Glympse launches on Android Wear™
Android app optimizes location sharing for watch
SEATTLE — July 8, 2014 — Glympse®, the pioneer of temporary location sharing technology, has just unveiled a new version of their award-winning application developed specifically for Android Wear™. With the new app, users can share their location with anyone in real-time directly from a watch without needing to access a smartphone.
Included as a featured app in the Play Store Android Wear Collection, Glympse for Android Wear provides seamless location sharing features for Android wearables; users can easily share a Glympse with a favorite contact or a person in their phone’s call log. They can also send a Glympse to Facebook, Twitter and Evernote or contacts in a calendar appointment, and receive and view any active Glympse by simply swiping and accessing additional options.
“Location sharing and wearable technology quite literally go hand in hand,” said Darren Austin, vice president of Product, Glympse. “Watches are a perfect complement for the Glympse use case as people can quickly and easily share their whereabouts without having to access their phone or miss a beat in their current activity.”
As demonstrated at this years’ Google I/O, Glympse location technology is an ideal fit for all manner of wearable devices. The company currently offers apps for Samsung Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear FIT, and Gear NEO. In the past year, Glympse has partnered with dozens of top tier global brands and companies, including BMW, Ford, GM, Gogo, Garmin, Mercedes, Samsung and Verizon to bundle its location sharing technology into apps and devices serving millions of users globally, and the company has become the partner of choice in the location sharing space.
To download Glympse for Android Wear, visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glympse.android.glympse.
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, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, NAVIGON, 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.