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Works with

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

App requires

  • contacts
  • phone identity
  • location services
  • data services
  • camera
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • owner identity
  • maps
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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***Glympse is proud to announce a brand new update to our app for Windows Phone 8 users! With this release, we've brought you some great features to take advantage of the things Windows Phone 8.0.***

Glympse is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real time.  No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage.  Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose.
When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible.  Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, or paste a link, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device.

-- Awards & Press --
* "[Glympse] is one of those apps that's ingenious in its simplicity, insanely handy to have around, and just a little bit fun to boot." -CNET Reviews
* "Glympse: The Coolest Thing Your Smartphone Can Do" -Fast Company
* Named one of "15 Best Mobile Apps of 2011" -Mashable
* Easy: no sign-up required or friend lists to manage
* Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
* Live: share location in real-time
* Open: share with anyone - no app required to view
* Passive: runs in the background
* Global: works anywhere you have GPS and a data connection

Use Glympse to:
* coordinate a night out with friends
* let your spouse know when you'll be home from work
* negotiate an extra hour of curfew with your parents
* make sure a loved one knows you are safe while running or cycling
* find family members at a theme park
* provide a courtesy notice & ETA to a client when you are stuck in traffic
* share a charity run with followers on Facebook or Twitter
* direct emergency personnel to you quickly
New in recent updates:

Background operation - Glympse will now be able to run in the background. This enables users to share their location continually, for the amount of time set, while using other applications and without having to update settings to allow permission for Glympse to run while the screen is off.

International phone number support - Glympse now leverages the default messaging app on the device to allow users to share their location with any phone number supported by their carrier. 

Easier view-in-app capability - Viewers can now easily launch and view a Glympse in the app from a link received in a text message or email through the "View in App" button in the Glympse web-viewer. Update:
Fix - International users should no longer have data loss issues involving shortcuts or destinations.
Fix - International users should no longer crash when using the destination picker.
Fix - Setting distant destinations should no longer crash.
Fix - Several cases where attempting to resume using the app (after tombstone) should no longer crash.

NOTE - If you side-loaded the or U.S.-limited release on a device set to a regional format that uses commas or symbols other than a "." to denote decimal places, please consider deleting the app and performing a clean re-install.  (This isn't critical but may avoid rare, future crashes.) Hotfix:
Fix - Launching from previously created Tiles should no longer crash and load the Send page correctly.
Fix - Using app-bar zoom/center buttons while a map is still loading should no longer crash.
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  • by Brian 7/24/2014
    Awesome App! I can send my friends a Glympse & they can see me weather they have the App or not. No crashes or battery drain on my 920. My friends wanted me to photograph them during a 5K Color Run in Chicago so they sent me Glympses' & I always knew where they were heading. Very useful tool for tracking people who want to be tracked, unlike the "stalker" family tracking apps!
  • by Ali 7/20/2014
    Great awesome app and so useful. But there is 3 steps left to be the best: 1. Even after turning off the speed sharing, app using too much of GPRS bandwidth and more important, "killing battery..." 2. Why the is a limit for hours?! "Don't force" us for having more security! 3. There is a few bug and crash, specially in select destination manually, please fix... Thanks for this amazing app for windows phone
  • by Ed 7/18/2014
    Great app, but missing the request a glympse feature like Android
  • by dean 7/18/2014
    This app is great works everytime
  • by Timo 7/16/2014
    Kicks *** on WP8!!!!!! great and simple UI, love it!
  • by Viswanathan 7/15/2014
    This feature was very usefull in BBM . Now its on Lumia . Great for sharing your location with our friends.
  • by sathya 7/15/2014
    Tz z gr8 .. I m dng a research on GPS real time ... Its very useful..
  • by Alex 7/15/2014
    About time!
  • by Aamir 7/15/2014
    Really good, really helpful, really cool idea
  • by Mohammed 7/14/2014
    Very helpful. I love it.