Glympse announces 400 percent growth on Android platform in less than one year
App that enables users to dynamically share location with friends surpasses one million Android downloads
REDMOND, Wash.. — November 15, 2011 — Glympse®, the company behind the pioneering location sharing app of the same name, today announced it has been downloaded one million times on the Android platform. Glympse is also available for iPhone™, BlackBerry and Windows Phone™.
The Glympse app lets users quickly share their location—for a specified window of time—with anyone they choose. Users can even update their status on Facebook or Twitter via mobile phones, so friends can follow their real-time movements on a dynamic map. Glympse users can simply send a one-time Glympse, or set a timer to specify how long they want their ongoing location to be visible, for up to four hours. If users name an end destination, Glympse will also give an estimate on arrival time.
“This one-million Android milestone represents the substantial growth Glympse has achieved in a short amount of time across a variety of smartphone users,” said Bryan Trussel, co-founder and CEO of Glympse, Inc. “Glympse has always been a simple, easy-to-use app for all users, no matter their smartphone of choice.”
Glympse is quickly expanding, having just hit the milestone of 250,000 Android downloads last December.
“We’re thrilled that our Android install base has grown over 400 percent in less than a year,” says Trussel, “It’s a testament to the value users see in our simple and safe approach to location sharing.”
Glympse’s unique “location time window” and privacy settings offer users the freedom to share their location with anyone they choose. Once downloaded to a smartphone, users can share their location with any individual from their contact list through an email or text message, as well as share with their Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
Sending a Glympse takes only seconds, and the receiver doesn’t require any special software; they only need web access to view the sender’s ongoing location. Glympse has proven to be a powerful tool for many uses—alerting colleagues when running late for a meeting, finding friends for after work get togethers or just checking in with the family.
This announcement comes on the heels of Glympse’s recognition earlier this month by JiWire and Geo-Loco’s The LOCALS awards, for “Most Innovative Use of Location by a Company.” Glympse has also been included in many Top 10 and must-have app lists in both mainstream and technology press, including TechCrunch, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and CNET.
About Glympse Inc.
Glympse® allows GPS-enabled mobile phone users to share their location for a pre-set period of time with anyone they choose using patent-pending GlympseWatch™ technology, so users can “check-in” or allow their location to be shared for longer durations. Available on iPhone™, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone™, Glympse visually answers the question of “Where are you?” with a dynamic map that updates a person’s whereabouts in real-time. Glympse was developed with consumer safety and privacy in mind, and the service provides users with complete control over WHO can view their location, WHEN and for HOW LONG.
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