We used the What3Words app to find classical landmarks – and the results were beyond perfect
20 August 2019, 10:22 | Updated: 20 August 2019, 10:26
By Helena Asprou
Penned as ‘an app that could save your life’, What3Words is the latest app to break the Internet – in a really good way. We tried it on our favourite classical music spots…
What3Words allows users to search for any address in the world, before presenting them with three unique code words.
Covering every three-metre square of space on the planet, the app’s code words are as accurate as GPS coordinates and offer all sorts of wonderful benefits, from meeting friends and family more easily to requesting emergency aid.
The idea for the app came about when former music industry professional, Chris Sheldrick, noticed that organising live events in different countries was a struggle thanks to poor addressing.
He found it frustrating enough that drivers had been unloading his equipment in the wrong places, but the icing on the cake was when a keyboard player called him and said: “Chris, don’t panic, but we may have just sound-checked at the wrong wedding.”
We tried out the app on the world’s greatest classical music landmarks – and some of the results were just way too perfect.