugins' menu and turn the plugin on. Now go back to the map. Make a long tap on the spot where your car is. You can use the location finder by tapping the 'target button' on the right first. Then you'll see a menu in the bottom: use Actions-> Add Parking option on the right. You can choose parking with unlimited time or with the limited one. If you select the second one, the app will add an event to your calendar saying 'Pickup the car'. You'll normally get a reminder when the time runs out and will be able to view, close or snooze it.
To disable or enable the parking widget which is necessary to find your parking location, please go to app menu-> Configure screen-> 'Parking Position'. At the top of the screen you can always see the direction and distance information to your Parking lot in line with Map Markers.
To delete your parking point you should tap on it and click Dismiss.
Please note that the reminders are often set to appear 5 minutes before the event, so if you set the parking time limit to less than 5 minutes, you might not get a reminder.
You'll see the parking marker on the map, as well, so if you need to return to the parking spot, just tap on the destination bar on the top and the parking place will be displayed directly on the map.
OsmAnd Parking is a simple yet handy tool helping you with parking, especially at new locations.