Glympse provides an innovative mobile service that makes it easy to safely share one’s location with others in real-time. With just a few taps, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone users can send a Glympse to anyone via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Glympse’s technology gives users complete control over who can view their location, when they can view it, and for how long. Glympse has proven to be a powerful tool for millions of users in a variety of situations: alerting colleagues when running late, finding friends after work, or checking-in with family members. It takes only seconds to send a Glympse and the receiver isn’t required to have any special software in order to view a Glympse.
Think about it: How often do you share information about your location with friends, family or colleagues each day?
Glympse visually answers the question of "Where are you?" with a dynamic map that updates your whereabouts in real-time. With a few taps in the Glympse app, you no longer need to call or send a text to communicate your whereabouts. Recipients know exactly where you are for as long as you want them to.
There are hundreds of everyday uses for Glympse. Here are a few:
From a user perspective, Glympse is a fast, free, and simple way to share your location in real time with the people you trust. Send a Glympse to your friends to let them know you're on your way. Request a Glympse of your friend who is always running late. Create a group for your family reunion. Set a duration, pick a destination, choose the recipients and hit send! Glympse will take care of the rest.
From a developer perspective, go beyond the “check-in” by allowing your users to share their real-time location from within your app or website. By featuring Glympse in your product, you provide your users with an additional reason to further engage with your product. Whether you have a fitness app or delivery service, this social location feature offers a quick and easy way for your users to spread the word about your app or service.
With Glympse for Autos, users can quickly and easily share location from their vehicle by simply opening the app in a connected car, setting the recipient and timer, and hitting send. No need to update or access for the duration that the Glympse is active. The new app was designed with car safety in mind, and it includes large buttons so the driver can quickly send their location and then set off on their way. The contact will then be able to see the driver's ongoing, real-time location on a map. As with all Glympse apps, the driver determines how long they would like their location to be available -- up to four hours -- and it automatically expires once the timer is up.
By integrating Glympse with MirrorLink, which is available in select Volkswagen and Peugeot vehicles, drivers can access Glympse location technology directly from their car's dashboard with seamless connectivity between their phone and the infotainment system. MirrorLink is the leading industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity and is designed for interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars.
"Glympse's focus is the same as ours: providing drivers with tools they need to make their lives easier, but mitigating distractions so they can concentrate on the road," said MirrorLink Evangelist Antti Aumo. "We are setting the standard for how connected cars and drivers will operate in the future, and we are excited to have Glympse along for the journey."
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