Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking on your mobile device, with any of your family, friends or co-workers! This is location sharing on your terms, you decide who sees your location and when!
Send a Glympse to let friends and family know you are on your way. Request a Glympse from a colleague who is always running late. Set up a Glympse group for your family reunion.
Those you share with can view your Glympse from any web-enabled device, no sign-up or app required!
Download Glympse today to start sharing!
+ Easy: no sign-up required
+ Safe: your Glympse automatically expires after sharing has ended
+ Secure: Share your location on your terms - you are in control
+ Live: share location in real time with dynamic map
+ View: Friends or family members within a Private Group or share to a Public Group
+ 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 social night out with friends
+ Let your friends or family know you made it home safe after a night out
+ Let your spouse know your ETA when you’ll be home from work
+ Let your family know you are safe while running or cycling
+ Find friends at a concert or festival
+ Provide a courtesy notice with ETA to a client when stuck in traffic
+ Share a charity run route with followers on Facebook or Twitter
+ Direct emergency or roadside personnel to you quickly
+ Request a Glympse from a colleague who is always running late.
+ Send a Glympse to let friends and family know you are on your way.
+ Show the kids how close you are to picking them up from practice.
+ Have your kids send you a Glympse so you know where they are and when they arrive at their destination, either a new driver or if their walking home from school
~~~ AWARDS & PRESS ~~~
+ 2014 Webby Award Winner
+ "[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
• Glympse supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and now Apple Watch and iMessage. Please note that an iPhone or iPad with cellular data are best suited for sending Glympses as they have GPS for pinpoint location and can share your location while you are on the move.
• We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a note using the "Send us Feedback" feature in the app under Settings.
Big update with a power savings feature, security enhancement, and more!
-Enable Low Power Mode in settings to save battery life when your Glympse isn’t being actively viewed.
-For enhanced security, select Delete After Sharing Ends to delete the history of a sent Glympse.
-My current location - Sending a request to someone will allow you to quickly add your current location with a single tap.
-Navigation provider preference - Select your preferred routing app in the settings allows you to pass the address of your intended destination to your favorite navigation app.
-Now including Dark Mode!
Ratings and Reviews
Glympse allows me and my wife to make most of our time. We both have to commute but only have one car. I cannot use public transport to work, so I use the car. I drop off my girl friend at the train stop every morning before I drive to work, however, picking her up in the evening is not that easy since I might be stuck in traffic or her bus/train is caught up by the rush hour. Being on each others' screen through Glympse makes it much easier to still time our pickup well. If she is running late, I go to the store adjacent to the train stop first. If I am running late, she walks towards the way she sees me taking on glympse.
Also, for longer driving without the other you can always make sure you know what's going on so that I can have dinner on the table by the time she is home for example. We seriously use Glympse every day. Just great!
Missing 1 feature but AWESOME otherwise
To the developers of this awesome app.
I use glympse to let my clients on my limo bus find my location throughout the night. The great part is they don't have to install any apps to use it. It is a web based link they can see me from. The part I wish this app had was a way for them to see their own location on that link, or a way for them to connect their dot to my dot. I often have to park in an area just within walking distance but it gets difficult to describe to them where they are in relation to my location. This would be an amazing feature to include in a future update.
Navigation buttons and editing location names
First off, I haven’t used it yet. However, during the setup process, I discovered a couple issues.
First, the little itty bitty tiny back arrow is way too small. I’m not someone with giant hands trying to type on an iPhone 3, just an average Joe, using an iPhone X. I found that I have had to attempt to push/tap/mash the back arrow, about 5-10 times before it would go to the previous screen. If I was attempting to see, much less touch the back arrow while driving, I’d end up being some statistic. Please make it bigger and more distinguishable from background color. **Note - I wouldn’t try to use it while driving since my vehicle now recognizes the app.
The second issue... In trying to rename a location, I finally discovered that I must hit return on the keyboard, which only makes the keyboard disappear, then I have to try my luck again with the back arrow. How about a “save” or “update” button, which automatically takes you back to the previous screen.
Once I actually use it, and if I discover anything else of note, I will update my review. For now, it’s a 4 of 5, based on the hopes that it works as well as all of the previous reviewers have raved about, with the option to increase once issues are addressed.
- 112.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 Glympse Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.