Location sharing app Glympse gets major update
Glympse, perhaps our favorite way to share our location with friends and family, has completely redesigned itself and tossed in a bunch of new features. Available immediately in the Google Play store, Glympse 2.0 is a totally fresh take on the sharing experience, with a host of new options thrown in for good measure. There are three notable additions to the app, none of which cost a thing.
Glympse Groups: Share and interact via common activities, such as sporting or industry events, meetings or social gatherings. Glympse reveals group members’ real-time locations on a map for a set amount of time, encouraging local interaction and social discovery.
Calendar Integration: By integrating calendars, like Outlook, Google and iPhone, Glympse allows users to automatically schedule location updates to everyone associated with a specific calendar event, virtually replacing the need for “Running Late” or “On my way” emails, texts or phone calls.
Request a Glympse: Glympse turns the tables and makes it just as easy to ask your friends, family, and colleagues, “Where are you?” With the new “Request a Glympse” feature, users simply send a request via text or email and recipients can instantly accept and start broadcasting their location for the given time period.
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GLYMPSE EXPANDS LOCATION SHARING TO BE MORE RELEVANT, SOCIAL IN EVERY DAY LIFE
Introduces Glympse GroupsTM, One-Touch Calendar Integration, and Ability to Ask Friends “Where Are You?”
New Glympse Now on iPhone®, iPad®, and Android
SEATTLE – October 16, 2012 – Glympse, Inc., the mobile technology company that pioneered temporary real-time location sharing, today introduced a new mobile app with more services to make it even easier to share location with family, friends and colleagues whenever you want, and for however long you choose.
Available for free on iPhone, iPad and all Android platforms, the new app now includes Glympse Groups TM, which marries dynamic, real-time location with real-life activities that anyone can join. The new Glympse also includes one-step calendar integration that automatically sends a Glympse to participants in advance of a scheduled event, as well as a “Request a Glympse” feature so you can easily ask your friends, “Where Are You?” in one click, eliminating back-and-forth texting.
“We’ve reached a pivotal point in the evolution of location sharing – moving beyond check-ins and static one-time, closed-network sharing events to location as a mainstream way of communicating where someone is at any given time. People are actively seeking ways to share where they are more regularly and with broader groups of people – but with control,” said Bryan Trussel, CEO and co-founder of Glympse. “With Glympse, our goal is to provide an instinctive way for anyone to share their location – as privately or widely as they would like – by integrating the action easily into everyday activities.”
Using Glympse isn’t just easy, it’s instinctive. The new features and intuitive design have been developed with user input, further integrating Glympse into daily life, while ensuring users have complete control over how much, or how little, they want to share:
Glympse Groups allows users to share and interact via common activities, such as sporting or industry events, meetings or social gatherings. Glympse reveals group members’ real-time locations on a map for a set amount of time, encouraging local interaction and social discovery.
Joining a group is simple and instantaneous – users just need to enter bang (!) and the group name – and there is no need for a login or password as groups are open to all. For example, if you and several friends or colleagues plan to attend a conference or baseball game, they just send a Glympse to: !SFNightOut. Then the location of every group member is displayed on a map. Once a group member’s time limit expires, their location will no longer be shared unless they extend or resend the Glympse to the group. Individuals can stop actively sharing their location any time they choose.
By integrating calendars, like Outlook, Google and iPhone, Glympse allows users to automatically schedule location updates to everyone associated with a specific calendar event, virtually replacing the need for “Running Late” or “On my way” emails, texts or phone calls. Upcoming calendar events have been seamlessly included into the app’s “Shortcuts” setting and automatically add the meeting name and location to the Glympse. Now users are just a couple taps away from letting all the attendees know their location in real-time.
Request a Glympse
When Glympse first debuted, it made it fast and easy for users to “Share Your Where” with others, for a specified period of time without creating yet another network. Now, the new Glympse turns the tables and makes it just as easy to ask your friends, family, and colleagues, “Where are you?” With the new “Request a Glympse” feature, users simply send a request via text or email and recipients can instantly accept and start broadcasting their location for the given time period. If the recipient does not yet have Glympse installed, they can easily do so by clicking the link to download the app, and then accept the request to start sharing their location.
Glympse is available today in the App Store and Google Play. To download the free Glympse app, visitwww.glympse.com/get_glympse
GlympseTM allows GPS-enabled mobile phone users to share their location for a pre-set period of time with anyone they choose. Available on iPhoneTM, Android, Blackberry and Windows PhoneTM, Glympse visually answers the question of “Where are you?” with a dynamic map that updates the user’s whereabouts in real-time and it easily integrates location sharing into every day activities and events. Glympse was developed with consumer safety and privacy in mind, and the service provides users with complete control over WHO can view their location, WHEN and for HOW LONG.
GlympseTM is a trademark of Glympse, Inc.
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