It's promo time! If you're looking for an interesting app to download, you may want to try out 3Words. 3Words is a third party client for the what3words service. Until this app made its way to my inbox, I had never heard of the service before but it's a pretty neat one. The service is all about making addresses simpler. Instead of a big long address, it assigns three words to a 3mx3m square on a map. So, if you wanted to give directions to someone all they need is three words, plus of course the 3Words app to find the destination.
It's a pretty neat idea. Three words a certainly easier to remember than street name, city, postcode and all the rest. Or even using longitude and latitude coordinates. This is great for large venues. For example, have you ever tried to meet up with folk at festivals and asked them to meet you at such and such a place. With an app like 3Words, since it works within a 3mx3m square, you could give them your three word address and they could find exactly where you are. It's an app I'm going to try out a bit more. If you'd like to try out the app you can grab one of 1000 free copies of the app.
To download a free copy of 3Words, follow the instructions below.
- Open up BlackBerry World
- Swipe down from the top and tap Redeem
- Enter promo code 3words
- You should see a green Free icon, tap the icon to download
3Words usually costs $0.99 and is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.