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Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple
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Glympse - Location Sharing Made Simple

by Glympse
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.57
  • Fire Phone support
  • Minor issues fixed

Product details

  • ASIN: B004W7XNOC
  • Release Date: 12 April 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,099 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Easy: no sign-up required or friend lists to manage
  • Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
  • Live: share location in real-time
  • Open: share with anyone - no app required to view
  • Passive: runs in the background
  • Global: works anywhere you have GPS and a data connection

Product Description

Glympse is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose.

When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device.

-- Awards & Press --

* "[Glympse] 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" -Fast Company
* Named one of "15 Best Mobile Apps of 2011" -Mashable

-- User Testimonials --

***** "This app is awesome... I use it to show people where I am, my eta, to coordinate several people meeting at the same place coming from different directions... It gives people peace of mind, and the option to see it in a web browser is awesome for those who don't yet have the app. Also, it's nice that you can set the Glympse to expire upon arrival for saved battery life." - Bradley Dunham

***** "Thanks u guys!!! This is so awesome! Now when my parents want to know where I am I just send them a Glymspe!!! Thnx!" -via Glympse Support

***** "I Glympse during bike races so my fam knows where to intercept me. When I'm heading back from a meeting, or when we are heading to other's location." -98Buff

***** "Absolutely LOVE this app! I take the bus home from work and my husband picks me up at the bus stop. I send a Glympse when I get on the bus and he can track the location. We also use it when we are running 5k, 10k and half marathon races. It works fabulously!" -via Glympse Support

• Easy: no sign-up required or friend lists to manage
• Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
• Live: share location in real-time
• Open: share with anyone - no app required to view
• Passive: runs in the background
• Global: works anywhere you have GPS and a data connection

Use Glympse to:
• coordinate a night out with friends
• let your spouse know when you’ll be home from work
• negotiate an extra hour of curfew with your parents
• make sure a loved one knows you are safe while running or cycling
• find family members at a theme park
• provide a courtesy notice & ETA to a client when you are stuck in traffic
• share a charity run with followers on Facebook or Twitter
• direct emergency personnel to you quickly

Glympse works on all phones and tablets running Android 2.1 or newer.

Note about PERMISSIONS: If you have any questions about which Android permissions we require or how we use them, please visit...

Note about our WIDGET: Many versions of Android do not allow widgets to work for apps installed to the SD card. If you encounter this issue, moving the application back to main memory should resolve the issue.

We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a mail at or use the "Feedback" feature in the app under Settings.

Technical Details

  • Size: 7.3MB
  • Version: 2.57
  • Developed By: Glympse (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read-only access to phone state
    • Read the user's calendar data
    • Read SMS messages
    • Access fine (e.g. GPS) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
    • Directly communicate over NFC
    • Send SMS messages
    • Open network sockets
    • Connect to a paired Bluetooth devices
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access extra location provider commands
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Discover and pair Bluetooth devices
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.0 out of 5 stars  27 reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so cool 23 Sep 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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My husband introduced me to this and it is so cool! We often drive to visit family out of town and it's nice we can send them a Glimpse and they can track our progress. My husband and I also find it useful for days when I pick him up from work; send him a Glimpse and he knows where I'm at so he can come out and meet me, instead of standing outside or waiting for a phone call.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I used to send a text, now I send Glympse. 21 May 2012
By Alp - Published on
Before Glympse, I used to send a text when I left my house to meet someone. Then I'd get stuck in traffic, or in a conversation in front of my house, and end up leaving/getting there later than I had anticipated.

Then I discovered Glympse. I began to send limited access to my route and location to the person or people I was meeting. This eliminated the need to text again if I experienced a delay.

Glympse gives limited access to whoever you choose, to your current whereabouts, in real time. The receiver has access to not only where you are, but also to the speed you're traveling, particularly handy if you're stuck in traffic.

You set the amount of time the person will have access to this information. Once the max is hit, they can no longer see where you are. The window simply "expires."

Some have complained of the app freezing or simply not updating, this is true although I've found that if you remind the receiver to update/refresh their window, it goes 'live' again. For me, I've encountered this glitch when sending from ANDROID ==> iPhone.

Overall, I think this is an almost perfect app who's multiple uses I'm still discovering.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 3 May 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Verified Purchase
RealTime location sharing app that is easy to use but very powerful and very cool! Definitely a must have application!
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and useful! 3 May 2012
By Pom Pom - Published on
Verified Purchase
this app is really great for letting people know where you are and when you'll arrive wherever it is that you're supposed to be meeting. if you're running late, the app tells them for you! if your on a cross country trip to go visit the family, they can watch your progress and know exactly where you are and what you're doing. it's fun when were on a long trip to go ahead and post it on facebook and have friends checking in to see where we are as we travel from here to there. The only downside that I can see is it does draw a lot of power to keep sending that glympse.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars won't work on the kindle fire hd 8.9 29 Nov 2012
By Chrissy - Published on
Verified Purchase
not sure why
wish I could use it
love it on my android phone
maybe some day it will be offered for us with kindles
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