Giving someone your address feels very “old-school” and what about those in developing nations, how do they share where they live when a street doesn’t even have a name. Addy tackles the archaic way we deal with addresses by providing a web URL to share instead.
The URL will lead visitors to a site which pinpoints the location and provides additional essential details, similar to what you would find when searching for a businesses on Foursquare or Google. Details such as directions, parking areas, or gate codes can be listed to unify the details in one spot. And if you move the URL moves with you, simply update the details to deliver an ‘Addy’ of your business or residence.
Directions and map details on go-to GPS applications are useful, but sometimes hinder the ability to find the exact location. This is especially true in emerging markets such as the UAE. Addy’s goal is to allow anyone to create their own standard for address sharing, one that isn’t limited to a street name rather is enveloped with the necessary details and descriptive language to actually be helpful.
After emerging from StartX, an incubator associated with Stanford—the company has thus far raised $300,000 from angels, including the Dorm Room Fund.