I worked with a team last year to launch the whooshka parking app (in December 2017) here in Melbourne Australia. I am learning to code as I go, and didnt build most of it, but it belongs to me. I am seriously considering open sourcing it, as that may be a faster way to solve urban congestion from parking. up to 75% of traffic is because people are looking for street parking.
Imagine where cars and smartphones automatically detect people leaving a parking spot (this is what Whooshka does) and suggests that to others in the vicinity.
Any tips on the pros and cons of opening it up to devs to tinker with and improve? I've also designed a specification (https://github.com/whooshka/restrictiondataspec) that standardises the description of any parking sign anywhere in the world.
What do you guys reckon? how best to tackle the problems of shitty parking with the tech we've developed?