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    New Mobile Applications

    The City of Grand Rapids Mobile GR & Parking Department recognizes that informing

    our customers is going to be key to their successfully understanding and choosing the
    new parking and transportation options that fits their lifestyle.

    To help market, educate and communicate these options to the public, we are utilizing
    two new free mobile apps – GR Park and myStop Mobile – that smart phone users can
    download to instantly navigate their array of downtown travel and parking opportunities.

    GR Park

    This app helps eliminate the challenges of finding parking in Grand Rapids. The app
    displays real-time parking availability for parking facilities in the downtown area, sorted
    by proximity to the customer. The app also provides useful information to help visitors
    make smart choices.

    myStop Mobile

    myStop Mobile provides real-time traveler information with an easy-to-navigate user
    interface, including such features as:
    Trip planning
    Real-time vehicle arrival information
    Accurate route and stop map views
    Alerts so you don’t miss your bus
    Walking directions to any stop
    “Nearest Stops” tool lists closest stops by distance

    The Rapid is one of 19 public transportation authorities across the United States that
    syncs with myStop Mobile.

    How to Download GR Park and myStop Mobile:

    On your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
    Go to the App Store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to browse apps. When you find
    an app that you want, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the app.
    2. To buy an app, tap the price on the right side of the screen, then tap Buy.
    To get a free app, tap Get on the right side of the screen, then tap Install.
    3. If asked, enter your Apple password. You can also use Touch ID for app
    The app then downloads to your device.
    Some apps let you make additional purchases within the app. If you set
    up Family Sharing, you can use Ask to Buy to help control app downloads and in
    app purchases. Learn more about in-app purchases.

    On your Android:
    1. Tap the Apps icon in the bottom-right of the home screen.
    2. Swipe left and right until you find the Play Store icon. Tap it.
    3. The first time you tap here, you may be prompted to sign in with your Google
    credentials and payment information. It will also prompt you to allow backup of
    apps to your Google account, and require you to accept the terms and
    4. Tap the magnifying glass in the top-right, type in the name of the app you’re
    looking for, and tap the magnifying glass on the keyboard to execute the search.​
    Some suggestions will pop up below the search box as you type, which you can
    tap to reach directly. The search term can also be more general to find any apps
    that focus on a topic or keyword.
    5. Tapping the three dots on the right side of each entry will provide options to
    install right away or add the app to a wishlist for future reference.
    6. Tapping the box itself will provide more details for that app, including
    screenshots, video, a description, and reviews from users like you. Tap the Install
    button at the top to start downloading. You will be prompted to provide certain
    device permissions for the installation to continue.
    7. Ongoing downloads and installations will show as icons in the notification bar at
    the top of the screen. Swipe down from the top for a detailed look.
    8. Once the download and installation are complete, you can tap the Open button in
    the Play Store listing, or tap the icon from the notification tray to open your app.
    Otherwise, the app will be accessible by tapping the Apps icon in the bottom of
    your home screen, assuming an icon hasn’t already been put on your home screen.​