There's a new app about and this one is saving lives! Police are urging everyone to download What3words as it's a new essential when it comes to emergencies (and for your everyday life too!)
What3words is already being used by emergency services and it can help response times if you have an accident. This app divides the whole world into 3M squares, assigning each a three-word code that can help pinpoint your exact location in times of trouble.
"We have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change." these are "are easy to say and share, and are as accurate as GPS coordinates." -What3words.
It can also help rescue services to find you if you are lost as shown in this BBC article where the app helped to save lives.
But it's also really useful for your everyday life:
- It can help your parcels and post get to your exact postal address when postcodes aren't enough.
- It can help you arrange meet-ups with your friends and family.
- It can help you find where you parked your car in a busy carpark
- It can help you find your tent at a festival
- It can even help you
The app is available in 35 languages and if you have the app downloaded, you do not need a phone signal to find your three-word location in an emergency.
So, download it now and share it with your friends and family, because it could save lives.
Download What3words here.