Find Postboxes helps you locate nearby post boxes and post offices wherever you are in the world. It can also tell you the last collection times at many of these to help you catch the last post!
Search for postboxes and post offices around your current location, or look for a mailbox in another area via a simple place name or postcode search. Pick the box you want and call up a route map directly to it from your current location. Distances can be displayed in metric or imperial units (configured in the application preferences).
Not all areas feature complete coverage yet although most major (and many not so big) metropolitan areas have excellent coverage. We're adding more postbox locations to the database daily so the data will only ever improve, and even if we don't know about your absolute closest mailbox we'll normally have one nearby which might be good enough in many situations.
Are we missing boxes in your area? Add them straight from the app! Simply stand next to the postbox with your iPhone and press "update" to give us the coordinates, then "add" and you're done! If you want, you can enter the postal operator and the last collection times (as written on the front of the post box), but those are not required for a basic submission. We'll figure out the name of the street you're on and e-mail you to confirm your data. We'll then feed your update back into our database and add the postbox to OpenStreetMap so that the data is made openly available (including to those without an iPhone).
Find Postboxes uses the built in GPS on the iPhone to get your current location, but can also locate an iPod Touch in built-up WiFi areas. If your location cannot be determined automatically then you can always enter your post code to get started. Please note that an internet connection is required to get location and map data. Postbox data is provided by OpenStreetMap and all edits are submitted back to this project too.