Eircode has got a bad reception,Just like Irish Water it was thrown out there and caused  problems and today with Eircode people still reject the idea. Moving on from the obvious Eircode will be always an issue for some and for how I feel about it, well I see it from both sides,but leaning towards on the spend amount as a huge negative particularity with the public and I tend to agree on that sentiment. Being in the logistics business it is handy and times as is the standalone mapping apps such as HERE or Google and from testing mapping apps for many years it should be welcomed in the longterm given the amount spent which was by no means little…As I have mentioned the topic is of interest to me but only from the technical standpoint and to see how well this actually performs..

For someone who has  used maps over the years I still prefer to have a choice at hand such as HERE or Google,generally I use nothing else bar when testing,often the case those in testing are removed due to the lack of info and so on..Now with the likes of this app available there is choice for the consumer and choice is good,how the app performs after that is up to the people behind it..In my travel folder I have several apps that I use which are pictured below..

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This app is good,there is several alternatives out there such as Loc8/Point8 and you can use the standalone eircode homepage on your phone or tab and pin it to the homescreen,But we want apps these days and bookmarks dont cut it for the majority..

What is Autoaddress?

Autoaddress App is the easiest way to find Eircodes and share precise address location with anyone in Ireland. Completely free to use, this app is the solution for delivery drivers, sales people, service engineers and the general public to accurately locate properties and get directions using Eircode.

Delivery Driver Features

Get accurate directions to difficult to find addresses with Eircode.  Save your deliveries in the Autoaddress App, store contact phone numbers and other useful information. The app optimises your route by arranging your deliveries in the most efficient order. You can record your successful delivery (or if you were unable to deliver) saving the time of day and distance from the delivery location for verification. Get a Delivery Zone BETA code for each address that allows you to manually sort items and load your van.

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Sat navs that sent you to the wrong entrance 

Your Eircode points at your building, but sometimes navigation apps can choose the wrong street/entrance to navigate to, causing delays and unnecessary phone calls for directions.  If this issue affects your address simply report it and we’ll ensure everyone entering your Eircode in our app is directed to the correct access location, no matter what Navigation app they use.

You can read more about Autoaddress here and download the apps below in their respective stores should you want to try it..

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV.Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.