Brilliant idea Forget addresses! This is the best idea for locating a person. The only thing that needs attention would be elevation.
Update: Okay, if you have GPS on, then you can select the map without logging in. The app still needs "location" services on. It would be better to be able to use the app without giving up your current location. Original: Why the hell should I need a login for this? Not interested, uninstalled the app before use :(
Good, but I like the concept and the app works fine on my Samsung S5 but to be really effective at addressing it does need to cater for altitude in some form. Without that the same three words could be describing a basement or an apartment 100 floors above it. Also, as an addressing or navigation system it's useless without a computer of some sort. ie You can't just say 3 words to someone and expect them to be able find the place or even know in which direction they should be moving. The 3 words simply don't give any idea of proximity or direction. The compass is good but I think this system really needs to get Google and Here onboard. On the plus side, the marketing potential is great particularly if a place could be assigned words chosen by the owner of that place. (difficult given the need to be unique & would probably require a DNS type system to run it but an interesting thought especially as a tie to web addresses) Overall, good idea. three words are far easier to remember than Lat. Lon. figures.
Excellent...but some requests Requests: offline map, favourites, autorotate screen. The compass points 45 to 90 degrees anti-clockwise of correct direction on my Xperia Z2 tablet (maybe it is confused between landscape & portrait). I do not think this is a fault in Xperia compass because a separate compass app does not have this problem.
Silly waste of time The app works fine, and the concept is cute, but the system falls over with high rise residences, and the grid is far too fine. Even a 20m square would be excessive. If you're trying to solve the mail delivery issue, what's wrong with using centralised local delivery points like general stores and post offices?
Brilliant idea, sticky app Idea is great but the android app on my phone is fairly useless. Doesn't search properly and just stalls a lot. Also gives different 3 words if I use the auto location to typing in my postal address so there seems to be some likelihood of confusion.
- Mongolian 3 word addresses now available offline with more languages coming soon
- UI and performance improvements for faster and more efficient searching of 3 word addresses
- A few bug fixes
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