Glympse - Share GPS location

Glympse - Share GPS location


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • No account need (nor you either your contacts)
  • Widget
  • Tracks route and average speed
  • Accuracy could be improved
  • Needs to integrate more social networks
  • Battery killer
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Expert's Review

"Sharing your location: better as easier"

Reviewed by / Nov 02, 2011

Glympse is a simple way to share your location: Account isn't needed

Dozens of social networks for sharing your location are coming up. Yet most of them share a catch: you have to create an account, add friends, link other social networks among other stuff before sharing where you are.

Glympse works different: you just need to download the app and share your location in real-time. Although you can add your profile pic, view your check-in history and add other social networks, there's no need to register. Just share. Share via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook or SMS. Share where you are and where you're going. Share expected time to reach the place, distance and average speed. Share a message attached to your Glympse. Avoid all the bureaucracy and just SHARE. That's what Glympse does.

Attached to your Glympse sharing, there will be a link to Glympse website. From there, your friends can check where you are and follow your path to your goal. Your friends (or just the people you share your location with) don't need to have an account either. Glympse lets you choose location provider (Google or Skyhook). What's more, you can choose preferred unit (metric or imperial), as well as the parameters you want to share: location, speed, etc.

Glympse has been developed by Share your Where, an emerging developer who has just launched this app on the market with remarkably success (over 1 Million downloads)·

Glympse doesn't have extra features as badges or location-based games. However, it's an essential sharing app with no frills. Its simplicity is its keystone.

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Developer's original description available here
Glympse is a fast, free, and simple way to share your location safely using GPS tracking in real time with friends and family!

No sign up required! Only those you share with can view your Glympse from any web-enabled device. Download Glympse today!

~~~ Here’s what our users have to say about Glympse! ~~~
★★★★★ “The best family and friends finder out there. If you need something that will help you stay in contact with your loved ones and you don't get this app then you are missing the boat” - via Google Play review

★★★★★ “No other location app I have used comes close to this one for accuracy and reliability. Used to keep track of the family unit, great for me.” - via Google Play review

★★★★★ "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

~~~ AWARDS & PRESS ~~~
★ 2014 Webby Award Winner
★ "[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

App Features:

✓ Easy: no sign up required or contact lists to manage
✓ Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
✓ Live: share location in real-time with dynamic map
✓ 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 social night out with friends
✓ let your spouse know your ETA when you’ll be home from work
✓ let your family know you are safe while running or cycling
✓ find friends at a concert festival
✓ provide a courtesy notice with ETA to a client when stuck in traffic
✓ share a charity run route with followers on Facebook or Twitter
✓ direct emergency personnel to you quickly

Note about PERMISSIONS: If you have any questions about which Android permissions we require or how we use them, please visit...

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 use the "Feedback" feature in the app.

Recently changed in this version

We've been hard at work building the new version of Glympse, and we're ready to share it with you!

We've made it even easier to share your real-time location with your family and friends with simplified navigation, and updated user bar. We've also updated the look and feel of the app.

Glympse Tags, a new way to share with multiple people. Tags work similar to hashtags on social media - tag your location and anyone who views that Tag can see everyone who has done the same.

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Comments and ratings for Glympse - Share GPS location
  • (72)

    by Graham Roberts on 27/05/2015

    I have used this to let my family know where I am while out either cycling or driving. Very useful.

  • (72)

    by Amara Marshall on 27/05/2015

    I use this app almost on a daily basis with my family members. Great way to know that your kids are on their way home.

  • (72)

    by Christian Simpson on 27/05/2015

    Would love a new minimalistic widget to match

  • (72)

    by Thomas Parker on 27/05/2015

    I took my time explaining the issue I had and the reply was so stupid its pathetic.

  • (72)

    by Donald Randall on 27/05/2015

    Keep up the good work. I am looking forward to using the new improvements with my business appointments.

  • (72)

    by Edward Mojiboye on 26/05/2015

    Nice app. Hope it continues satisfying

  • (72)

    by Kirsten Sossin on 26/05/2015

    One of the better apps... Pretty much right on target with location. No issues yet

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