Glympse

Glympse

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.32
  • Total Downloads:
    1,644
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Operating Systems:
    Android 2.1/2.2

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Editors' Review

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Glympse is a brilliantly conceived mobile application that lets you share your real-time location via SMS, email, Twitter, or Facebook. It's a useful, easy-to-use tool that doesn't require you to sign up, create any profiles, or invite contacts.

Imagine asking a friend to meet you at a new restaurant in your neighborhood. With Glympse, you wouldn't text her the address; you'd merely send her a Glympse of your current location, and with a tap on her screen, she'd navigate her way there. Or if you're not yet at the restaurant, you might send her a Glympse showing it on a map, as well as your real-time location as you make your way there. There are so many possibilities with such a powerful, location-aware application.

The Glympse app is clean and refreshingly simple to use. To get started, launch the app, hit Menu, then Send a Glympse. Next, input a phone number or e-mail, or choose to share a Glympse with Facebook or Twitter. Set the duration (anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours). And that's it. For the allotted time frame, your contact(s) will be able to view your real-time location on a map, from a mobile device or desktop browser. If you're on the move, you can also input your destination, so your contact can see where you're headed.

For those who routinely use Glympse to transmit a location (e.g., children with eagle-eyed parents), the app includes a nice Favorite feature, which saves the recipient(s) of your Glympse, duration, and destination, all for easy sending later. The app also comes with an optional home-screen widget, which puts Favorites, Glympse History, and Send Glympse functionality right on your home screen.

One thing users should know is that Glympse eats battery life voraciously. But considering it continuously transmits real-time information, that should be expected.

Overall, we think Glympse is an incredibly useful download that has the potential to become incorporated into many of our daily routines. Try it out for yourself, and see if you and your friends start saying, "just Glympse me."

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "great when you need it"

    August 14, 2013   |   By cake_2go

    Version: Glympse 1.32

    Pros

    Fast and easy

    Cons

    Only so many situations where you can use it.

    Summary

    Had this app when it first came out but couldn't find much use for it, the other day I was panicking, because I needed an app that could do exactly this. Guess I should have kept it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Did not ask for it, forced on me"

    February 24, 2012   |   By kmacdowe

    Version: Glympse 1.32

    Pros

    If you want your phone to track and report everywhere you go then you might like it.

    Cons

    Giving this one star because it showed up on my new phone asking to be updated. I NEVER asked it be on my phone. I do not like having apps forced on me.

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  • 5 stars

    "Don't leave home without it"

    January 10, 2012   |   By Harold_Mann

    Version: Glympse 1.32

    Pros

    Intuitive, fast, free and useful.

    Cons

    Limitations are really in the phone, not the app.

    Summary

    We use Glympse all the time to coordinate meetings with attendees coming from different locales. If we move, we can alert everyone immediately, and if someone is late, we know where they are, when they will arrive, and if traffic is an issue. Great app.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.32
    New* Added support for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)* Added support for Google TV* Fixed rotation issue on tablets running Android 3.2* Updated Facebook* Other fixes/improvementsRecent* Reply Glympses: Click the user bar or choose Actions from the menu to reply to a Glympse you a viewing.* Street view: See what is around the person you are viewing.* Improved destination picker: Navigate to friends or their destinations.* New alerts: Get notified when someone sends you a Glympse.
    General
    Publisher Glympse
    Publisher web site http://glympse.com
    Release Date December 03, 2011
    Date Added November 26, 2011
    Version 1.32
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Social Networking Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android, Android 2.1, Android 2.2
    Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.
    Download Information
    File Size 1.79MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,644
    Downloads Last Week 5
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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