What exactly is What3Words

You know, we really love What3Words.

Never heard of What3Words?

Well, allow me to explain..

Imagine it’s a dark rainy night and all you want to do is get to a warm place where you can finally put your feet up and watch the telly.

But, you’re staying somewhere you’ve never been to before and the rain is making it really hard to see the house numbers.

Sure, you’ve got a post code but you still can’t quite pinpoint the place because you’re unfamiliar with the area and you’re not sure if the owner of the place is going to take your call at such a late hour.

We know that finding your apartment is not always straightforward the first time you rock up. Not only that but we know that there are times when the key safe is nowhere near the building entrance. So now you need another set of directions to get the key. And key safes don’t have postcodes.

We know that finding your apartment quickly and getting inside smoothly is important and that’s why we help you by using an app called What3Words.

How does it work?

It’s simple, What3Words uses, well…. 3 words, to pinpoint locations on maps that are just 3m x 3m in size.

Let’s say you want to meet someone at Buckingham Palace. Well, do you mean by the gates to the palace, at the Queen Victoria Memorial or on the edge of St. James’ Park where there’s a great view.

Using What3Words, you can pinpoint the exact location of the gates of Buckingham Palace with just 3 words; in this case it would be harsh.poems.remote

Notre Dame in Paris could be snooze.pounce.removing , but if you wanted to meet on a park bench on the bridge near the entrance to Notre Dame, you could go to universe.notion.meaning

The same is true for front doors and key safes for Nest Apartments.

How do I get it?

All you have to do is download the app and enter your 3 words and you’ll see exactly where you need to go.

It’s available on Apple and Android phones and, best of all, is free to use.

It’s just one of the ways we make life a little easier for you.


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