Glympse - Share GPS location APK

Version 3.33.0 -
Last updated: 2020-01-04 23:23:13

Fast & safe way to share your location using GPS tracking with friends & family!

Glympse - Share GPS location apk

APP Information

Download Version 3.33.0 (19061101)
Apk Size13.63 MB
App DeveloperGlympse
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up

Download Glympse - Share GPS location 3.33.0 APK

App Description

Glympse - Share GPS location is glympse,android,social, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.67 by 6 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Glympse website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.33.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Glympse - Share GPS location APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 25541+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking, with any of your family, friends or co-workers! 

Send a Glympse to let friends and family know you are on your way. Request a Glympse from a colleague who is always running late. Set up a Glympse group for your family reunion. 

Those you share with can view your Glympse from any web-enabled device, no sign-up required! 

Download Glympse today!

App Features:

+ Easy: no sign-up required
+ Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
+ Live: share location in real time with dynamic map
+ 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 social night out with friends
+ let your spouse know your ETA when you’ll be home from work
+ let your family know you are safe while running or cycling
+ find friends at a concert festival
+ provide a courtesy notice with ETA to a client when stuck in traffic
+ share a charity run route with followers on Facebook or Twitter
+ direct emergency or roadside personnel to you quickly

~~~ AWARDS & PRESS ~~~
+ 2014 Webby Award Winner
+ "[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

• We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a note using the "Send us Feedback" feature in the app under Settings.

App ChangeLog

  • Added the ability to choose your Preferred Navigation App in Settings.
  • Changes to how Glympse interacts with Android in order to comply with updated User Data and Permissions policies set forth by Google. When you send a Glympse, your default SMS app is opened and you must manually send the message as opposed to Glympse sending on your behalf.
  • Bug fixes and minor enhancements.

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

I love this app .... But there seems to be some kind of problem recently with sharing my location and the app not updating it to the receiving party . It's kind of random actually sometimes it will work for ten minutes or so and they'll stop receiving and other times it'll stop receiving almost immediately. Never had this problem before. Still working on making sure all permissions are set correctly, also need to look at battery saver toggles. In guessing.. We'll see.

it's a great app. Occasionally it is very slow updating (20 min vs usual 8 seconds). on rate occasions it just doesn't work. i really like the app in spite of it's problems. In recent months (today is 12/8/19) glympse had been extremely unreliable. It fails to work far more often than not.

It's certainly a useful app. More often than not it's very glitchy. sometimes the speed says I'm going 70 when I'm definitely only going about 45. I've noticed some times that the blue line that follows behind you does not always accurately reflect on the map. I've also noticed that it seems a little bit hard to actually get the group settings to work but that could just be me and my phone and not the app.

I love using yes. I use it with co-workers and my family when I have to go pick somebody up or be at a particular location. If I'm running late it really helps those on the other end to know how much further they have to wait before they come outside. I've used this app for a few years now, and it seems to work well.

This app looks so good, but on Android it stops updating your location to remote watchers as soon as you switch to another app. You come back, see it's stopped and have to kill and reissue a new remote watcher invite everytime. PLEASE fix this, I have a pixel 3.

This is/was a great app, but it seems the most recent version has a major bug that defeats its purpose. Occasionally, map motion stops and does not move, so it looks to me and my family like I'm sitting in one place going 65mph for an hour or more.

The app doesn't work. Won't let me go past the phone number verification code... just loads with no end in sight. I have a galaxy note 10 plus so the phone is brand new...

Best safety app to stay in touch on trips. Alerts people we share with when we have stopped and they text us to make sure we are ok. We have broke down a couple of times and they came to our rescue. With the Glympse app they knew exactly how to find us. I only wish they had a calender to set up trips in advance.

It tells me everything I need to know, as well as the receiver. Where we at, how long till we get to destination our speed etc. Love it.

Really useful tool, especially when you create a favorites list of contacts. In my experience the gps has been accurate. Makes pickups a breeze when young ones are waiting on you. I've had minor problems, especially appreciate that.

Cool!!! I wish it wasn't an "App" used to be right "in my phone" like when you first purchase a phone, that app cannot be deleted. It used to be a part of my messages app. No extra steps...

Our family has been able to use this for 8 years or more now, it's easy, reliable, always available and private enough. Really a great app.

Love this app for my training runs - my husband can keep an eye on my whereabouts just in case I should fall or have issues. Only a couple occasions that performance was not as strong, but I think it was because of poor signal.

Glympse is good for what it does. However, it doesn't think that anyone travels by train and insists that the 'Glympsee' is on the nearest road!. Need to add a option to state travel mode

I did a good bit of research and read a lot of good reviews about this app; with the ratings I saw, I tried it. Installation and launch were easy. Nice clean interface and easy to use when sharing or requesting location. What disappointed me was the map tracking - it was all over the place. I cannot attach photos here to describe visually what I experienced but it was virtually unreadable. In comparison to my Garmin smart watch map, it looked like an impressionist mess. Almost impossible to track my walking and driving paths. I have uninstalled Glympse and will be trying another highly rated app. This is my personal experience and may not be comparable to others using the app fso I'll decline recommendation one way or the other. Thank you.

Great app. I would like to see live GPS Coordinates highlighted under the users name and change as the cyclist, driver, rider, walker, runner etc moves along their route. That way the person watching can use the GPS Coordinates to assist with directions, or direct emergency services etc. To others commenting here, the signal breaks due to lack of coverage or if data is lost due to the receiving a call etc & Glympse cannot be held responsible for technical problems that are out of their control.

This app has big potential. Works good most of the time. Found during group sharing it would lock up. Data in the area was poor though. We were riding out in the sand dunes. It made it easy to locate our friends general locations, and then find them. I'm wandering how well it will work when I am in the mountains and sharing my location?

World great on road trips to report my whereabouts back to my loved ones. Have also used it on hikes and bike rides, works well. There are many apps that fall short for location tracking but this one is simple and it just works.

I always loved this app for my bus route. My parents count on it. My bus parents are busy people and need this information in order to make their decisions for their day. HOWEVER- When GOOGLE quit allowing Glympse to send out group texts it destroyed everything!! What school bus driver has time to send out 40+ individual texts every morning before leaving on their route! I now only send to SOME parents, and I hate that. I fault GOOGLE, but my complaining to them did no good.

Used to be a 5 star. Now it is more difficult to use, and I am tired of always getting stupid burried messages.

My family uses this a lot. Nice way to be able to easily check where someone is on a long drive without distracting them with calls or texts. Used it in along haul trip with multiple cars so we always knew where each other was along the way.

I love that u don't have to use the app and that u don't have to b a member to see ur persons location. I wish I could make my home page more look like me then just a little pic. I want to change the and add wallpaper, more PICS of my trips, etc .

This is one of the best apps for worrisome anybody. It shows slightest vehicle movements too. ie: my daughter and family were on their way to visit long distance. I noticed a 'hiccup' on the route. I was going to blame a glitch on the app, no biggie. I later found out she got confused on her direction, hit and bounced off a curb. Everybody was fine. Just know this is someone driving in real time. It would be great if we could share longer. Maybe move it to 8, 10 and 12 hour share capability.

Meh, sharing privately is a pain in the ass. Could be operator error, but interface is too busy.

What is this app continuously trying to connect to? No options to turn off. Also no options to use whatever it thinks it should be connecting to.

Great when it works, i use it a lot. only downfall, kinda frustrating when it glitches. if you're going to send your location to someone and lettimg them review it for a certain amount of time, I would suggest sending it before you start driving. something about driving and trying to send it does not pick up your GPS fast enough and the person wont get the message. but this is maybe 1 out of 10 times its happened.

Awesome except for time needs to be set higher and let you adjust down. Not the other way round...

My husband and I find this app super useful because his commute is about 45 miles each way and he rides a motorcycle so it sets my mind at ease to see he is moving. I am a cyclist so I turn it on when I ride and it reassures him that I am ok. Only four stars because sometimes it glitches and freezes. Honestly that scares the bejesus out of me if I am following his commute but it is pretty rare.

So far, works wonderfully. Works universally too, therefore you can see a friend who has IOS from an andriod and vice versa. However, the IOS tracking is a little wonky and makes it to where your location wiggles a little bit. I wish it could just constantly be broadcasting your location to your friends though instead of having a tag open for a maximum of 12 hours. Otherwise, great app so far.

Love this app. I belong to the Patriot Guard Riders, we have to meet before every mission for important information and we can see where other riders are at all times.

Desperately needs a list users so you can click on the user and go to them on map. When lots of people are stacked you can not see if it is working for example.

Always never know if what you see is where they are now or where they were hours ago

So easy to use. Always put on our phones. Very accurate. Best available. Not G maps or any other is nearly accurate or responsive.

Love it! My wife and I use it all the time. I've told many friends about it and they all say it is very useful and integrates with a lot of apps like Message+.

absolutely love this app. it brings me peace of mind, when i had Verizon wireless it was a feature on the message plus app but when i switched to metro, i was worried i couldn't gps my kids, when i realized you could download the app. my heart was relieved! this app not only shows you real time location but speed too! so you know when youre kids are on the move or sitting still.

Glimpse is fantastic when it works, but now keeps crashing whenever I try to open the app (message says “Glympse has stopped working”). Suspect it’s following a defective ‘update’. Have deleted and reinstalled twice to no avail. Now only [partially] works on phone via the website... 5* down to 1* now I’m afraid!

Terrible. I signed up with this using my phone number in the web version and they app wont even recognize my phone number. Keeps telling me that phone number is invalid. There is no other waybto lohin with thr app other than a phone number. Why can't they let me log in with an email? after 20 minutes of not getting it to work I deleted this app!!

I enjoy the convenience of this app. Helps my clients know exactly how close I am to their location.

It works really well and I love the different view options. However my only problem is is you accidentally close it you have to have the person driving send it to you again instead of just using what was already sent. I find this dangerous for the driver. Otherwise I love it! 😂

Always LOVED this app. Old phone turned into a brick. Working SUPER on my new phone! The improvements are STELLAR! Use it often. Keep improvements coming, whatever they are I'm sure they will be cool! I want use up all available characters on the review space, but I've arrived! Many Thanks!

I work on a crew and we travel around our home area and my wife luvs to watch where we go. Even to the beach sometimes. Great app !!!

i downloaded this to be paired with my new ford vehicle with sync. i was really hoping for an actual navigation app but this seems to only be good for sharing your location at any time but 0 navigation outside of a map with your location on it. maybe im misunderatanding the purpose of this app but was really hoping i could use it like Waze or Google Maps and be able to obtain directions

I can't verify my number. Every time I leave the app to open the text they send it restarts the process.

The time location are not right and doest not update the current location many times... It shows that the person went many places but actually he was at the same place

Works very well. Find your friends even at a busy event. Navigate to their location even if they are moving.

Works great on most days appreciate all the help! Love how accurate it is, helps me keep up with my boyfriend LOL!

Latest version has a bug so it looks like I haven't even started my trip from point A to point B, even though I'm on my way or already arrived at point B

App works great, when it works. It force closes every other time I get on it. Fix that issue and it would be Dang near perfect.

Good when it works. Unfortunately it stops sending location almost immediately. Used to work just fine.

Great app that helps me see my lived ones journey once they leave my house and head back out of town. the only complaint is I wish you could have an extended mode where it turns off only if I press the button instead of a timer.

Absolutely love this app! Works great for me.My boyfriend works second shift so it's dark when he's riding home on his bike. He sends a glympse message before he leaves and it gives me peace of mind. I can see where he is and his speed! Highly recommend this app!

I have used this app several times and I haven't had any problems yet. It's very accurate with the speed and location.

Pretty good, needs to be able to share direct between Glympse users without having to go through messaging app. I could have share settings wrong though.

Awesome app. Love it! Nice that you can watch family and friends and know they got home safe.

In general, the app works well. Wish it were more user friendly. But hey, no one is perfect which is why I gave it four stars. Great app though.

Gatt to let people know you're on your way so they can track your progress in real-time just for the duration of that journey.

Absolute rubbish. I can't even find the option to delete my account. Sharing location does not work, groups don't work. There is only a certain amount of time you can share instead of indefinite sharing. Please let me know how to delete my account and remove my information from your app.

Great app for sharing your GPS route live. I would give it 5 starts if they could add power-saving mode where I could decide at what frequency my location would be shared; all from every 1 second to every 30 seconds to every 5 minutes all the way up to every hour.

Love it! It's great for sharing your arrival status. It allows you to set times for each share, so people can only follow your journey the amount of time you oreference. Everyone who's received a glympse from me has raved about how helpful it is. If you tend to run late, this app is for you!

Glympse is not working properly at all. It shows incorrect or previous locations. History doesn't load either.

I keep hitting "stop sharing" and nothing happens. Can't get rid of the notification. Pretty annoying

Not bad. Very accurate, heavy resource usage though. Time given shows the remaining timespan that the user has allowed to share, easily confused with their ETA

sometimes the arrow doesn't move but it only happens once in every like 6 times and it's usually because the other person had to use their phone to make a phone call or something but other than that it is a wonderful app it works wonderfully and I will be telling a lot of people about using this.

Frequently fails to "share" via text messaging. Unreliable.

The app is great when it works, but I haven't been able to get it to work since the last update. It says it is sharing my location, but no one is able to actually check it.

I try to register an account, send my phone number and waits for the SMS with code, that never comes. What is the problem?

pretty bad overall. stopped tracking after 15 minutes. starts out good then 15 mins later it stops when I did but never restarted when I did even though my sharing was still active. wish it shared all the time instead of having to put in a time limit.

I think it's a great app that helps you and your friends and family (of choice) know exactly where you are in your travels.

this would be a great app if it would keep up with the traveler. it seems to either lose the person or the app locks up.I dont think I will use it again. I have since decided I will not use it again as it keeps stopping and locks up.

Works a treat. Great way to share location and /or see where others are. Track multiple assets, progress on the move, and join the dots to meet up. Great for safety and convenience of letting someone know your exact (real time) location.

love the app but could you add distance and time to the speed thats shown when people are watching as i use this app for when im running so my family and friends can see where i am when racing and maybe to try work with other apps like the sunnto app so it starts when you start your whatch tgen this would be the best app in irs category 👍

My wife use to share location when come home from work. Sometimes is working but many times show the location for 5 seconds and doesn't update anymore so i haft to go and use 'find my android'. I neee something that works always, can't trust this, is useless

I love Glimpse it's the best! I know exactly where and when I'll arrive or if I'm expecting guests it's awesome. I can literally give turn by turn directions to someone over the phone by knowing exactly where they are on the map if I need to which is always nice as long as grandma knows how to open up the glimpse lol

This app makes it very easy to share your location with anyone. But it's time for the developers to take this app to the next level. What distinguishes it from Google Maps' ability to now do this? How about a geofencing notification feature? The widgets need a refreshed look too. This app is good but could be more competitive.

I use this to share where I am with my family. I appreciate that it's not constantly streaming (saves battery and data) and that invited members can check in any time within the allotted time frame.

Works great. Just make sure you are on the main screen or it doesn't send the location.

Awesome detailed exactly most accurate location sharing out there Facebook location share is a joke compared to this. Exact accurate precise timing is right on. They give you eta and it is spot on One of the best apps off all time you will love it!

I used this app in the past and liked it. I was very disappointed today when, after time spent convincing my husband that we should both download and use it, I couldn't even create an account! App wont let me enter my phone number. I tried to enter my phone number, even different ways, just my regular american standard phone number that I've had for 15 years. No matter what, an error message pops up saying "Invalid Number" and wont let me go on. Fix and I'll re-rate. 1* (0 if i could) til then!!!

Works sporadically. Locks up frequently. Defeats the whole purpose when it shows the same location for hours!

Great app! My friends love sharing locations so we'll know exactly when we'll be somewhere. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that now when you try to send a Glympse from the app, it doesn't send the text automatically. I guess there was an update because now after I send a Glympse, my friends tell me they never got it and I end up finding it in an unsent text. Can we change this problem back to the way it used to be where the text is sent automatically? After that, 5 stars!

Best app I have found for sharing your travel route in real time. Excellent and intuitive design. Works well in that recipient does not have to have Glympse installed to monitor a route but can.

Easy and offers full control. I like being able to share in so many time increments. I would not use this if I did not have a password on my phone as someone else could go and share my location without me knowing though.

Not consistent performance. Doesn't refresh for 10 minutes +. Not dependable for timely tracking/location.

Love this app. It is easy to use and feel better using it when I'm traveling.

Very useful app to keep track of friends, kids, family.

Love this app!! It is so great to follow a family member's trip! Plus, it would be fabulous if you ran in to any problems or delays!!

Awesome app. Great for sharing location to friends meeting somewhere or their house.

1 * is overrated, considering the constant crashing and horrible stability. It crashes 99% of the time that I connect it to or disconnect it from my escape with sync and Android auto. It also likes to randomly crash nowhere near my vehicle. Point being, my certainty of it working is always slim, and I am sick and tired of submitting feedback for crashes. Samsung Note 9.

Great app, very useful. I have a long commute, and do a lot of errands, so its nice to know my husband and son have an idea of where I am. UPDATE: Recent update due to Google will not allow the app to send a text for you automatically. User now has to manually send it and then you need to go back to NAV function. I liked that feature beacuse it was quick. Wondering if there is a way to give permission to allow it at my discretion? Thx!

Fails often when it's most needed. Shared location is frozen, no way to reset it

It helps us know where our people are and their progress with a minimum of hassle. This is great if they get stuck in traffic and communicate with those who can get the big picture and talk them out, with the least problems.

Wish list: 1) Please stop the notification sound everytime I minimize the map. It's driving me crazy. 2) Groups will sometimes disappear for no reason, even if you're on a strong 4G LTE network. It's the only way to signal friends and family. 3) *Do* notify us when a group member shares their location. I'll poke my head on the app to see if my wife is on her way back from work and she's already 80% of her way home.

Why do "shortcuts' now require multiple screentaps?!!! These changes in the app make it much less useful.

Glympse app works well between Android and apple phones. Simple, straightforward and reliable.

Glympse: this is gonna take us into the future. I see this replacing all of Google's Map app's, Maps, Street view, Google Earth, and i see it as a marriage of them all! Ill be happy when they are merged as it'll be a lot more simple for users. Google prob still have a separate app for their Contrubitors which make it easier to donate their time and resources to make Google a better place for all, even for those who are paid by there sister companies and never donate there time and gas money.

I loved this app and used it for a long time but recently there was a change that is preventing me from giving it 5 stars. I used to be able to click my favorites shortcut and the glympse would automatically send via my sms app. Now I have to click my shortcut and then it launches my sms app with the link and I have to click send again. This sounds like a simple change but now the process take much longer to send the glympse and it's not as quick and convenient as before. I e-mailed the developer but never heard back.

Glympse has become more reliable over the years. I like the ability to share my location until the moment I reach my destination, and then stop hiding automatically. I also like the fact that the people viewing my location don't need to use any particular OS or app or be members of any social network: they just need to be able to receive text or email messages and open a Web browser. Battery drain isn't a significant problem on a modern phone.

Couldn't even get past the account creation. I kept getting an error message saying my phone number was invalid and I can guarantee it wasn't "user error". Entered in my phone number multiple times and got no where.

I've had this app for a couple of years and it was great but now all of a sudden when I share my location it takes me to messages and I have to manually send it instead of it going to the person automatically. When they get the link it is different and less accurate now. Guess we'll be looking for something new to use since Glympse just screwed up their app.

This app worked great on my old phone. On my S9, it doesn't work the majority of the time. I recieve texts (using Message+) from my wife with a Glympse attached, but when I open it, it doesn't show where she is and the label says she is going 0mph. About 5% of the time it worked. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, now it randomly prompts to login and after the text message is received and code submitted the app hangs.



requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

access extra location provider commands
Allows the app to access extra location provider commands. This may allow the app to to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read your own contact card
Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

activity recognition
Allows an app to receive periodic updates of your activity level from Google, for example, if you are walking, driving, cycling, or stationary.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


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