App Wednesday: Share Your Where Using Glympse

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 😉



Categories: All Things Apple, Life & Technology, Mobile Computing

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6 replies

  1. This is an awesome app. I use it with my girlfriend all the time!

  2. Best app you’ve suggested so far.
    Enjoying the blog.

  3. so awesome. used it this eve for the drive home and had my buddies meet me exactly when i got there. thanks for the tip – this was well worth trying.

  4. I was using Google Latitude but this is way easier. So simple and perfect. Tx.

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