Work with what3words

I am delighted to say I  do contracting work with what3words to create a public Javascript and a WordPress plugin simultaneously for them to market their product to the public and every end user and developer.

But who are these guys at what3words?

They are addressing the world

what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. They have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

The service can be used via the free mobile app or online map, and NOW anyone can use it on their own website. It can also be built into any other app, platform or website, with just a few lines of code.

About the Plugin

What the plugin I’m working on does, is turning any simple HTML form text field / form (for example checkout forms) automatically utilise what3word’s Autosuggest API. In other words as you start to type what3word addresses in a field, it will automatically offer you the best matches (autosuggesting) in a dropdown list. Doing this by connecting in the background to their API and returning suggestions. In order to use the plugins user must have on of their API keys, to register for one head up to their page.

In order to achieve this reducing all the heavy loading stuff had to done a few trick to make less requests. Coded using jQuery, task processing using Gulp and its powerful tools to process and minify SASS & Javascript, Browserify for bundling with Node’s CommonJS pattern.

Have a look on the jQuery plugin here.

At the same time carrying out work on WordPress plugin as well, that delivers easy to set up back-end admin.
Have a look on the plugin here.


Share it