Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Editors' Review

by   / May 13, 2011

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."

How can you tell if an Android app is safe?

screenshots

User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
 
show reviews

Full Specifications

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 2.1/2.2
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.

Download Information

File Size 1.79MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,466
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
Report a problem
Latest Stories
Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

by Joshua Rotter

If you're struggling with anxiety attacks or panic attacks, then these apps can help you cope.

Read more
Best Amazon Prime Day deals so far

Best Amazon Prime Day deals so far

by Clifford Colby

From headphones and earbud to mobile phones and smart home devices, here are the best Prime Day tech...

Read more
How to not miss an Amazon Prime Day deal

How to not miss an Amazon Prime Day deal

by Clifford Colby

With Amazon Prime Day 2019 coming up July 15, now's the time to start planning your approach to the...

Read more