Clay Shooting

App is a po­ten­tial life­saver

- Mobile Technology · Mobile Apps · Tech · David Bryan · Belgium · Android · Iceland · Austria · Belarus · United Kingdom

Thanks to sub­scriber David Bryan for writ­ing in to sug­gest read­ers might like to know about a new phone app that could help shoot­ers sum­mon help in re­mote ar­eas. It’s called What3­words, and can be in­stalled on IOS and An­droid de­vices through the rel­e­vant app store. You can then iden­tify your lo­ca­tion any­where in the world with a code con­sist­ing of three words. Each three-word code is unique to a 3m x 3m square. The pa­tio at the EJ Churchill Shoot­ing Ground club­house, for in­stance, is ///melons.nur­tures.par­ent.

That’s the cen­tral part of the pa­tio, mind – that pa­tio ac­tu­ally cov­ers 16 sep­a­rate squares, so you could spec­ify which um­brella you’re sit­ting un­der if you needed to meet up with friends, for ex­am­ple.

The app could be a life­saver in a more se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion, such as a shooter or ground staff be­ing in­jured on a re­mote part of a shoot­ing ground.

What3­words is rapidly be­ing adopted by UK emer­gency ser­vices, and works with your phone’s GPS even where there is no phone sig­nal. So you could, for ex­am­ple, check the three-word ref­er­ence then go for help, know­ing that you could di­rect res­cuers to the pre­cise spot.

You can find out more at www. what3­, or search ‘what 3 words’ on your phone’s app store.

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This three word code spec­i­fies the cen­tre of the pa­tio at EJ Churchill

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