SnooCODE was designed from the ground up to work independent of the network infrastructure (even in phones witout sim-cards).
This has implications for people in rural areas, urban dwellers on low incomes who can’t afford internet and mission critical functions like the police and ambulance which can’t afford to deal with network outages or lack of internet access etc. They need a system that works 100% of the time without fail. We do all this with accuracies down to 25cm and beyond.
This has revolutionary implications for everything from sanitation, public health to postal services and other public services and e-commerce.
A SnooCODE is essentially a 6 or 7-digit alphanumeric geolocation code that acts like a UK post code or a US Zip Code, except over 200 times more precise. It can be used to provide directions to any location and is accurate to within less than 25cm.
What We Do
We've spent a lot of time learning the missing parts required for building a successful addressing system by living and working in Africa, while not making any of the usual compromises.
We recognised early on that:
Governments need an addressing system that is socially inclusive. With SnooCODE, all people need to know is the ABCs and 123s.
Public organisations and businesses require tools to manage deliveries efficiently and cheaply on mobile phones, without relying on the network infrastructure or huge computational power.
Trust is a big trust issue in the developing world, so we developed a robust way of verifying transactions in supply chains even without network infrastructure.
Technologies like drones are more valuable in Africa today for surveying territorial waters, agricultural inspections, cell site surveys, news coverage, etc. Consequently, SnooCODE has been integrated safely into drones. It leverages on the drones development kit and the SnooCODE addressing system for location information (accuracy of less than 25cm).