Honk Launches at 20 Universities and Colleges Across Canada

Honk, the Innovative App Transforming Parking in North America, is Providing Student Parking at Campuses Across Canada Just in Time for Back-to-School

TORONTO, Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HonkMobile, North America’s fastest and most convenient way to find and pay for parking, is set to embark on a record-breaking 2017 back-to-school season. The leading parking payment and reservation system is available at 20 University and College campuses across Canada - dominating the postsecondary mobile parking market. Driven by increased driver demand, Honk will continue to expand its parking inventory at other postsecondary institutions over the next year.

The market for mobile payment at on-campus parking is continuing to rise, and Honk is honing in on this youth dominated market that relies on their mobile device for almost every day-to-day task. Honk’s Year-To-Date transactional dollar volume at postsecondary schools is up 30% this year - already blowing 2016 out of the water, and the fall semester has only just begun.

The Honk app allows students and staff to seamlessly search, pay for, and top up parking directly from their smartphone, tablet or computer. Users receive a 15-minute reminder before their parking expires and the app allows them to buy additional time remotely, preventing costly tickets. Honk is all about making paying for parking at postsecondary institutions seamless and a natural part of everyday student life. Honk is often integrated with student cards as a method of payment within the Honk app to allow students to seamlessly access and pay for parking.

“We know student life can be hectic, and we’re doing our part to help alleviate the stress of parking,” said Honk Founder & CEO Michael Back. “Education is the key to a successful future and we’re confident our app will meet the needs of students and take some of the stress out of the school year. There is great demand for our services among postsecondary institutions and we are thrilled to improve the management of their inventory and reduce schools’ costs. We’ve seen 20% user growth at postsecondary institutions since 2016 and we expect a tremendous increase as students head back to school this fall.”

Honk goes beyond simply making students' lives easier at universities and colleges, the app has seen tremendous adoption and endorsement from parents of students. There’s a large percentage of parents who install the app on their kids’ phone so they can manage and oversee parking purchases and money flow. In addition to students and parents, faculty and visitors make up a large proportion of postsecondary parking users.

“I’ve been parking with Honk for years now, and love it!” said Algonquin College Student, Madison Mclellan. “It’s stressful enough being a student and juggling a part time job to pay for school - the last thing I want to do is worry about my parking session running late when at a study session in the library. Being able to top up remotely is a life-saver!”

Now students can hit that snooze button one more time because Honk is making campus parking fast and worry-free. Determined to make parking an afterthought – leaving more time to worry about submitting that midterm paper on time!

About HonkMobile:
Honk is North America’s leading provider of both on-demand mobile payments and advance reservations for parking. Honk’s innovative cloud-based technology streamlines parking by allowing users to search, pay for, and top up parking from their mobile phone, tablet or any internet connected device.

Honk is already accepted at over 800 locations and 150,000 parking spaces across Canada and the United States. Using a single account, motorists can pay for parking anywhere Honk is accepted across North America.

The HonkMobile app can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android at www.honkmobile.com or via the App Store or Google Play.

HonkMobile is available at the following Universities and Colleges across Canada:

  • Western
  • U of Windsor
  • Algonquin College
  • Conestoga College
  • Wilfrid Laurier
  • MacEwan
  • Lakehead
  • UBC
  • UBC Okanagan
  • Sheridan College
  • Conrad Grebel
  • Mohawk College
  • U of Lethbridge
  • Lethbridge College
  • John Abbott College
  • Keyano College
  • U of A
  • St. Lawrence College



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