what3words allows users to pinpoint any location on the globe using a unique 3-word combination. This allows users to relay exact (to 2 meters) locations to others in a format that is easier to remember than GPS coordinates. Users can access this functionality from their own applications using the free what3words API. All coordinates are latitude, longitude pairs in standard WGS-84 (as commonly used worldwide in GPS systems). The words used to label locations can be in 27 languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Swahili, Norwegian, and Russian.
We have added six APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in such categories as Translation, Recognition, Email and File Sharing. Also recently added were several SDKs for DreamFactory API platform and what3words location pinpoint service. Here's a rundown of the new additions.