Glympse Location Sharing App Makes It Easier to Find Your Friends

Andrew LaSane
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Trying to meet up with friends or family for dinner or inside a music festival can be a major headache due to missed connections, bad directions, and unforeseen circumstances. An app called Glympse may be just what you need to get everyone on the same page.

Available for Android, iOS, and Windows devices, the GPS location sharing app allows users to send their location to a friend, see where their friends are, and map how long it would take to meet up.

Glympse allows users to send messages that include their distance, rate of travel, and ETA, so everyone can see if traffic (or a coffee pit stop) is to blame for the delay. Once a Glympse is sent, the recipients receive a link to open the map in a web browser without having to install the application on their smartphone. The map integration also helps friends find you in the case of an emergency (or if you get lost in Central Park—again). One of the best features of the app is the ability to control how long you broadcast your location and who can see it, because being invisible is important, too.

Images courtesy of Glympse.