Addresses come in many forms, and the “Addy” is the application of visual digital processes to bring location-finding to real life. This little start-up began with the goal of solving the problem so common in the developing world: maps, but no addresses. The visual representation of a location is created and named by the user. It can be provided to anyone with Internet access with the push of a mouse. This is an interesting solution for the express industry in parts of the world lacking street addressing; combined with a mobile phone, it could be a great tourism tool. Users could use it to identify locations and crowd source information about an identified location. Or identify for friends where to meet for that end of afternoon libation- a little cafe which you just discovered in a back street off a boulevard around the corner from an old church, none of which have names!
How I wish we had this capability two weeks ago when our group of four people went in 4 directions in a new city without having settled on a rendez-vous point we all knew! Addy would have saved us the hour it took to collect all of us.
Click on the link above and you’ll see our Addy and you can make your own in less than a minute. If you think of new uses for the Addy, let the company know.