Now navigate Indian roads offline with LinCodes

One can search for any location, or generate a LinCode for a particular location and share it with anybody else

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NextEra Softech, a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firm incorporated in 2016, has launched an app that to reduce even the most complex of addresses to a 12-digit code that can lead anybody directly to the exact location. Being from the real estate industry, the company founder Pramod Rathi decided to develop an easy way to share addresses and locations without the hassle of communicating perplexing directions.

Dubbed as LinCodes (Location Index Number), the company explains that its is a well-defined Digital Addressing System for India that can transform pincodes in a detailed and convenient manner. For this, India was overlaid into a grid of 10ft X10ft squares, which divided the country into over 360 billion squares. This was done for easy accessibility, with each square assigned a unique 12-digit address in numerical form, leading to a very well-defined system to locate or communicate any location.

“A poor addressing system may seem no more than a minor annoyance, but it definitely hampers growth and development, at times, even costing lives. In such situations, it becomes increasingly important for everyone from a lay person to emergency services to be able to communicate even the most complex of addresses in the most accurate and simple way possible,” said Pramod Rathi, Founder, NextEra Softech.

This method also provides a defined way to lead anybody to a particular location, as every place will now have a precise address instead of a long conventional address. One can search for any location, or generate a LinCode for a particular location and share it with anybody else. One can also reach to the destination using the app’s ‘Direction’ feature.

Also, one can save and create a list of multiple LinCodes for frequent use, and based on privacy settings, people can view and access these saved locations, which can easily lead them to the exact location.

LinCodes screenshot

The app can be downloaded on Android, iOS as well as on Windows. Once the app is open, you can search for a particular location to get its LinCode, or enter a known LinCode to find the location. What’s interesting is that the app does not require internet connectivity for operation, neither does it depend on GPS and latitude/longitude, thus making it accessible even with internet hindrances.

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