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Glympse Inc. , the publisher behind many iOS app (Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple ,Track n Treat ,Glympse En Route), brings Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple with a number of new features along with the usual bug fixes. Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple app has been update to version 1.27 with several major changes and improvements. App release that improves performance, provides several new options.
  • Great for meeting people after work..
  • We always know when to expect members of our family to be home..
  • Excellent real time GPS tracking application with awesome privacy controls..
  • Use it All the time when meeting friends at restaurants..
  • Teach your children maps..
Overall Satisfactionclick me76
Takes the worry away when a loved one is traveling.
This is such an awesome app to keep track of loved ones & check arrivals.
I'd recommend it to anyone.
Have found more use for this than google latitude.
Simply the best gps family and friend finder that there is.
Amazingly useful and fully featured app.
the current version is a wonderfully useful tool.
Fun & Engagingclick me87
Use it all the time to coordinate pickup times with my non-driving kids.
Lots of fun and useful too.
Glympse is awesome.
I use it with my family all the time.
Awesome tracking app.
Fun and reliable app.
Completely Addicted.
Usefulnessclick me87
For coordinating without having to take attention away from driving.
One of the most useful apps to date.
I use this everyday with friends.
Keeps family informed on your location for trips.
Great app use it every day.
Saves time texting people to tell them I'm on my way.
Amazingly useful and fully featured app.
Family Friendlyclick me98
Works great for letting my family know where I am.
My teenage kids use it too.
Social Aspectsclick me100
Great for meeting up with friends and having to answer "where you at.
I use this everyday with friends.
Excellent app to keep in touch with loved ones.
Great way to stay safe and communicate your position.
Production Valuesclick me100
The new visuals.
Ease of Useclick me95
It's easy to use and very accurate.
Super Convenient.
This ap makes it easy for my wife track of me.
It makes sharing your location dead simple.
easy to use and view.
nice simple UI.
Reliabilityclick me25
Batteryclick me60
Why no control over the GPS polling frequency to save battery.
tho when not using to save battery.
It also drains the phone battery quickly.
it zaps your battery quickly.


Woohoo, iOS 4 is here and Glympse is ready! Glympse can now share your location in the background while you run other apps. Glympse can now send SMS messages worldwide from any iPhone.


"It's called Glympse, and it's my new favorite freebie [...] This 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" - Since smartphones first made Google maps mobile, no single application has offered so much practical functionality.
- Fast Company

Glympse - Location Sharing Made SimpleGlympse - Location Sharing Made Simple
Tags :   glympse ,   location ,   sending ,   share


Glympse is the simple and private way to share your location.


Want to let someone know where you are? Just send a Glympse!


Install and be sharing your location in real-time with others in seconds! No sign-up, no passwords, no new social network to manage.


Glympse sends a link with your ongoing location to anyone via Email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Best of all, the recipient doesn't need any special software to be able to see your location. They get a link that shows your real-time position, and optionally your speed, a message, a destination, and your ETA. And, Glympse makes it hassle free by only sharing your location for the time period you choose, and then it automatically stops.
Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple


A few notes and tips:


* On iOS 4 devices that support background apps (iPhone 3Gs and 4, iPod touch 3rd gen), Glympse will now share your location while running in the background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. When sending a Glympse, you get to set how long you would like to share your location. Once sharing has begun, you can add add time to your Glympse to extend its duration or "expire" the Glympse to stop sharing.


* On iOS 4 devices that support sending SMS (all iPhones), you can now send a Glympse to any SMS number you wish. For all other devices and OS versions, we still support sending SMS to domestic US numbers.


* If you receive a Glympse on your iPhone, you can click on the Glympse link in the message to see the person's current location in a web page. The web page provides an option to launch the Glympse application and automatically show the person's location, updated in real-time on a map. Pick your viewing preference!


* Glympse supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Please note that an iPhone or iPad 3G are best suited for sending Glympses as they have a GPS for pinpoint location and can share your location while you are on the move. Nonetheless, an iPod touch and base iPad are still excellent for viewing Glympses and for sending shorter duration "check-in" Glympses.


* Send a Glympse to the same person often? Just add it to favorites. Then you're just two clicks away from sending it the next time.


* Have a Facebook and/or Twitter account? Sign in to your accounts under 'Settings'. Then, just add 'facebook' and/or 'twitter' when you send a Glympse to share your live location with your friends.


We're actively working on updates and features, so please send us feedback from within the application, or by sending mail to


We hope you enjoy using Glympse!


- The Glympse Team


The Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple is now available as a free download on Apple Store for both iPhone and iPad owners.The application is designed for use in English language. It weighs in at only 10MB to download. It is highly advisable to have the latest app version installed so that you don`t miss out on the fresh new features and improvements. The current app version 1.27 has been released on 2014-11-28. The Apple Store includes a very useful feature that will check if your device and iOS version are both compatible with the app. Most iPhone and iPad are compatible. Here is the app`s compatibility information: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.
More Info: Find more info about Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple in Glympse Inc.`s Official Website :


It estimates my arrival time even with traffic. found in 7 reviews
It makes me feel safer when I'm still at the office till midnight. found in 7 reviews
This has to be the best app for parents with new drivers. found in 1 reviews
I use this when I'm going on long solo bike rides. found in 17 reviews
This app is indispensable for my wife and me. found in 3 reviews
Use it all the time to coordinate pickup times with my non-driving kids. found in 22 reviews
Simply the best gps family and friend finder that there is. found in 4 reviews
Excellent app to keep in touch with loved ones. found in 5 reviews
I keep shortcuts on my home screen and it takes seconds to start sharing. found in 2 reviews
Works exactly as advertised. found in 2 reviews
New User Interface is awful. found in 2 reviews
Got 2 b useful but crashes. found in 1 reviews
but need improvements. found in 1 reviews
Would be even better with traffic data. found in 1 reviews
Shortcuts don't work. found in 3 reviews
Still needs push notifications instead of SMS. found in 2 reviews
Shortcuts still don't work. found in 1 reviews
No better way to share location. found in 1 reviews
but the concept and execution are almost perfect. found in 3 reviews
Fantastic app but needs some interface. found in 1 reviews
Great Idea - Terrible Usability. found in 1 reviews
Needs better integration With Google maps. found in 7 reviews
Doesn't work properly anymore. found in 1 reviews
Hate the recent update/new interface. found in 1 reviews
The UI took a step backwards with the last redo. found in 2 reviews
Good app UI needs work. found in 1 reviews
It used to have real time tracking but not anymore. found in 3 reviews
Not 5 star anymore. found in 2 reviews
Works rarely plus a bit buggy. found in 1 reviews
doesn't do push notifications between Glympse users. found in 5 reviews
Does not support ios7 location services on iPad. found in 4 reviews
Error every time I try to send a glympse. found in 3 reviews
Now - it's frozen half the time and not dependable. found in 2 reviews
No location update. found in 4 reviews
4 hour limitation makes it very crippled. found in 21 reviews
but definitely took a step back with the update. found in 2 reviews
Now it will not load from text. found in 2 reviews
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Love the interface but wish locations could be set for more than four hours          Wish time windows could be longer
Super easy to use makes it simple for family members to know where I am when Im traveling I love that you can limit the amount of time that someone tracks you Just a great app overall                Love it
I really like this app but it gets worse with every update          Going the wrong way
My husband sends an email I tap where Im supposed to I see him for about 2 seconds and he never moves Very frustrating Im going to delete it    Terrible App
I hate sharing via text or mail as it opens in web browser even when person Im sending g to has glympse installed on their phone and finally I can send glympse directly to the app again                Finally send to glympse user is back
Usually takes three or more tries to get it to the work GF sends I get notice and go to app and nothing I send request and wait I get response back and go to app and nothing So I pull down notifications and tap on notice again and this time when it takes me to app I get a your request was sent and then finally it says viewing XXXs glimpse and I finally am shown her location I hate that there is no where in the app to go to to pick up waiting glimpses It just doesnt work at all the way it should    Third or fourth or fifth times the charm
I use this to let people know when Im riding I wish the time window was unlimited instead of 4 hours Its easy enough to extend the time but I have to remember and dig the phone out of my pack to do so which wouldnt be possible if I was hurt and needing help It also freezes and wont reset even if reopening the link Fixing those issues would make it 5 stars I love that the person getting the link doesnt need a smartphone or special app dont lose that feature             Great app
I Was texting my husband who was out of town when I got a message that said I want to see your location thinking it was my husband I clicked on the link downloaded the app and sent my location Later when I spoke with him he said he never sent the link but I sent it to him Thank god we trust each other this creepy app could potentially cause marital problems    Creepy
Every time somebody sends one to me I never get it on the app Its only email Then I have to go through the website Sometimes it doesnt even work So annoying       Receiving glimpse doesnt work
A very useful way to get people get ready when i come pick them up There are some minor imperfections but as ling as it does the job Im happy with it                Love this app
The current update does not produce a text to send to the glympse recipient And error message displays next to all the glympse Ive tried to send Please correct The older verion was just fine    Update not working
Used to be a great app Now the GPS is 5 minutes delayed doesnt show how fast I was traveling       Doesnt work properly anymore
The app has some great streamlined features However it makes the assumption that you are traveling by car I was on a train that stopped frequently so in inaccurately chose a route and wasnt able to correctly say what time I would arrive Needs an option for travel by other methods hikingwalkingtrainsmall planeetc             Pretty good but
For anyone who hates having to update one or more people about ETA and location when all youre trying to do is concentrate on getting there Not to mention that when youre meeting someone nobody needs to guess when the best time for a location update is Folks can anticipate arrival and leave to meet you when theyre comfortable Finally if someone arrives before you its all on them for once 5 star feature it could use an option for mode of transport If my train followed the streets like it depicts I will be very late and very dead Excellently executed and functioning app             Super useful
Wife or friends want to know How long until You get here Send a glimpse Theyll have a cold drink waiting when You walk in the door                Great App
Love it Use it all the time Would love for it to be able to message someone at my destination to tell them Im outside Thanks for a great appUpdate wish I could give another star for changes to the home screen in the latest update Far more streamlined and intuitive Great job                Supremely useful
Sometimes it stops updating my location and recently it has been adding a 3rd uninvited Glympse User to view my location Who is that It makes me uneasy             Love it but
Very useful app Always dead on                Very useful
Works as advertised most of the time and when it doesnt I blame iOS backgrounding behavior Would benefit from a watch extension more than any other app I can think of             Needs a watch app
First try after the latest update and the app responded as it used to with instant tracking and only short freeze ups less than 4 min Looking forward to using it again and trusting that I can track my wife during her bike rides             Working better
Thanks for the fix                Now I can send to multiple Numbers
No way to delete users that are incorrect Sends and never gets viewed to glympse users    Not working
Glympse has been in my top 10 since it came out but now with the recent update its gone way down the list Almost off my phone This has happened on several of my top 10 apps It is usually caused by bad management forcing change where none is needed so it ends up being change for change sake My favorite feature of the 3 buttons on the map that allow you to center on a Glympse or to show all current people on the same map is gone You must now open a sidebar and even then you can only pick one at a time Its also much harder to set up a Glympse especially compared to several versions ago All in all its gone from a 5 star app to a 3 star app It still does what its supposed to do but Ill never figure out why good things turn bad          Good App Gone Bad
App no longer accurately display location when running in background Please fix       Great app but major glitch
I was very impressed with use of the app I find the app very helpful as a user and recipient I would highly recommend this app to a friend or colleague                A Great Travel App
Very useful                Luv it
The interface is less informative than before At a quick glance it is difficult to see who you are sharing your location withIts the two steps forward and one step back result I really dont see why they would do this In the previous versions modifying your shared location was easier and required fewer taps    Worsened UI
My husband can get my Glympse But Ive only been able to see him once out of many attempts My husband manages an IT dept and has had no success attempting to get my phone to activate when he send me a Glympse It wont activate with my text messaging    Wont work on my iPhone 6plus
Glympse is such a great tool to use When I have a friend or family member traveling to or from me we always glympse one another to know how far they are time or distance to know if theres traffic backup and if hopefully this never happens youre in desperate need of their location if their car breaks down or they get lost I recommend this to all my friends                Love glympse in every way
Ive wanted to love Glympse for a very long time but have never been able to The basic idea is fantastic but their implementation leaves a lot to be desired First the location accuracy is poor and the app doesnt try to do anything to smooth it out like locking to roads the way Google Maps does so it looks like the broadcaster is jumping into buildings and lakes and rooftops as they go Second if the broadcaster has doublebacked you just see a jumble of trail and cant easily tell where they are This could easily be fixed if they just faded out the broadcasters trail but they dont Finally Glympses support is pretty lackluster their feature request board is locked with many popular ideas that have gone unanswered for 3 years The app gives you the impression it was once the product of a vibrant startup but is now collecting cobwebs          Stagnant app missing basic features for years
Works well just wish the eta would account for traffic Always says some absurd time when going cross town in Manhattan Would be nice to see traffic at least in the app                Favorite app
Classic scenario you are going to a concert together a party an event etc and you want to know where your ride is like with Uber Glympse works great for that No issues with software just perfect for what it is                We use it a lot with family
After losing my beloved Twist I began searching out a replacement everywhere I looked users were recommending Glympse Although Ive been using it semiregularly for over year and Ive seen improvements over that time Im just not satisfied with where the app is atSending an ETA in Twist took two taps once a favorite was set up Glympse has improved but it still takes three tapsGlympse doesnt send notifications for updated ETAs or upon arrival Are you kidding meSending an ETA for calendar events requires going to a different area of the app And Glympse lists events without locations Why Same with recent destinations In Twist favorites recents and events were all on the main screenIf I join someone my wife for example in a trip and they arrive before me Glympse will stop sharing her location and will also expire my tripMy biggest gripe is that Glympse does not use push notifications for sending an ETA instead it uses normal SMS messages or iMessage This requires more taps for sending an ETA and for viewing a sent ETA and involves an intermediary app on both endsI just received a notification from Waze that my wife is on her way home Guess I should finish this up          Not a replacement for Twist
This app absolutely destroys my battery life even when its plugged into my car charger I had to get a highcurrent rated charger Also it needs to allow for a longer time duration than 4 hours Why not make it as long as you want On road trips its annoying to have to continually extend the time          Kills battery and needs more time
Easy to use and I love the shortcuts available                Awesome
Not being able to provide limitless time permissions makes this app useless    Permissions restrict value
With GLYMPSE and GoGo                Flying high
Reliable and consistent I have no issues sending locations to family members when necessary                Great app
a moon in orbit                makes me happier than
Glympse is a lifestyle                Even bettererer for v30
Best app Ive found to reliably share my location in real time                Works for showing my location
This is such an awesome app to keep track of loved ones check arrivals I use this app a lot                Awesome app
When it works it is a great app But there are so many times when I click on a notification and nothing appears on the map I have to request multiple Glympses and keep trouble shooting until I can get it to work It is extremely frustrating Why do the Glympses expire If they can fix this app it would be great as it is Im looking for an app that doesnt upset me so much    This app is maddening
My fiancé and I love it Thanks so much                Great App
The app is great when it works But it sometimes stops updating the location and doesnt restart       Stops Updating Location
4 out 5 times this never works Arrow never moves it cant calculate it freezes constantly I love the idea but its more frustrating than helpful       Nice idea never works
One of my favorite apps Its on my main screen Everyone I send a Glympse to says how cool the app is They download it Everyone loves it And everyone should definitely use itAs a motorcycle rider this is he ultimate way to let someone know when I am going to arrive Its SUPER easy to share and request location My girlfriend lives a mile away and we still use it Try it and see                Everyone Loves It
Doesnt work on iOS Confusing as ever Perhaps some instructions on YouTube would help Also stalker app alert Give users option to allow gps only when using app Why does it need gps access all the time To drain my battery    Doesnt work
I use Glympse daily on my commute home to let my wife know when Ill be home The v30 update includes some nice visual improvements and improved the usefulness of the map screen for me                Nice upgrade to a great app
Traveling across state I would need about an 8 hour time limit Pretty ridiculous that youre limited to only 4Oh also this app always stops updating location    4 hour max time limit too low


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