It was co-created by Chris Sheldrick, who developed an interest in postcodes and location services after visitors to his childhood home in rural Hertfordshire were ‘rarely able to locate [the] house’.
The app works by dividing the world into three-metre squares. It then assigns each square a unique three-word combination, calling upon a dictionary for 40,000 words.
By tapping a button on the app, users can deduce a unique location code in seconds which can then be shared to pinpoint an exact location.
Currently, 46 UK bodies – including police, fire, ambulance and coast guard services – have signed up.
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