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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone 7

App requires

  • contacts
  • phone identity
  • location services
  • data services
  • camera
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Glympse is the simple and private way to share your location.
Want to let someone know where you are? Just send a Glympse!
Install and share your location in real-time with others in seconds! No sign-up, no passwords, no new social network to manage.
Glympse sends a link with your ongoing location to anyone via email or text message. Best of all, the recipient doesn't need any special software to be able to see your location. They get a link that shows your real-time position, and optionally your speed, a message, a destination, and your ETA. And, Glympse makes it hassle-free by only sharing your location for the time period you choose, and then it automatically stops.

The latest Glympse updates for Mango allow for Fast App Switching and creating Favorite Tiles on your Start page. Unfortunately, the WP7 Mango update does not allow applications to utilize real-time location sharing in the background unless you screen-lock while running Glympse.

Current limitations for the Windows Phone 7 version of Glympse:
- Glympse cannot share your location in the background, but it can continue to send your location under a locked screen. Please see the Preferences screen under Settings for the option to enable this feature.
- SMS invites are delivered from a Glympse number and can only be sent to numbers located in the domestic United States. 
- There is no automatic way to launch the Glympse app from a web link/url.
- If you would like to view a received Glympse in the app, you will need to cut/paste the entire invite URL ( or code (i.e., ABC-123) into the text box found in the "View a Glympse" page.
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  • by James 4/5/2014
    Doesn't work will not accept glympse name when typed in view a glympse
  • by User 3/29/2014
    Loved this app when I had an apple and I like the idea of it but I wish it kept the location even when the app is closed and the destination portion of the app is not working properly.
  • by Sam 3/26/2014
    This is still a great idea, but the implementation SUCKS compared to the android version. Bugs in selection of recipients. Also, now the search of destination seems completely broken. Also, You have to paste in the code to look at someone's glympse instead of it just opening the app when you click on the link. Finally, it seems that the mode where you can see each other approaching the same destination is just not there.
  • by Craig 3/23/2014
    Great app. Glad you offer support for windows phone. Please add group support, I cannot join my friends group.
  • by Jens Gorm 3/21/2014
    It should be possibly to share the glympse URL yourself, e.g. For posting to FB
  • by Christopher 3/16/2014
    Badly needs an update to support WP8 features. Must keep the app open to track your location, it allows you to lock the phone but as soon as you open another app or go back to the home screen it stops tracking.
  • by Jason 3/14/2014
    I think the developers are IOS lovers because it worked great on IOS. I just can't take apple so I switched to WP8
  • by Peter 2/28/2014
    Needs to be updated to take advantage of WP8.
  • by ak169 2/18/2014
    Baaaaaaad Cant even share via whatsapp
  • by Cane 1/30/2014
    This app does not work well for me. It updates locations too infrequently. I get updates somewhere between 10 and 15 minute intervals. Not adequate for my needs. I tried to use this to monitor my child who takes public transit home. 15 minutes between updates for this kind of use is not great. Will have to look for another solution.