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Rating: 4.5 (24,010) Cost: Free Downloads: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Glympse is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose.
When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device.
-- Awards & Press --
* "[Glympse] is one of those apps that's ingenious in its simplicity, insanely handy to have around, and just a little bit fun to boot." -CNET Reviews
* "Glympse: The Coolest Thing Your Smartphone Can Do" -Fast Company
* Named one of "15 Best Mobile Apps of 2011" -Mashable
-- User Testimonials --
***** "This app is awesome... I use it to show people where I am, my eta, to coordinate several people meeting at the same place coming from different directions... It gives people peace of mind, and the option to see it in a web browser is awesome for those who don't yet have the app. Also, it's nice that you can set the Glympse to expire upon arrival for saved battery life." - Bradley Dunham via iTunes
***** "Thanks u guys!!! This is so awesome! Now when my parents want to know where I am I just send them a Glymspe!!! Thnx!" -via Glympse Support
***** "I Glympse during bike races so my fam knows where to intercept me. When I'm heading back from a meeting, or when we are heading to other's location." -98Buff via iTunes
***** "Absolutely LOVE this app! I take the bus home from work and my husband picks me up at the bus stop. I send a Glympse when I get on the bus and he can track the location. We also use it when we are running 5k, 10k and half marathon races. It works fabulously!" -via Glympse Support
* Easy: no sign-up required or friend lists to manage
* Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
* Live: share location in real-time
* Open: share with anyone - no app required to view
* Passive: runs in the background
* Global: works anywhere you have GPS and a data connection
Use Glympse to:
* coordinate a night out with friends
* let your spouse know when you’ll be home from work
* negotiate an extra hour of curfew with your parents
* make sure a loved one knows you are safe while running or cycling
* find family members at a theme park
* provide a courtesy notice & ETA to a client when you are stuck in traffic
* share a charity run with followers on Facebook or Twitter
* direct emergency personnel to you quickly
Glympse works on all phones and tablets running Android 2.1 or newer.
Note about PERMISSIONS: If you have any questions about which Android permissions we require or how we use them, please visit... http://glympse.com/perms
Note about our WIDGET: Many versions of Android do not allow widgets to work for apps installed to the SD card. If you encounter this issue, moving the application back to main memory should resolve the issue.
We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Feedback" feature in the app under Settings. We have no way to respond to you for more information if you post your issue in the comments of the Android Market.
We have used this app for several months and found it to be great. But in the last six weeks, it has become unreliable. Positions are wildly inaccurate and sometimes it simply refuses to work at all. I've messaged the maker but the app still fails more often than it works.
Ted - 2011-09-04
What use to be a green arrow is now at times a green, gray or gold circle. And this circle now is inside a larger purple circle. How about a legend?
Karen - 2011-09-17
Great for traveling so loved ones don't worry. When showing traffic conditions it's been extremely accurate and has saved me from many traffic jams!
Benjamin R - 2011-09-06
Excellent app! Sometimes it drops glympses, they get "stuck", but it is not too often. If it weren't for that, 5 stars for sure :)
Marc - 2011-09-21
Perfect app for commuters or for when driving around to friends or family. No need to phone to ask "Where are you?" or "We've arrived".
Devin - 2011-09-06
I love exploring back roads, and Glympse allows me to perfectly share that hobby with everyone. Tons of fun!
Kent - 2011-09-04
More difficult to add recipients than it could be. That is the only thing keeping it from being 5 stars.
Chris - 2011-09-05
This has app has worked well for us in being able to track our young son when he's on his own.
Ryan - 2011-09-12
A must have. Keep people from continuing to call to see where you are....More features would be nicein such a old app.
Jayce - 2011-09-12
I love the time feature. It makes it so easy to share your location based on your own specifications. The +15min feature is extremely handy as well. Glympse is rock solid and I like how it's available for all of the major phone platforms. No account sign up or anything like that. Easy to use + very accurate. I had continual issues with Latitude which caused me to look elsewhere. Google, I love you, but Latitude is lacking. Badly. Glympse fills in all the gaps + far far more. Terrific job devs!
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