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.

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Reviews

  • Valerio Neri
    Valerio NeriGeneralist / IT & Processes
    Pros: 

    easy

    localized

    urgently needed

    Cons: 

    needs broad adoption, so help spread the word

    I attended a talk today and fell in love with this idea - help spread the word, imagine how much e-commerce companies can save if they get more addresses right and as a consumer how many benefits you have with a precise, easy to remember and to tell adress

    Valerio Neri has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Precise addresses

    Cons: 

    Not everyone knows about what3words yet!

    Can’t wait for the voice feature to launch

    Ashley Cashion has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
What makes this more efficient than Google's recently launched Plus Codes, @giles_rhys_jones?
Giles Rhys Jones
Giles Rhys JonesMaker@giles_rhys_jones
@amrith what3words is more memorable, less prone to error and designed for voice input | For example, when talking to a machine saying, ‘Nine, C, Three, X, G, Q, C, W plus H, P’ is much longer and more difficult to communicate than simply saying ‘index home raft’.
Yury Molodtsov
Yury Molodtsov@y_molodtsov · Day One Ventures
@amrith @giles_rhys_jones but Plus Codes aren't language-dependent, open-source (if I remember correctly) and Google Maps actually implements them.
Gökçe Ozan Toptaş
Gökçe Ozan Toptaş@gokceozantoptas · Communications @ WFP Turkey
@amrith words are easier to convey than random characters?
Rich Peterson
Rich Peterson@richp_ · Business Process Consultant 🚀
W3W is brilliant with so many interesting use cases.
Tom Sp
Tom Sp@tom_sp · Web dev. Internets enthusiast.
Curious thing: there is a line crossing http://w3w.co/voguer.résistons.e... frop north to south where words are in French at the left, in English at the right. How this can happen?
Oliver Jundt
Oliver Jundt@ojundt · Founder of Snackbot
Came across this recently in a geocaching puzzle. Never heard of it before but like it! Simple idea and just works.