Glympse’s integration with messaging apps, navigation systems and even wearables is starting to overshadow it’s core app. That’s a good thing since Glympse earns its paycheck every time a partner uses its service.
Just as you would share a Glympse with friends of your location on the highway, you will soon be to share a Glympse of your flight’s position in the sky.
Verizon plans a big update to its Messages app in the next few weeks adding new social communications features to SMS. One of the highlights of that upgrade is integration with Glympse’s location sharing tools.
Glympse is the perfect example of an app much more useful on your wrist than in your pocket. For that reason the developer has built all of its location-sharing service’s core functions into its Galaxy Gear app.
Life360 has always confined its location-sharing network to the family, but with a new feature called Circles, the company is opening your network up a broader group of friends and trusted users.
Telenav’s latest iPhone update has some nifty new collaboration features, including the ability to notify friends and family or your ETA and for multiple users to converge on the same location.
The Twist app for iOS helps you share your estimated time of arrival with friends and colleagues, so they’re current on when they should expect you. The app uses your location and current traffic data to communicate an accurate arrival time.
Need to share your location for a limited amount of time and with just a single person? Mapfia is an easy method on iOS and Android. You simply call someone and Mapfia shares the location of both people for the length of the call.
Yet another app has joined the growing ranks of over-the-top mobile VoIP services, but Sidecar is offering up a twist on the usual VoIP format. The startup is using the voice call merely as the starting point from which users can share video, location and contact info.
Apple is not done taking on application makers with iOS 5. It just announced it is launching a new location-sharing feature called Find my Friends, that will allow users to easily share their location with other users. It should spark some competition with existing location-sharing services.