New App Uses Photo Sharing to Shame “Parking Douches”

Have you ever walked out to your car and seen someone abysmally parked next to you, or up on the sidewalk? Even if they aren’t blocking you in specifically, didn’t you wish there was a way — other than leaving a less than professional note — to let people know that the owner of this car is a jerk? Well, the people over at the Moscow Newspaper The Village decided to takle this problem (which is apparently much worse in Russia) head on by designing and releasing Parking Douche, an Android app that publicly shames bad parkers.

With PD, Moscow residents can snap a photo of the car and the license plate, and the app will then start broadcasting it as a banner add/pop to local IP addresses. So people working in the area get their work interrupted as they are informed that someone in the area is being a jerk. Here’s a vide with a few more details:

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Brandon


  • Jake

    Wow, one douchey turn begets another.  The last thing I would give a damn about is how some idiot is parking, especially if some obnoxious app interrupts me, while I’m trying to mind my own damn business, to tell me so.  I hope those pop-ups are optional!

  • perceptionalreality

    Sadly it only works in Russia. You can download it here in the U.S. but not all of the features are available. :( 

  • Joseph Mietus

    This is on the absolute fringes of what I’d consider photography-related news. 

  • 9inchnail

    So I’m sitting in my office, minding my own business, doing what I’m getting paid for and all of a sudden BAM… pop-up that tells me that someone is has parked his car in a nonpleasing way somewhere in the neighbourhood. Why would I care?
    Send the picture to the police so they can fine that guy. 

  • sean
  • John Flores

    Join the Citizen-Photographers @ You Park Stupid!