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Glympse - Share GPS location with friends and family

By Glympse Inc.

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Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your location 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! ~~~
5 Stars - “This app is awesome... I use it to show people where I am, my eta, to coordinate several people meeting at the same place coming from different directions... It gives people peace of mind, and the option to see it in a web browser is awesome for those who don't yet have the app. Also, it's nice that you can set the Glympse to expire upon arrival for saved battery life.” – Bradley Dunham via iTunes

5 Stars - "Thanks u guys!!! This is so awesome! Now when my parents want to know where I am I just send them a Glympse!!! Thnx!" -via Glympse support

5 Stars - "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

• Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

• Glympse supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 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 3.12

Release Notes:
* Following a Glympse link launches directly into Glympse app (IOS 9 and newer)
* Update for Ford Sync
* Minor enhancements and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Location Services = Always/Never

This is obviously an app that requires access to your current location via Location Services. Unlike almost every other app, though, Glympse does not have the option to share your location with the app only while you're using it. You either have to choose to share your location with Glympse (and therefore its developers and who knows who else) all day everyday whether you're using Glympse or not, or you have to choose not to share your location at all, rendering the app non-functional.

I've stopped using the app until they offer the option to only share your location when you're using the app. Until then, there are other ways to share my location and ETA with people without having my battery drained and privacy compromised as it is by allowing any app to track my location at will.

Unrelated, but why are people making the apples-to-oranges comparison between Glympse and Waze? They perform totally different functions.

Broken App, Developers non-responsive

This app used to work very reliably. However, about 3-4 months ago I noticed that the driver's position would stop auto-refreshing, and sometimes I couldn't get it to refresh even when I closed the app and reopened it (in addition to a variety of other tricks I had been using to get the app to refresh the driver's position). Now this malfunction has become the app's normal operation. It stops tracking the driver mid trip and cannot be restarted. This means that responsibly safe drivers who use this app to keep family, friends and colleagues apprised of their arrival time without actively using distracting technology are completely unaware that those people have no idea of their arrival time or whereabouts. The app simply no longer works and it doesn't seem like developers have been at all responsive. I wonder if this app is no longer being managed or supported at all by the developer, in which case it should be pulled from the Apple App Store.


I have been using Waze for several years and love it for navigation!! I got a new Ford F-150 and Glympse is the only navigation app that works with Sync3 so I downloaded it to use it. Once my iPhone is connected to my truck i can't input anything so that all has to be done BEFORE I connect it to the usb. Not even on the sync3 screen can I input an address to drive to. Now I can't even put a destination in the app? I don't want to pay for a navigation chip and thought this would work but only if I add a destination as a favorite? That is ridiculous!! I did like hat the map shows on my sync3 screen, but if I already know where I'm going do I need that?? While using it today it froze up when I switched from audio back to mobile apps. Glympse no longer appeared. Now this could be a Sync3 issue and not Glympse but I've never had a more frustrating 20 minute drive taking the kids to school. Please fix this so I can actually use this.

Glympse - Share GPS location with friends and family
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.12
  • Size: 40.3 MB
  • 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 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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