Glympse - Share GPS location
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: 11.68M
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Glympse
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: com.glympse.android.glympse
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 3.21.0
- Size: 94.3 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Glympse Inc.
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Glympse - Share GPS Location: Now You Don'T Need A Separate App To Track And Share Your GPS Location Review
Glypmse is an app which allows you to share your exact location with people who need it. You can send your location while you're coming somewhere with messenger you have on your phone. You can download Glympse - Share GPS location for iOS 9.0 or later and Android 4.0.3 and up.
As you guessed, the main purpose of this app is to share your location with friends and family. And they don't have to have Glympse installed, they view your location from a browser. The coolest feature is to share your location while you move so people who are you going to knew where you are at the moment. It's nice to track if your kid is getting home safely or if you're preparing a surprise party for the person and you need to know where he or she is so you wouldn't screw up.
Glympse is connected to Google maps so the map is the same as in Google. And the rest of the design doesn't really matter really although it's not bad, it's regular. There are no brand fonts available only brand blue theme. The menu is minimalistic and it's easy to get how to use it.
Not only you can share your location in the app you can also request it. Go to the main menu which is three lines on the top left of the main screen. You can choose the person from your contacts whose location you want to know and send him or her a request. You can create a private group here to send and request locations from them at the same time. BTW you can share your location for up to 12 hours which we tried to use and it didn't perform perfectly, especially considering the fact that it eats your battery alive. So you wouldn't forget who you shared with there's a History option available where all you previous shares – to who, when, and where – are shown. Add a tag to the public map if you want to or add a place to your favorites for quicker access.
Cross-platform use 5/5
In this Glympse - Share GPS location Review we talk about the iOS version of the app. It works better here than on any other platform, especially Android because everybody knows that the GPS system in general works more precise on Apple products. Other than that there are no other differences and a lot depends on which messengers and social media you have on your phone so Glympse would be able to share your location through them.
The app is absolutely free! Yes, that rarely happens and there are no ads in the app so you don't really understand how they make money. We couldn't even think of what the app's makers could request money so if you have an idea, let them know.
The Bottom Line
Glympse is an app which you're not sure at first if you need it because you can share your location almost from any popular messenger. But once you've downloaded Glympse - Share GPS location you'll understand. It's really easy and, what's most important, very precise location share client with a lot of additional features.
Glympse is a nice app worth having on your phone. Especially if you take your location sharing seriously.
Pros : Intuitive usability;
No unnecessary details;
Great variety of sharing options.
Cons : Not original map design (by Google);
Could be more fun features.
Cross-platform use 5.0