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Locate

Shorten physical addresses to a 6 digit code

what3words 3.0

Helping everyone talk about everywhere

New app, now with saved locations. what3words enables people to identify and share any precise location using just three words. The world has been divided into a grid of 3m x 3m squares each with a unique address. It works in multiple languages, offline and is easier to use that GPS and more accurate than street addressing.

Financial Times
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The Economist
LAST year, a brush fire threatened the home of Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt, who lives in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar. Instead of giving the fire brigade his address, though, Mr Ganhuyag had to guide them to the blaze by describing a series of landmarks along the way.
TechRadar
One of the biggest running jokes in tech is the 'we want to change the world for the better' trope coming from Silicon Valley companies. With Facebook changing its entire mission statement to be about changing the world for the better, it seems like an ideal time to question whether a tech company can truly be the servant of two masters: the good of society … See more
The Telegraph
Postcodes are "no longer fit for purpose" as three in four people in the UK have an address that does not lead directly to the door of their home or business, according to new research.
TED
With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one.
Nytimes
As a young reporter, I lived in Managua, Nicaragua. The city had been leveled by an earthquake in 1972 and never rebuilt. It was still a bit of a moonscape. It's different now, but back then few streets had names and the houses had no addresses - not as we know them, anyway.
Fortune
Daimler has taken a 10% stake in what3words, a startup whose addressing system will be integrated in Mercedes-Benz's new vehicles.
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Navisens

Indoor & outdoor location without beacons, WiFi, or GPS

Navisens is a location platform which doesn’t rely on beacons, WiFi, or GPS. We use the accelerometers & gyroscopes inside smartphones. Works anywhere, no need to install hardware or “fingerprint” the building!

Native SDK for iOS & Android, cloud version coming soon.

Try the cloud version right in your browser, no app download required!

Bloomberg.com
There are a few early clues that a startup will be successful, according to market researcher Quid: Have the company's founders worked together before? Is the business in a hot sector, one where many other new startups are also focusing? Has it raised funding at a quick pace?
TechCrunch
Whether you're clumsily attempting to find where your Uber is parked or trying to find your friend at a crowded venue, it's clear that GPS has some major limitations that need to be fixed. Navisens wants to gather reliable mapping data from users' smartphones without even touching GPS, instead relying on sensors like the gyroscope and accelerometer to track … See more
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