Today’s app is a favourite on my iPhone and it is called Glympse. So what does it do? From the Glympse website they describe the service/app as follows:
Glympse™ is a groundbreaking new way to share your location with anyone for a specified period of time using patent-pending GlympseWatch™ timer.
At it’s simplest, Glympse allows me to trigger and email to someone (or a group of people) and that email provides them with a hyperlink to view my Glympse. Clicking on the link takes them to a map where they see my movement in real time. What I really like is that you can set the Glympse to expire. For example, let’s say I’m on my way back to the office from a client meeting, I can trigger a Glympse to a co-worker and they can see me driving back downtown, my progress being shown on a ma in realtime. If I set the Glympse for 30 minutes, after the 30 minutes, my co-worker can’t see where I am anymore. This is perfect, as it lets me inform people but also protects my privacy.
To get a full sense of how Glympse works, check out the video below. It’s purely coincidental that the character in the video is named Mike 😉