Where did I Park My Car? Android Car Locators

By Steve McFarlane

For many it is not difficult to forget where they had parked their cars, and that is understandable because some parking lots are huge. Fortunately there is technology that can help people to find where they had parked their cars. We have identified two Android apps that were designed to help consumers find a parked car.

There are others but we chose the two most popular and highly rated ones; these also work well as geocaching apps. You can download any of these car finder apps by scanning the QR Code with a barcode scanner app.

Car Finder ARqr - Car Finder AR - Find a Parked Car

Car Finder AR - Find a Parked CarIf you loose your way in a very large car park or just can’t quite remember where you parked that car of yours, this app can help. Car Finder AR will help you find your way back to your car (up to 3) by giving walking or driving directions to where you left it. Other great features of the app include:

  • The ability to manage up to 3 cars
  • Driving/walking directions to your parked car
  • Home screen widget for saving a location with just one click
  • Parking timer and meter alarm
  • Location history
  • Shake to save the location of your parked car
  • Send/Email/SMS location to other phones
  • Augmented reality map or RADAR view to find your way back to a saved location
  • Saves location automatically on bluetooth disconnect
  • Store a log on Google Calendar

Car Locatorqr - Car Locator

Car Locator - Android car finder appThis Android car finder app also allows you to save your car’s location by shaking your phone, double-tapping the map or using the menu option. You can also make notes or take photos of the location, which is great for finding a car in a multistory parking lot. Standout features of Car Locator includes:

  • Notes and Photos for location
  • Shake to save
  • Save location manually
  • Parking timer
  • Map and Radar View
  • Location history
  • Send location to another phone

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Car Finder AR – Find a Parked Car

Car Locator – Android car finder app

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3 Responses to “Where did I Park My Car? Android Car Locators”

Fabio Da Soghe

In addition to your article we would like to inform you that we have just released a new Android Car finding app in the Android Market: Car Hound
Car Hound is an Android application that will easily let you go back to your car right where you parked it.
Besides the usual “Click on map”, “Shake to save” and “Save current position” features, Car Hound features an exclusive experimental way to save your parking place: the parking prediction! You turn it on and Car Hound will detect when and where you parked your car. When you want to get back to your car just ask Car Hound where you parked it!

Car Hound includes:
– Click on map
– Shake to save
– Save current position
– Parking prediction (completely customizable)
– Google Navigator seamless integration
– Google Street View seamless integration
– Parking history
– Route to car
– Map view modes (normal, satellite)
– Automatic parking position address detection
– Parking position notes
– and more…

Car Hound is available in the Android Market:
– Trial version (7 days): http://market.android.com/details?id=com.mousedogstudios.carhound.trial
– Unlimited version: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.mousedogstudios.carhound


There’s also Park-A-Lot 3D Car Locator.

Really cool 3D arrow along with map that points you in the direction of your car. I’ve tried just about all of these types of apps and this one was the easiest and most effective to use.

The free version doesn’t expire and records one location at a time. I’m going to try out the full version so I can save multiple locations (a feature I’ve been wanting)



“If you loose your way”

The word is lose. Loose is a completely different word with a completely different meaning. Would you write something like “I ‘loost’ my car keys”? I hope not.

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