ParkMobile has launched its service for more than 350 spaces around the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.

With the recent COVID-19 crisis, University leaders are encouraging the community to pay through the app instead of at the meter to prevent the spread of the virus.

ParkMobile has more than 19m users and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking with the ParkMobile app, a user enters the zone number posted on stickers and signs around the parking space.

The user then selects the amount of time needed and touches the ‘Start Parking’ button to start the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device without having to return to the meter.

The launch of ParkMobile at The University of Alabama expands the company’s footprint in the State. The app is currently available in Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery.

There are more than 7m users of the ParkMobile app across the South East region in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, the Carolinas, Tennessee and more. ParkMobile is also available at many colleges and universities, including the University of Georgia, University of North Carolina, Florida State University and University of Virginia.

“ParkMobile is a leader in technology-driven parking solutions, and utilising their service will provide our campus community a safer and smarter way to pay for campus parking on their mobile device,” said University of Alabama associate director of Parking, Amy Haines.

“We know many of our students come from cities where the app is already widely used, making this an easy transition for our campus.”