18 Aug '11, 1am

App helps drivers steer clear of 'summons auntie'

App helps drivers steer clear of 'summons auntie'

The Summon Auntie iPhone app allows users to warn others in the vicinity of the presence of a parking warden. By Irene Tham, Technology Correspondent In coffee shops, one can count on seeing motorists make a mad dash to their cars nearby when the coffee-shop keeper yells 'Auntie lai liao!'. The call in Hokkien signals the arrival of the parking warden - usually a white-uniformed middle- aged woman, hence the term 'auntie' - so being fleet-footed may mean escaping a parking fine. Technology has taken a leaf from this and given iPhone users an electronic 'early warning system' in the form of a free iPhone app called Summon Auntie. It has enjoyed 6,800 downloads since its launch on Aug 9, sending it to the top of the Singapore app chart in the last two days. The app counts on motorists banding together to watch one another's back. Upon sighting a summons auntie in the carpark...

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