Glympse and Mojio partner to provide location sharing beyond the smartphone
Glympse technology now incorporated into Mojio’s connected car solution
SEATTLE — September 10, 2014 — Glympse®, the pioneer of time-based location technology, today announced a partnership with Mojio, the leading platform for the connected car, to integrate location technology into their on-board diagnostics (OBD) device and connected car apps. This partnership signifies the first time any OBD connected car solution will be able to deliver Glympse location information from a vehicle to the cloud.
The partnership benefits both consumers and developers. Mojio users will be able to share their location and request location from others through Glympse. Developers for consumers and enterprise will be able to combine the Glympse Platform and proven location technology with the Mojio platform to quickly and easily create robust applications. In addition, companies that utilize the Glympse Platform, including fleet owners, will now be able to enhance their product suite by utilizing Mojio’s device. This means they will no longer need to rely on cell phones to be on, charged or connected to the Internet, to notify customers of a driver’s current location.
“We’ve been hyper focused on making location sharing ubiquitous, providing location technology when people or businesses need it, whenever they need it,” said Bryan Trussel, CEO and co-founder, Glympse. “By partnering with Mojio, we are able to extend our technology to hardware or devices outside of the smartphone, enabling location sharing with new users and opening new doors to our enterprise partners for a fully integrated location solution.”
“We are excited to have a quality partner like Glympse enhance our platform with their premier location service used by both consumers and corporations,” said Jay Giraud, CEO of Mojio. “Partnerships like this will rapidly expand the accessibility and value for drivers to experience the benefit of the connected car today.”
Glympse and Mojio plan to roll out the new technology in the coming months.
Glympse® is the pioneer of person-to-person time-based location sharing technology. With an intuitive design and enhanced features, the company easily integrates location sharing into everyday activities, meetings and events. Glympse has partnered with many top-tier companies, including Blackberry, BMW/MINI, Ford, Garmin, GM, Gogo Inflight, Kik, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, NAVIGON, Pebble, Samsung and Verizon, which have integrated the Glympse brand and enterprise platform into their own products and applications. The company is backed by Menlo Ventures, Ignition Partners, Verizon Ventures, Naya Ventures and UMC Capital.
Mojio is reinventing driving by keeping drivers connected to their favorite people, places and things providing accurate, real time information about cars when it is needed most. As a cloud-connected device for the car and an app for the smartphone, Mojio improves the driving experience by automating tasks, bringing intelligent solutions to the driver and protecting their investment. Mojio’s open platform makes it easy for third party developers and partners to create apps that connect drivers with the products and services they want and need. For more information, please visit: www.moj.io