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24 hours after Google released three location tools for its app developers, startups are already integrating the APIs into their products.

The founders of Valet stayed up all night to get the brand new API into their app as quickly as possible. Valet launched in April 2013 in the Google Play store to help people remember where they parked. It tags your parking location with a pin and reminds you when to pay the parking meter. You can set a timer for your meter and share the location on social media. There is, of course, no guaranteeing you will avoid fines, but it does cut down on the ‘human error’ often responsible for the tickets.

Founder Will Roman recently relocated to San Francisco from Austin to work at another startup. After “losing” his car a few times in the ...


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