Rob and Guy Davenport created Locpin out of necessity. They lived in a house that was beautifully remote, but impossibly hard to find. According to digital maps, the Davenport family home was simply a gate next to an empty green field. In fact, the postcode could have been anything up to a mile from the front door. This inaccuracy meant that most delivery drivers simply hadn’t a clue where they lived, and parcel upon parcel went undelivered with the Davenports becoming increasingly frustrated.
Rob can remember giving one delivery driver endless directions on the phone only to watch him from their house on the hill driving back and forth past the driveway and finally driving off in frustration – without delivering the package. Rob and Guy became convinced there must be an easier way to communicate precisely where they lived and how to find them, so the Davenports built a prototype in their back bedroom, and the idea for Locpin was born!