Along with the annual barrage of "best of lists for 2014" comes an entry from the "worst of" lists—CityLab's "awkward to awful" apps aimed at urbanites.
Dec 30, 2014 CityLab
A San Francisco city attorney spokesman used some colorful language in response to MonkeyParking's recent act of defiance against the city.
Jun 29, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle
A "cease-and-desist letter" was sent June 23 to MonkeyParking, a Rome-based tech startup that developed and markets an app that allows motorists to auction public parking spaces beginning at $5. The city attorney demanded shut-down by July 11.
Jun 25, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle
The MonkeyParking app works similarly to sharing economy stars Airbnb or Uber, except for sale is an inside line on parking spaces. That means that private users would be auctioning the use of public space. That can't be legal, can it?
May 7, 2014 Uptown Almanac