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

Version 3.31.2

Bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings
1.2K Ratings
Theotherleft ,

Let somebody that you choose know where you are.

Whether you’re hot air ballooning, out on your motorbike or on the way to friends house for dinner, rather keep asking where you are, send them a Glympse text, takes 20 seconds and then when they’re interested they can tap on it and see where you are now, when you arrive your friends are ready, your wife knows you’re out on your motorbike and okay, just stopped for another cup of tea at a mates house, obviously if you’ve gone to the pub you turn it off! :-))

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great review Theotherleft!

Neo53 ,


Worked perfectly for my 3G iPod touch and my iPod touch 4G running on a MiFi and when watching my partner run around the south. Still great on my 6S. Reoccurring bugs here and there, but nothing to impede me - or my opinion on how much I still enjoy this app - thanks to some skillful prodding. Reoccurring is a hint here, techs. But I still love ya ;)

Developer Response ,

Thanks Neo53. Glad everything is working well for you!

Grahamsl ,

Great app but needs public transport added

Used this app for many years and works well in my BMW car but really needs public transport added. Has Car, Bike and Foot when on the train, it's a bit pointless because the route tries to follow a road.

When public transport added week get a five star.

Developer Response ,

Thank you Grahamsl! We hear you, and is something that we are highly considering.


114.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2017 Glympse Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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