My Kind of Technology

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My Kind of Technology

Of all the things that are frustrating in life, dealing with municipal government is high on the list. As an outsider, you have no understanding of the process, the timeline, or the heavy hand of bureaucracy.

According to pix11.com, A smartphone app offered in New York City makes it easy for users to address parking tickets.

Christian Fama and Ari Lemmel are the brains behind “Win it” – a new app that will fight parking tickets issued in New York on your behalf. If their legal team gets the summons dismissed, they collect half of what the city fined you. If you are found guilty, you just pay the fine and nothing else.

Most users send a photo of their ticket and Win It staff ask for additional information if needed. Then, Win It goes after the ticket with the absolute goal of getting it revoked. They deal with the red tape, are fully schooled in the process and say their success rate is 50 percent.

Win It’s leadership say they city should find the service helpful, as well. If a disputed ticket is not revoked, the app helps users transmit their payment expeditiously.

Works for me. Now I need an app like that to deal with my health insurance company.

Read the article here.

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

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