Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Editors' Review

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."

 
read more +

screenshots

Latest Stories
ActionDash may do Digital Wellbeing better than Google's own Android app

ActionDash may do Digital Wellbeing better than Google's own Android a...

At least, when it comes to device compatibility.

Read more
Rosetta Stone language learning app uses augmented reality AI to teach new words

Rosetta Stone language learning app uses augmented reality AI to teach...

The iPhone version can see nearby objects and name them in several languages.

Read more
Spotify reportedly making a voice-activated gadget to stream music in your car

Spotify reportedly making a voice-activated gadget to stream music in...

Most cars on the road are too old for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, but other options are emerging.

Read more
User Reviews

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit
 
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 2,457
Downloads Last Week 4

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
Report a problem