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Glympse -Share GPS location with friends & family

By Glympse Inc.

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Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking, with any of your family, friends or co-workers!

Send a Glympse to let friends and family know you are on your way. Request a Glympse from a colleague who is always running late. Set up a Glympse group for your family reunion.

Those you share with can view your Glympse from any web-enabled device, no sign-up required!

Glympse now also includes an iMessage extension and Apple Watch App.

Download Glympse today!

App Features:

+ Easy: no sign-up required
+ 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 or roadside personnel to you quickly

~~~ 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

• Glympse supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and now Apple Watch and iMessage. Please note that an iPhone or iPad with cellular data are best suited for sending Glympses as they have GPS for pinpoint location and can share your location while you are on the move.

• We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a note using the "Send us Feedback" feature in the app under Settings.

What's New in Version 3.21.0

Bug fixes and minor enhancements.
Private Groups - Who’s Viewing? Now you can see which members are actively viewing the group.
Glympse for iMessage, now with the ability to add a destination for predictive route and real-time ETA for your journey.

Customer Reviews


I think the idea behind this app is awesome. When I first downloaded it about the first 5 times I used it I never had any issues with it but after that all of a sudden anytime when I have received or sent glimpses to others or from others their locations or mine tend to freeze. I have yet to use this app now without having a freeze issue. Sometimes it will work in the first hour of use and then freeze or sometimes it's just frozen from the get go. I was hoping after about three years they would finally have this addressed. They say it only happens when somebody's on the phone but it doesn't seem to matter in my case.

Good app but needs fine tuning

Generally it's a good app. But I hate the fact that I have to have location service always on. This drains the battery. I wish it would have the option of "while using" for location services. The alternative is to turn it off when not using and turn it back on each time I use the app. Well, that's just stupid and inconvenient.

Glitch in remove

When I click the button to remove someone else's expired Glympse, instead there's a little banner at the top that says "Glympse extended by 15 minutes". I'm not even sure which Glympse is being extended, cause it's not theirs...

Glympse -Share GPS location with friends & family
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers iMessage App for iOS
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.21.0
  • Size: 94.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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