No account needed: With Pittsburgh rollout complete, Meter Feeder looks to simplify paying for parking

Jim Gibbs wants to make parking in Pittsburgh easier and simpler to do, so he, alongside his co-founding partner Daniel Lopretto, launched Meter Feeder ? a mobile payment app for parking that officially became usable at all metered spaces governed by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority at the beginning of August.

While the app is designed to be simple to use at its core, Gibbs stressed the lack of needing to make an account is critical so that the Braddock-based startup can offer customers true user security. The app doesn’t require an email address or password to work, and any data that is stored, be it payment methods or vehicle license plate information, is all kept locally on the phone and not on the app’s servers.