Woohoo, iOS 4 is here and Glympse
is ready! Glympse
can now share
in the background
while you run other apps. Glympse
can now send SMS messages worldwide from any iPhone.
"It's called Glympse, and it's my new favorite freebie [...] This is one of those apps that's ingenious in its simplicity, insanely handy to have around, and just a little bit fun to boot.
- CNET Reviews
"Glympse: The Coolest Thing Your Smartphone Can Do" - Since smartphones first made Google maps mobile, no single application
has offered so much practical functionality.
- Fast Company
Glympse is the simple
and private way to share
Want to let someone know where you are? Just send a Glympse!
Install and be sharing
in real-time with others in seconds! No sign-up, no passwords, no new social network to manage.
Glympse sends a link with your ongoing location
to anyone via Email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Best of all, the recipient doesn't need any special software to be able to see your location. They get a link that shows your real-time position, and optionally your speed, a message, a destination, and your ETA. And, Glympse
makes it hassle free by only sharing
for the time period you choose, and then it automatically stops.
A few notes and tips:
* On iOS 4 devices
that support background
apps (iPhone 3Gs and 4, iPod touch
3rd gen), Glympse
will now share
while running in the background. Continued use of GPS running in the background
can dramatically decrease battery life. When sending
a Glympse, you get to set how long you would like to share
your location. Once sharing
has begun, you can add add time to your Glympse
to extend its duration or "expire" the Glympse
to stop sharing.
* On iOS 4 devices
that support sending
SMS (all iPhones), you can now send a Glympse
to any SMS number you wish. For all other devices
and OS versions, we still support sending
SMS to domestic US numbers.
* If you receive a Glympse
on your iPhone, you can click on the Glympse
link in the message to see the person's current location
in a web page. The web page provides an option to launch the Glympse
application and automatically show the person's location, updated in real-time on a map. Pick your viewing preference!
supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Please note that an iPhone
or iPad 3G are best suited for sending
Glympses as they have a GPS for pinpoint location
and can share
while you are on the move. Nonetheless, an iPod touch
and base iPad are still excellent for viewing Glympses
and for sending
shorter duration "check-in" Glympses.
* Send a Glympse
to the same person
often? Just add it to favorites. Then you're just two clicks away from sending
it the next time.
* Have a Facebook
account? Sign in to your accounts under 'Settings'. Then, just add 'facebook' and/or 'twitter' when you send a Glympse
your live location
with your friends.
We're actively working on updates and features, so please send us feedback from within the application, or by sending
mail to email@example.com
We hope you enjoy using Glympse!
- The Glympse