Fire up your GPS and let this app tell people your current location via email using online maps.
by on March 14, 2010
Meeting up with friends, colleagues or business partners even in a place you know well can be frustrating.
The advent of phone-based GPS lets you know exactly where you are but how is that of help to others without some way of letting them know?
Glympse effectively enables you to send your current location, speed and direction to any number of people via email using online maps. For privacy a valid time is allocated to every location you send out, varying from 30 minutes to four hours, we guess so people can’t trawl through random Glympse links.
It’s a clever free service that seems to just work and as long as everyone involved has email access it’s a doddle, plus it’ll link to your Twitter.
It’s a shame you can’t simply specify a location manually and send that, it only seems to want to take its best guess via your Wi-Fi hotspot or actual GPS location. So you can’t usefully say, ‘meet me here’ in half an hour. It also seems you can’t send locations via text message outside of the US at the moment.
Buy this app: Download the Glympse app now
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